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In the news

Developer-driven housing leaves city's poorest in the cold
The BG Alexander housing complex in Hillbrow is a joint venture between the Madulammoho Housing Association and the Johannesburg Social Housing Company (Joshco), two of the major players in the city's social housing landscape. Joshco has a mandate from the City of Johannesburg to eradicate the housing backlog. It attempts to do this by securing land and funding and appointing contractors to build. The company also refurbishes existing properties and manages some of these on behalf of the city. Read the article [280KB]

Reimagining inclusive future inner city housing projects in CT
The only way forward for sustainable housing delivery in and around Cape Town is to go for inner city rejuvenation with dense, low-cost housing, says a housing official with the United Nations. Read the article [344KB]

R9bn social housing project launched, institutions now accredited
The Department of Human Settlements recently introduced accreditation procedures to regulate social housing institutions, to ensure standards were met before institutions became eligible to access government subsidies for social rental housing. Read the article [256KB]

Johannesburg launches Inner City Property Scheme
Johannesburg Mayor Amos Masondo launched an Inner City Property Scheme recently, as part of a broader strategy to ensure the city realises its goals of urban renewal and rejuvenation. Read the article [259KB]