Deputy Speaker, I would like to respond to the statement made by hon Mpontshane. I would also like to assure the member that the houses that we demolished were of bad quality. We no longer build shoddy houses; we are building quality houses. The programme of demolishing houses is part of the department's ratification programme.
We have mentioned it, in this House, several times that we are going to demolish all the houses that are badly built and ensure that our people get houses of good quality, because we want to bring back the dignity of our people. That is the programme of government. The ANC government is committed to bringing back the dignity of our people by giving them quality homes. It is not a waste of money but it is an assurance to our people that we care for them. I thank you. [Applause.]