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Smart housing could help reduce environmental impact of rapidly urbanising Africa

Hundreds of millions more Africans are predicted to live in cities over the next three decades as the continent rapidly urbanises...

3 days ago

Communicare leadership cleared of corruption allegations

After an eight-month investigation, Communicare, a non-profit organisation that manages social housing projects, has released the findings of a report on corruption among staff and suppliers...

By Kristine Liao 12 Apr 2019

Kenya property sector set to boom in 2019

Kenya's real estate industry is set to boom once again in 2019, following a stagnant economy brought on by political turmoil...

9 Apr 2019

Did De Lille stall while Bo Kaap developers scored?

A proposal to declare the Bo Kaap a heritage site sat on former mayor Patricia de Lille's desk for three years, during which time four big developments were approved, according to the Bokaap Civic and Ratepayers Association...

By Steve Kretzmann 27 Mar 2019

Radical new housing deal proposed to break apartheid barriers

While over half a million Capetonians live in informal settlements, the Rondebosch Golf Club pays the City of Cape Town only R1,000 a month for the use of 450,000m2 of well-situated land...

By Steve Kretzmann 22 Mar 2019

Lesotho Rise in the City design competition winner announced

Winners of the Rise in the City international architecture competition for affordable housing in Maseru, Lesotho were announced earlier this month...

20 Mar 2019

Cape Town women's group pools money to build houses

A group of Cape Town women from Philippi, Crossroads, Khayelitsha and Strand have started a stokvel with a difference...

By Velani Ludidi 19 Mar 2019

Parly adopts report on land expropriation

The Ad Hoc Committee - set up to amend Section 25 of the Constitution - has adopted a report on its work into a possible amendment to the Constitution in order for the State to expropriate land without compensation, in the public interest...

14 Mar 2019

New Sea Point skyscraper to include affordable housing

Cape Town's Municipal Planning Tribunal has approved a proposal for a skyscraper that would include affordable housing in Sea Point...

By Ashraf Hendricks 14 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Creating architecture for the African continent for the next 100 years

Design can and should have a positive impact on communities, says architect and African Design Centre fellow, Tshepo Mokholo...

By Louise Marsland 4 Mar 2019

RDP house on sale for R1.7m

A former RDP house, upgraded to a double-storey and expanded to 15 rentable rooms in Dunoon, Cape Town, has been listed for sale on a popular property website with an asking price of over R1.7m...

1 Mar 2019

Government bureaucracy hampering investment in Western Cape, says property forum

According to the Western Cape Property Development Forum (WCPDF), an increasing slowdown in approval processes by local and provincial governments is costing the Western Cape thousands of jobs and will lead to the loss of scarce skills...

27 Feb 2019

Housing Development Bank to speed up service delivery

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the establishment of the Human Settlements Development Bank as the country seeks to accelerate the delivery of housing...

11 Feb 2019

#SONA2019 serves up positive news for the housing sector

The very detailed State of the Nation Address dealt with all of the economic and social issues that are currently of concern to the real estate industry...

By Berry Everitt 8 Feb 2019

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