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Press Statement on the Constitutional Court judgment on the Communal Land Rights Act (CLRA)
The Law, Race and Gender Unit at the University of Cape Town recently welcomed the decision by the Constitutional Court that the Communal Land Rights Act is unconstitutional in its entirety.

Address by the Minister of Human Settlements, Tokyo Sexwale, on the occasion of the Human Settlements Budget Vote: 21 April 2010
In his speech, Mr Sexwale announced that 500 000 informal settlement dwellings are being upgraded, while emphasising that such upgrading does not detract from government's long-term objective of eradicating slums.

Urban development key to Uganda's economic growth
Daily Monitor journalist Martin Luther Oketch recently talked to World Bank officials in Uganda about the importance of a proper urban policy for the country.

Govt panel finds 28 % of urban Indians living in slums
The preparatory framework of Rajiv Awas Yojana, the Indian government's ambitious scheme aimed at making the country slum-free, calls for the enumeration of slums. A draft report by a government panel has found that India's urban poor population has risen by at least 7 per cent when measured against the total urban population in the last decade.

Angolan government to grant land plots at low prices
The government of Angola has announced that it will be granting land to citizens at low prices with a view to enabling real estate agents and construction companies to build affordable housing.

Mozambican capital to undergo urban renewal
The second phase of the Maputo Municipal Development Programme, due to be put in place from September 2010 to 2016, has access to funding of over US$100 million.

Angola real estate investors eye lower-cost housing
Real estate consultancy Colliers International says Angolan real estate - once among the world's most expensive - now holds more promising investment prospects away from the top end of the market.