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Black construction companies urged to help address housing shortage
Black construction companies urged to help address housing shortageArticle

Emerging black construction companies owned by women, youth, military veterans and people with disabilities should take the lead in rolling out alternative building technology (ABT).

1 Apr 2021

Heritage Western Cape approves Parow Station Precinct exemption proposal
Heritage Western Cape approves Parow Station Precinct exemption proposalArticle

The Parow Station Precinct could become the first in South Africa to be exempted from protections under the National Heritage Resources Act (NHRA)...

Tariro Washinyira 15 May 2020

SAIBPP calls for clarity on mandate of new state bank
SAIBPP calls for clarity on mandate of new state bankArticle

Land must be released for property development in order to drive investment and transformation...

Tholo Makhaola 6 Mar 2020

Build-to-rent (BTR) - an investment model to watch
Build-to-rent (BTR) - an investment model to watchArticle

Build-to-rent (BTR) is not a well-known term in South Africa, but is an investment model to watch...

Harold Spies 6 Dec 2019

Cornubia, KwaZulu-Natal. Photo: Cornubia
Soon-to-be tabled expropriation bill to ease housing backlog pressuresArticle

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says the soon-to-be introduced expropriation legislation will go a long way in easing the pressures of the housing backlog by availing more land for development...

10 Jul 2019

Housing Development Bank to speed up service delivery
Housing Development Bank to speed up service deliveryArticle

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

Divercity turns first sod of Jewel City redevelopment
Divercity turns first sod of Jewel City redevelopmentArticle

The redevelopment of Johannesburg's Jewel City is now underway...

20 Nov 2018

Samsung joins forces with Habitat for Humanity
Samsung joins forces with Habitat for HumanityArticle

Showing commitment to community upliftment, Samsung South Africa partnered with Habitat for Humanity South Africa...

14 Nov 2018

SA needs youth home-building plan
SA needs youth home-building planArticle

The latest available figures from StatsSA show that there are about 3.3-million South Africans aged 15 to 24 who are not currently in education, training or employment...

Berry Everitt 16 Aug 2018

Land occupations across the country have skyrocketed this year. New approaches are needed to solve the housing shortage. Archive photo: Mary-Anne Gontsana
Can subsidised rentals help solve the housing crisis?Article

The housing shortage has come to a head this year with a massive increase in land occupations...

GroundUp editors 28 Jun 2018

City and provincial officials met with Parkwood community leaders on Tuesday to discuss potential sites for social and affordable housing. Photo: Barbara Maregele
Western Cape government identifies seven possible housing sitesArticle

At least seven vacant plots have been identified as "possible sites for social and affordable housing" in Cape Town's southern suburbs...

Barbara Maregele 21 Jun 2018

Western Cape MEC for Human Settlements Bonginkosi Madikizela addressed the spate of land occupations in a press conference on Thursday, 14 June. Photo: Mary-Anne Gontsana
We can't house everyone, says Bonginkosi MadikizelaArticle

Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape MEC for Human Settlements, has said it is important for people to realise that government will not be able to house everyone...

Mary-Anne Gontsana 15 Jun 2018

Sakhisizwe to break ground in December on Nelson Mandela Bay housing development
Sakhisizwe to break ground in December on Nelson Mandela Bay housing developmentArticle

Developer Sakhisizwe will break ground in December on the first phase of the multi-billion rand Florida Heights integrated housing development in Nelson Mandela Bay...

22 Nov 2017

NHBRC appoints Mziwonke Dlabantu as new CEO
NHBRC appoints Mziwonke Dlabantu as new CEOArticle

The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) has appointed Mziwonke Dlabantu as CEO with effect from 1 October 2017...

18 Sep 2017

Pledge to take back buildings
Pledge to take back buildingsArticle

Mayor Herman Mashaba plans to open up Johannesburg's hijacked buildings to private developers and will expropriate property if necessary...

