Latest articles on Low Cost Housing

Funding focus should be lower-cost urban housing

Increasing housing delivery to address the demand is unlikely to be achieved any time soon given low economic growth and fiscal consolidation

Eldorado Park protests: ‘Government doesn’t want to build us houses’

Protesters and police traded bricks for rubber bullets. Rocks and bricks scattered the streets where debris and tyres lay smoking.

Look to owners and state for ‘bad buildings’

The government has left housing in Jo'burg's inner city in the hands of the private sector.

Housing and jobs go hand in hand

Both are urgently required and the solutions to housing provision and job creation are relatively simple.

State to tackle housing title deed mess

On the cards is the building of 1.5-million homes for the elderly, poor and child-headed households.

Urbanisation: Low-cost housing not low-cost enough

There is still no formal plan to cover the need for cheaper inner-city accommodation.

Soshanguve residents battle floods every December

Low-cost housing developer Gough Cooper Homes sold Soshanguve residents down the river when it built houses on the flood plain of the Soutpanspruit.

Community champions

The Community Award is for projects that have rolled out innovative energy projects in rural or urban communities.

Greening low-income housing developments

The IDC's Green Industries unit has invested heavily in supporting the rollout of energy efficient alternatives to South Africa's households.

Crumbling hostels refuse to go away

A lack of management as well as distrust and infighting have brought redevelopment to a halt. Kwanele Sosibo reports.

Sexwale: New strategy to fix housing problems

Tokyo Sexwale assured MPs on Thursday that problems of faulty construction in low-cost housing projects "are a drop in the ocean".

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Hope grows on Durban beachfront

Ten homeless men who turned a vacant lot into an organic vegetable garden are now reaping the rewards of their toil

Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!