R1b invested in affordable housing [198KB]
A global private equity investor has notched up a landmark R1 billion committed in the South African affordable housing market. International Housing Solutions has so far provided funding to 25 projects and about 25 000 units across all the major urban centres in South Africa.
Kenya and Tanzania cooperate on upgrading city slums [217KB]
Kenya and Tanzania will cooperate under the East African Community framework to prevent the proliferation of informal settlements, a senior Tanzanian government official said last week.
Gugulethu beneficiaries receive houses, but struggle isn't over [260KB]
Years of living in informal settlements and backyards came to an end for 20 families who were handed the keys to houses in the Our Pride Housing Project in Eerste Rivier yesterday.
Low-income housing in cities will reduce carbon [331KB]
Continuing to build housing along apartheid settlement lines will cost the public about R20-billion over the next 10 years, the financial and fiscal commission has told parliament.
Affordable residential property market ready for unprecedented investment [79KB]
The South African property market is ripe for large-scale investment in the affordable sector, says leading global equity investor International Housing Solutions (IHS).
Cape Town's shack service plan [234KB]
The city of Cape Town is considering introducing a by-law which would allow it to install basic services such as water and electricity at informal settlements on privately owned land without the owner's permission.