Claudi Mailovich 1 Jun 2017

Solving SA's housing crisis through public-private cooperation
Solving SA's housing crisis through public-private cooperationArticle

This year's Budget Speech prioritised both national and provincial economic infrastructure requirements, which includes the reprioritisation of R600m to the Social Housing Regulatory Authority for investment in rental housing units...

30 Mar 2017

Oupa Masilela
Affordable housing: gap in the GAP housing marketArticle

The five-year Strategic Plan adopted by the Department of Human Settlement in 2014, underpinned by the mandate outlined in the government's National Development Plan (NDP), highlights key aspects with regards to the delivery of housing in South Africa...

Oupa Masilela 10 Oct 2016

Uptick in construction could bolster economy
Uptick in construction could bolster economyArticle

2015 proved to be a tough year for most construction companies, with lower revenue and profit margins, and less new projects available...

4 Oct 2016

Affordable housing backlog: What else can be done?
Affordable housing backlog: What else can be done?Article

Providing dignified housing is one of South Africa's greatest challenges, but it's being made harder by a slow economy...

Oupa Masilela 26 Sep 2016

Artist's impression of the future Old Conradie Hospital Development in Pinelands. Source:
Most people can't afford "affordable" housingArticle

Less than 10% of new Conradie development set aside for the poor...

Ashleigh Furlong 16 Sep 2016

Dream of affordable housing for all is achievable
Dream of affordable housing for all is achievableArticle

Industry experts argue that greater coordination and collaboration can unlock a more proactive approach to building affordable housing to meet SA's development needs...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 2 Sep 2016

Recycled polystyrene used in construction of R285m project
Recycled polystyrene used in construction of R285m projectArticle

The 20,850m² Village of Hope, nearing completion in Kosmos in the North West Province, is being built entirely from a new building and construction method that incorporates recycled polystyrene...

10 May 2016

Government's current housing scheme is untenable
Government's current housing scheme is untenableArticle

According to the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), the state has provided more than 2.5 million houses and a further 1.2 million serviced sites in the past 21 years...

19 Oct 2015

Lower house price growth disguises a range of trends
Lower house price growth disguises a range of trendsArticle

The latest Pam Golding Residential Property Index has indicated that the South African residential property market's gradual slowdown in national house price growth disguises a range of diverse trends...

2 Jul 2015

SA's largest "holistic housing" development to break ground by 2018
SA's largest "holistic housing" development to break ground by 2018Article

South Africa's largest mixed-use residential development, the multibillion-rand Coega Ridge holistic housing estate between Motherwell and Coega outside Port Elizabeth, is set to break ground in 2018...

22 Apr 2015

Standard Bank alleviates affordable housing backlog
Standard Bank alleviates affordable housing backlogArticle

Although the government has been broadening access to housing through subsidised schemes, millions of South Africans are still unable to own their own homes, and the housing backlog is rising...

20 Nov 2014

N West builders urged to register with NHBRC
N West builders urged to register with NHBRCArticle

PRETORIA: The North West Department of Local Government and Human Settlements has called on housing developers and contractors to register their projects with the National Home Builders' Registration Council (NHBRC).

27 Oct 2014

Summit to tackle Ekurhuleni housing delivery
Summit to tackle Ekurhuleni housing deliveryArticle

As the population of Ekurhuleni grows at a rate of between 3% and 4% a year, the area has become one of the largest informal settlements in the country with 119 informal settlements housing 162,000 people.

19 Sep 2014

Master plan to redesign housing
Master plan to redesign housingArticle

CAPE TOWN: The new housing "master plan" will integrate houses closer to amenities such as shops, clinics, schools and places of work, says Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

16 Jul 2014

Residential property a shining exception in a lacklustre economy
Residential property a shining exception in a lacklustre economyArticle

With a projected GDP growth rate for the year ahead of below 3% and with the business sector largely negative about the government's ability to manage the economy better, these days, said Bill Rawson, chairman of the Rawson Property Group, he increasingly comes across people with a gloomy view of South Africa's prospects - particularly as regards property.

