low cost housing

 
Look to owners and state for 'bad buildings'
Look to owners and state for 'bad buildings'
In the past few weeks, hundreds of people have been evicted from their homes in Berea, Johannesburg, mainly from a building known as The Ridge. After...
Housing and jobs go hand in hand
Housing and jobs go hand in hand
South Africa's economy has a hole where a million jobs should be. Almost every other economy has relied on housing construction to absorb low-skilled workers....
State to tackle housing title deed mess
State to tackle housing title deed mess
The government has set itself the ambitious target of trying to eradicate the state's 2.3-million housing backlog in the coming years, after which it...
Urbanisation: Low-cost housing not low-cost enough
Urbanisation: Low-cost housing not low-cost enough
Urbanisation is inevitable, whether or not election manifestos or government policy documents acknowledge it as such. Approximately 60% of the...
Soshanguve residents battle floods every December
Soshanguve residents battle floods every December
On a hot summer's morning the week before Christmas last year, Dinky Boikanyo woke up to find her car floating around her yard.
Community champions
Community champions
Winner: Green Building Council of South Africa: Cato Manor Green Street Project In the run-up to the Cop17 climate change talks in Durban in 2011, the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) sought to demonstrate the range...
Greening low-income housing developments
Greening low-income housing developments
The IDC's Green Industries unit is not focused solely on the industrial and generation side of the equation but has invested quite heavily in...
Crumbling hostels refuse to go away
Crumbling hostels refuse to go away
'At one point, [Nelson] Mandela wanted to fence us in and [Inkatha Freedom Party president] Mangosuthu [Buthelezi] said: 'No, you can't treat my...
Sexwale: New strategy to fix housing problems
Sexwale: New strategy to fix housing problems
Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale assured MPs on Thursday that the problems of faulty construction that have been found in low-cost housing...

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