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MEC for Human Settlements and Public Works

 

Mr Ravigasen Ranganathan Pillay - Bio Data

Mr Ravi Pillay serves as the MEC for Human Settlements and Public Works in the Provincial Government of KwaZulu-Natal. 

He completed his BA LLB at University of Durban Westville and qualified as an attorney. He practiced law for many years.  His professional life was however a part-time activity. His preoccupation was his social and political activism. Read more. . .

 

Latest Events

Southern Region plants 67 tr...

2018-07-20
Southern Region plants 67 trees on Mandela Day

Southern Region officials dedicated their Mandela Day at Dlangani High School in Bulwer where they planted 67 ...

Mandela Day: 'Angels' from e...

2018-07-19
Mandela Day: 'Angels' from eThekwini Region Lifted the Othandweni Children's Hopes

It was at 15:00 on Wednesday 18 July 2018 when eThekwini Regional staff, led by Nandipha Mathonsi and Solomon ...

Head Office ignites the spir...

2018-07-19
Head Office ignites the spirit of Mandela day

On 18 July 2018, the Head Office staff shared their 67 minutes feeding moms and babies at East Street Clinic i...

Induction Programme Session:...

2018-07-17
Induction Programme Session: eThekwini Region

EThekwini Regional Director, Ms Dudu Fihlela and her management team remains committed in the realisation of p...

Operation Sukuma Sakhe in uM...

2018-06-29
Operation Sukuma Sakhe in uMkhanyakude

A government that cares for the young and the elderly. MEC Ravi Pillay handed over a house and switched on ele...

Southern Region pays tribute...

2018-06-27
Southern Region pays tribute to the youth of 1976

On the 27th of June 2018, the Southern Region celebrated Youth day. This day is celebrated across all our regi...

Public Works shared a signif...

2018-06-18
Public Works shared a significant role at the 2018 Youth Parliament

KwaZulu-Natal Department of Public Works shared and led a significant role at the 2018 Provincial Youth Parlia...

Head Office remembering June...

2018-06-15
Head Office remembering June 16 Soweto Uprising

KZN Public Works Officials at Head Office wore their school uniform and assembled at the Auditorium to celebra...

KZN Public Works Immovable A...

2018-06-13
KZN Public Works Immovable Assets Management hosts National GITC Meeting

KZN Public Works Immovable Assets Management Chief Directorate hosted a successful National GIAMA Implementati...

Henry Vusi Masinga - A Man f...

2018-05-31
Henry Vusi Masinga - A Man for All Seasons

Mr Henry Vusi Masinga begins his retirement life as at June 1, 2018. He retires after 30 years of faithful ser...

The State of Waterfall Combi...

2018-05-30
The State of Waterfall Combined Primary School project - A journey to Service Excellence

Above (ltr) Mr Gwala, the school Principal with Shabbir Ismail, an Architect and Mack Sathanand, a Profession...

Budget Speech 2018

2018-05-14
Budget Speech 2018

MEC for Human Settlements and Public Works Mr Ravi Pillay delivered his Vote 14 budget speech on Friday, 11 Ma...

Public Works Transforms Urba...

2018-05-11
Public Works Transforms Urban Dynamics

In tabling Public Works 2018/19 Annual Performance Plan, MEC Ravigasen Ranganathan Pillay MPL, confirmed, &...

KwaDukuza Women Initiatives ...

2018-05-11
KwaDukuza Women Initiatives Bear Fruit

When the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government visited KwaDukuza community during Operation Sukuma Sakhe (OSS) C...

uThukela OSS Cabinet Day

2018-04-26
uThukela OSS Cabinet Day

Okhahlamba community grateful as Cabinet OSS tackles social issue

Public Works Portfolio Commi...

2018-04-26
Public Works Portfolio Committee visits Ugu District

On the 19th of April 2018 the Public Works Portfolio Committee conducted an oversight visit at Ugu District in...

Head Office celebrates the l...

2018-04-12
Head Office celebrates the life of Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

MEC for Human Settlements and Public Works Hon Ravi Pillay together with Head Office Employees held a Memorial...

A warm welcome for interns f...

2018-04-11
A warm welcome for interns from DDG: IM & TS

On 11 April 2018 Mr TA Mdadane, the Deputy Director-General for Infrastructure Maintenance and Technical Suppo...

Public works Hosts Provincia...

2018-04-09
Public works Hosts Provincial Communicators’ Forum

Public Works hosted the Provincial Communicators' Forum at the Mayville Conference Centre. Among the agenda it...

Fraud Prevention Campaign: e...

