Human Settlements will be first to expropriate land to build houses

The Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu says her department will be the first to expropriate land to build houses as soon as the enabling legislation is passed. Sisulu says the expropriation of land will assist in easing off the pressure of identifying land for housing. The minister tabled her department's budget vote in Parliament yesterday. The budget vote comes against a backdrop of government battling to keep up with the continuing demand for housing. Sisulu believes that once expropriation of land without compensation is effective, her department should be prioritised.

Guest: Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu