It is with great anguish that the NHBRC announces the untimely passing of our CEO Mr Mziwonke Dlabantu, on the 24th of March 2021. Mr Dlabantu joined the NHBRC on the 01st of October 2017. “He was a strategic thinker, leader, and brilliant visionary who led the organisation towards entrenching our mission of being the champion of the Housing Consumer. We will continue to honour his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved,” said Dr Julieaka Bayat, NHBRC Council Chairperson. Mr Dlabantu was a respected public servant with more than 20 years’ public service experience with a wealth of expertise in human settlements sector as well as strategic and financial management. He was also a Director-General at the Department of Public Works. Prior to this he served as Executive Director at NURCHA, Chief Financial Officer at the Department of Human Settlements and the Department of Defence. He will be sorely missed by all. We extend our most heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the Dlabantu family, friends and colleagues during this most difficult time.