Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said that proper land not prone to disasters must be allocated to the KwaZulu-Natal floods victims.
Dlamini-Zuma spoke to journalists in Durban on Sunday, a few minutes after government officials welcomed a cargo plane from the state of Qatar, carrying humanitarian aid for the flood-stricken province.
While the Arab state donated much-needed aid for KwaZulu-Natal, the minister said that people would not be kept in shelters for good and should be provided with good housing.
Thousands of people are still housed at community halls and shelters in various parts of the province after the devastating floods left them destitute.
Dlamini-Zuma said that government must now look for land not prone to disasters.
She warned that climate change is yet to create a disaster for South Africa and the country should be ready.
Rebuilding efforts are now resuming in parts of the province following the floods.