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1. What is the population to Emalahleni?
According to the 2001 Census the following number of people reside in Emalahleni:
   
 
   
2. Who are the local town planning and land surveying consultants?
   
 
Korsman and Van Wyk Town Planners 013 6923670
WF Planners 013 6976068
Urban Dynamics Town Planners 013 2431219
Welwyn Town Planners 013 2828990
Buys Lee and Gentle Professional Land Surveyors 013 6562440
   
3. Where can I find out about the uses allowed on my stand as well as building lines, coverage, FAR and parking requirements?
   
  The Planning Section will assist in providing this information. They can be contacted at 013 - 6906471 for general planning enquiries and a booking for a consultation can be made were more complicated advice is required. Please ensure that you bring the stand number, suburb name and extension number.
   
4. How do I get a zoning certificate for my property?
   
  A zoning certificate is available at the offices of the Planning Section on the 3rd floor of the Witbank Office. Ask for Sipho Serepo of Msebenzi Mahlangu. Please ensure that you bring R11-00 per stand. You will be issued with a payment slip for payment on ground floor. The Treasury Section will issue two receipts, one is to be given to the abovementioned staff and they will prepare the necessary zoning certificate, for you to pick up the following day.
   
5. Are there any areas where zoning certificates cannot be issued within the Emalahleni area?
   
  Zoning certificates can be issued far all stands in Witbank (including Pine Ridge and Clewer) and Kriel, as well as the suburbs that were established in terms of Act 4 of 1984 such as Kwa Guqa, Hlalanikahle, Lynnville, Ackerville, Thushanang, Thubelihle and Phola.
   
6. How do I ask Council for a piece of land?
   
  An application form is available for submitting a request to lease of purchase land that belongs to Council. This application form is available at the offices of the Land Administration Section on the 3rd floor of the Witbank Office.
   
7. Who qualifies for and RDP house?
   
  The following criteria need to be satisfied if you are going to qualify for a RDP house:
   
 
You must be a 1st time home buyer with a salary of less than R3500 per month per household.
You must be a South African citizen and be in possession of a valid South African identity document (ID)
You must be over 21 years old
If you are single, you will only qualify if you have dependants (this does not apply to the aged and disabled)
To qualify for a house in Emalahleni, you also have to have been a resident in Emalahleni for at least 5 years.
   
  Finally there are a very limited number of subsidies available each year and there are a great number of families waiting for their RDP houses.
   
8. Why must I pay R2479 if I receive an RDP house.
   
 

National Housing policy requires that the R2479 is paid before a subsidy can be granted. This policy came into place in 2003. The subsidy is used to provide the NHBRC insurance cover against damages to the building structure.

The payment also demonstrates your pride in and commitment to the building of your own home.

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