ShelterTech Accelerator programme makes its debut in Africa

The Habitat for Humanity Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter's ShelterTech Accelerator programme is making its Africa debut in Kenya...

15 Nov 2018

Former ANC Shell House HQ converted into low-cost residential development

PASA, earlier this year, completed the conversion of the former ANC Shell House headquarters in Joburg into a 563-unit affordable residential development...

15 Nov 2018

Court stops Bo-Kaap residents from interfering with tower block construction

The Western Cape High Court has granted an interim interdict to the developers of a controversial 12-storey apartment block in the Bo-Kaap...

By Kelly Vinett 14 Nov 2018

The affordable housing market is outperforming the rest - here's how

In a recent evaluation of the total 8-million South African properties, Lightstone's analytics has revealed that the affordable sector is by far the largest portion of the residential property market...

8 Nov 2018

Why did the City of Cape Town delay social housing in Salt River?

The land at Salt River market has become "ground zero" for spatial transformation of Cape Town...

By Kelly Vinett 8 Nov 2018

Fire victims rebuild their homes, only to have them demolished by city

On Friday, 2 November, the city's anti-land invasion unit demolished 21 shacks built along the boundary of Overcome Heights and Xakabantu open field...

By Bernard Chiguvare 6 Nov 2018

Land reform an economic necessity, says Ramaphosa

Land reform is not only about correcting a grave historical injustice, it is an absolute economic necessity, says President Cyril Ramaphosa...

5 Nov 2018

Brett Herron, JP Smith in war of words over social housing

In an emotional press conference, Cape Town mayoral committee member for transport and urban development Brett Herron announced his resignation from the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the city council...

By Thembela Ntongana and Kelly Vinett 2 Nov 2018

Medium-term housing subsidy move: What it means

From a real estate perspective, the big news coming out of last week's MTBPS was that R1bn of the R50bn worth of government expenditure that is being reprioritised over the next three years will be directed to housing subsidies...

By Rudi Botha 30 Oct 2018

Cape Town City Council delays decision on social housing project

CEO of Communicare Anthea Houston said of the delay, "This is a set back for those in need of affordable housing opportunities in the city ... It would be huge loss to Cape Town if they pull out now."

By Aidan Jones 26 Oct 2018

Habitat for Humanity addresses Africa's unique housing challenges at local leadership conference

With some of the fastest growing cities in the world over the next 50 years, Africa will encounter many challenges...

25 Oct 2018

R162m housing project incomplete after over a decade

Many of the houses were left roofless and without doors and windows...

By Nompendulo Ngubane 25 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

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