2018-03-22
Fraud Prevention Campaign: eThekwini Region Commits To Good Governance

On Friday 23 March 2018, the eThekwini Region management and staff gathered at the Conference Centre in Mayvil...

Living a Healthy Life – Now ...

2018-02-26
Living a Healthy Life – Now or Never

On Friday, 23 February 2018 the eThekwini Regional Director, Ms Dudu Fihlela, her management team and personne...

MEC Pillay Pleased With Scho...

2018-01-31
MEC Pillay Pleased With Schools' Preparations For 2018

From the 17 to 19 of January 2018, MEC Ravi Pillay visited six schools within the Harry Gwala District in supp...

ILembe District Management: ...

2018-01-29
ILembe District Management: A Team Full Of Aspirations for 2018

Story and images by Vusi Shabalala On Tuesday 23 January 2018, the Communications team paid an official visi...

Public Works Head Office bui...

2018-01-03
Public Works Head Office building is now OR Tambo House

Story and pictures by Vusi Shabalala It is official. The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Public Works Head Office...

MEC Pillay's heart-to-heart ...

2017-12-21
MEC Pillay's heart-to-heart with Public Works interns, bursary holders and professionals

There are conversations that are regarded unorthodox or taboo to be discussed with people senior than of yours...

The Journey Was Long But 'Ge...

2017-12-21
The Journey Was Long But 'Gentle'

We bid farewell to a workaholic manager, Edward Shozi, the Deputy Director for Immovable Asset Management from...

UMzimkhulu Road Safety Campa...

2017-12-20
UMzimkhulu Road Safety Campaign

On Wednesday, 25 October 2017, MEC for Public Works and Human Settlements, Mr. Ravi Pillay, together with Harr...

We wish you well Zolani

2017-12-18
We wish you well Zolani

Story by Vusi Shabalala and pictures by Sane Mbhense The KZN Public Works’ Corporate Services manag...

Happy retirement Paul

2017-12-11
Happy retirement Paul

'Farewell' and 'goodbye' are no easy words to say, even during a major occasion. The retirement farewell party...

Stand Up and Be Counted

2017-12-06
Stand Up and Be Counted

Public Works Officials listening to speakers during World AIDS Day South Africa commemorates World AIDS Day ...

We Are Here To Serve You

2017-12-06
We Are Here To Serve You

The Acting Head of Department for Public Works, Mr Thulani Mdadane, led a management delegation on Thursday 30...

Public Works Portfolio Commi...

2017-11-09
Public Works Portfolio Committee Oversight Visit

The KwaZulu- Natal Public Works Portfolio Committee led by Ms Mbali Frazer headed for Amajuba District to over...

“Operation Shonaphansi” – cr...

2017-10-31
“Operation Shonaphansi” – creating change for eThekwini Region

Managers often start the day in boardrooms but this time the entire Public Works’ management had to ...

Midlands Region hosted a suc...

2017-10-26
Midlands Region hosted a successful Shonaphansi

Acting Head of Department Mr Thulani Mdadane greeting Mr Alson Mkhize, Amajuba District Tradesman Aid Ama...

Southern Region team gets th...

2017-10-20
Southern Region team gets their hands dirty at the Shonaphansi site visits

On 17 October 2017, the Department of Public works set out to promote good governance with the emphasis on ant...

2017 KAMOSO Awards Reward EP...

2017-10-19
2017 KAMOSO Awards Reward EPWP Excellence

The Deputy Director-General for Immovable Assets, Ms. Sindi Linda together with Mr Nathi Zondi, the Director f...

Operation Shonaphansi Create...

2017-10-18
Operation Shonaphansi Creates Changes For Ethekwini Region

The KZN Public Works’ leadership took a bold stance of ensuring the realisation of service delivery through “O...

Corporate Services Getting R...

2017-10-12
Corporate Services Getting Ready For Departmental Mid-Term Review

The Chief Directorate Corporate Services spent the entire day at the Auditorium on 11 October 2017 preparing f...

HRM Indaba – 'Moving Towards...

2017-10-04
HRM Indaba – 'Moving Towards A Model Of Excellence'

Public Works’ Human Resource Management Directorate hosted the HRM Indaba on Monday, 02 October 2017 at its He...

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Message from the MEC
Public Works employs a variety of communications tools to engage its stakeholder community. Since websites are usually the first port of call, the Department seeks to maintain a site with up to date content that is of value to our diverse audiences.
 
Mr Ravigasen Ranganathan Pillay

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Contacts

Private Bag X54336, Durban, 4001

Tel no: 031 261 8997

Fax no: 031 261 8157

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