The Government Employees Housing Scheme (GEHS)

Risima has been appointed by the Department of Public Administration and Services to implement the Government Employees Housing Scheme (GEHS) in the Limpopo province.

The Rationale

PSCBC Resolutions 2 of 2011 and 1 of 2012 enjoin parties to establish a Government Employees Housing Scheme with the objective of assisting employees to own homes and improve the housing conditions of employees

The current housing allowance paid to qualifying employees presents a double jeopardy:

For the State as employer – a significant fiscal sustainability risk

For Employees – not translating into home ownership & improved access – PSCBC consensus: Current housing allowance paid to public servants is ineffective and unsustainable.

The Scheme is currently being finalised by the DPSA.