7 May 2014

GSB course tackles the African housing finance problem
GSB course tackles the African housing finance problemArticle

While Africa's housing backlog can rightly be called a crisis, it is not an unsolvable one - according to Robert McGaffin, convener of an executive education short course at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) on housing finance in sub-Saharan Africa.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 1 Apr 2014

Kavango Block Brick receives funding from AngelHubArticle

The lack of affordable housing is a major obstacle to further economic development across the African continent. In South Africa alone, the housing backlog is 2.6 million houses. Many of these customers fall into the so-called gap market, representing would-be homeowners whose income is too high to qualify for government subsidies but too low to qualify for bank loans.

6 Sep 2012

Innovative solutions needed for SA's housing crisisArticle

The concept of RDP housing has been a revolutionary programme replicated nowhere in the world. Despite often justified criticism, it is hard to deny that it has been a large force for empowering and enfranchising the most disenfranchised in South Africa. However, after some three million homes have been given away, it appears this policy has served its purpose and something more sustainable is likely to take its place.

20 Mar 2012

Housing construction sector, top job creator - UCT study
Housing construction sector, top job creator - UCT studyArticle

The housing construction sector boasts one of the highest employment multipliers in South Africa, and has the potential to significantly address unemployment in the country, according to research findings.

2 Mar 2012

R147bn needed to address student housing backlog
R147bn needed to address student housing backlogArticle

Over R147bn invested over 15 years is needed to alleviate the massive backlog and improve conditions for student housing, revealed a report released by the Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande yesterday.

1 Mar 2012

Property24.com and Habitat for Humanity building a home one click at a time
Property24.com and Habitat for Humanity building a home one click at a timeArticle

To make a contribution towards housing in South Africa and raise awareness around the country's housing shortage, Property24.com has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity South Africa to launch the Property24 Clicks for Bricks Challenge.

Issued by Property24.com 6 May 2011

#DesignIndaba: contradictions in architecture
#DesignIndaba: contradictions in architectureArticle

As riots and revolution rocks the Arab world, the rulers of Abu Dhabi are building yet another offshore island villa complex for the super-rich. Designer Dror Benshetrit, speaking on day one of the annual Design Indaba conference, currently underway at CTICC in Cape Town, admits he spent several minutes laughing loudly over the phone during the call in which he was told he'd won the design contract that he'd designed in only five weeks. [view twitterfall]

Herman Manson: @marklives 24 Feb 2011

Expect flash-points - half of SA's metro residents are not happy with service deliveryArticle

In a survey of 2 000 residents of South Africa's metropolitan areas, TNS Research Surveys found that over a half of residents - 52% - are not happy with the service delivery they receive from their local authority or municipality. This high figure indicates that violence over a lack of service delivery is almost a certainty.

Issued by Kantar 25 May 2010

Housing group's results soarArticle

RBA Holdings Limited (RBA) has announced their maiden Annual Results, for the year period ending 31 December 2007, since listing on AltX in September 2007.

4 Mar 2008

SA's winter freeze highlights homeless crisisArticle

The unusually severe blast of winter weather that recently swept across South Africa, killing at least 17 people through exposure, highlighted the country's chronic housing shortage.

29 May 2007

Terry Levin
Design does not need to be trendyArticle

A standing ovation before the first tea break at Design Indaba yesterday, Thursday, 22 February 2007, for Massimo and Lella Vignelli, New York-based design and life partners, was just one of the highlights of the day. Obsolescence is a social crime, challenges Vignelli, for although there would be no fashion industry without it, design does not need to be trendy.

Terry Levin 23 Feb 2007

Accolades for Jet ClubArticle

Jet Club has been identified as an exceptional marketing case study by an international keynote speaker scheduled to address the Loyalty Marketing Summit, which will take place in Johannesburg in August.

4 Jul 2005

Sanlam-FASA Awards for excellence in franchising - WinnersArticle

The annual Awards for Excellence in Franchising were held at a glittering event at Caesar's Gauteng on Friday 10th October. Hosted by the Franchise Association of Southern Africa (FASA), the awards honour those who have made a success of their franchise businesses in five different categories.

Issued by Go Communications 15 Oct 2003

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