Housing Development Bank to speed up service delivery
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
#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

Court gives Hermanus occupiers till June to oppose eviction
Court gives Hermanus occupiers till June to oppose eviction

Over 200 people occupying private land in Schulphoek, Hermanus, picketed outside the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday, where eviction proceedings have been brought against them...

By Thembela Ntongana 5 Feb 2019

New report: Global affordable housing gap has reached roughly $740bn
New report: Global affordable housing gap has reached roughly $740bn

Knight Frank has released its inaugural Urban Futures report which has found that the affordable housing gap reached an estimated $740bn globally in 2018...

29 Jan 2019

City counts number of occupiers in Woodstock Hospital
City counts number of occupiers in Woodstock Hospital

Members of the unlawful occupation at Woodstock Hospital have welcomed City of Cape Town officials compiling a list of their names as part of the city's ongoing response to the situation...

By Aidan Jones 24 Jan 2019

Don't be a victim of title deeds scam
Don't be a victim of title deeds scam

The City of Ekurhuleni has warned residents not to fall for a scam which has emerged in the area involving title deeds...

18 Jan 2019

Rental Tribunal sends clear message to landlords: Don't treat tenants unfairly
Rental Tribunal sends clear message to landlords: Don't treat tenants unfairly

Zubeida Hendricks is 81 years old. She has lived on Goldsmith Street in Salt River, Cape Town, for 51 years. She shares the house with her son, his wife and two children...

By Wilmien Wicomb 17 Jan 2019

5 tips to save money when moving houses this January
5 tips to save money when moving houses this January

January demands a lot of money for most people and moving houses in 'Januworry' is a top priority for most people...

4 Jan 2019

City gives green light to Salt River social housing project
City gives green light to Salt River social housing project

A full sitting of council at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Thursday, 13 December, agreed "in-principle" that the city sell the Salt River Market site to Communicare...

By Aidan Jones 14 Dec 2018

More than half the plots earmarked for backyarders in Cape Town's southern suburbs are on wetlands
More than half the plots earmarked for backyarders in Cape Town's southern suburbs are on wetlands

More than 60 properties on at least 100 hectares have been identified for possible housing development in several Cape Town southern suburb areas...

By Barbara Maregele 13 Dec 2018

Housing activists build shacks on prime inner-city land
Housing activists build shacks on prime inner-city land

About 100 housing activists built shacks on a vacant piece of privately owned land in Cape Town's city centre at sunrise on Tuesday, 4 December...

By Aidan Jones 6 Dec 2018

Promise of right to housing remains elusive in democratic South Africa
Promise of right to housing remains elusive in democratic South Africa

South Africa's Constitution protects everyone's right to access adequate housing...

By Soraya Beukes 27 Nov 2018

Artist’s impression of the future Old Conradie Hospital Development in Pinelands. Source: Western Cape Government
Residents oppose Conradie Hospital housing plan

The old Conradie Hospital site has been dormant since 2002. Heralded by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, the plan for the site includes state subsidised housing...

26 Nov 2018

Bo-Kaap protesters in stand-off with crane
Bo-Kaap protesters in stand-off with crane

About 50 protesters gathered at the corner of Buiten and Buitengracht Street on Tuesday, 20 November. Their aim was to prevent a crane from entering Bo-Kaap...

By Aidan Jones and Ashraf Hendricks 21 Nov 2018

ShelterTech Accelerator programme makes its debut in Africa
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
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

The Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association opposes the construction of a 12-storey apartment block on Lion Street. Archive photo: Aidan Jones
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
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?
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

People who lost their shacks in October’s fire in Overcome Heights tried to rebuild their shacks on private land because their was no longer space to rebuild in their old locations. Photo: Bernard Chiguvare
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 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
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
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

Salt River market along Voortrekker Road is located on two MyCiTi bus routes and alongside Salt River Rail Station, a site that councillor Brett Herron has said “is the perfect location for a higher density mixed use, mixed-income development in the inner city”. Photo: 2018 Google map / 2018 AfriGis (Pty) Ltd
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
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
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
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...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Over 500 people have occupied land owned by Oasis Crescent Property company. Photo: Bernard Chiguvare
Land occupiers in Philippi want city to buy Oasis land

The City of Cape Town earlier this month conducted a site inspection at Siyangena informal settlement on ERF12718, Philippi, to assess the need for basic services and potential constraints...

By Bernard Chiguvare 19 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

BIG completes curvy affordable housing in Copenhagen
BIG completes curvy affordable housing in Copenhagen

Bjarke Ingels' firm BIG has completed a new affordable housing comlex in the northwestern part of Copenhagen...

12 Oct 2018

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