The committee comprises the Ministers of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Environmental Affairs, Home Affairs, Police and Rural Development and Land Reform.
"The team will interface with the provincial and local government leaders, the MECs responsible for these portfolios as well as the mayor of Johannesburg," the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) said on Tuesday.
A technical team of Directors-General has also been set up and has begun working on this issue.
The issues raised by the community included unresolved land issues and the release of title deeds; high demand for housing; illegal occupation of houses; poor service delivery, including challenges of sewerage spillage, water, electricity, proliferation of illegal shacks, high crime rate, illegal immigration, and the need for economic upliftment and investment to eradicate poverty, unemployment and inequality.
(With Inputs from South African Government Press Release)