Housing in Southern Africa

Housing in Southern Africa: Latest Issue

Housing in Southern Africa October-November 2016

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Housing in Southern Africa Oct Nov 2016Housing in Southern Africa’s latest edition features the inaugural National Human Settlements Conference in Port Elizabeth. The highlights include the new Innovative Building Technologies (IBT) Analyser developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in collaboration with the National Home Builders Registration Council.

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Housing in Southern Africa: Latest News

Strong growth in home improvements

Growth in residential renovations will continue to peak in 2017.

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New laws for community housing

The long-awaited revisions to the laws governing community housing schemes like townhouse complexes, retirement villages and residential estates recently became effective.

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Housing review

  The South African economy grew at a much subdued 0,3% year-on-year in the first half of the year, with low growth in most sectors of the economy.

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Energy efficiency investment at an all-time high

The 2016 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI), a survey of more than 1 200 facility and energy management executives in the United States, Brazil, China, Germany and India, shows...

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KJION Energy SA opens training and demo facility

KJION Energy SA, a subsidiary of ICT Group Holdings and provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions for home and industrial use, has set up a training and demonstration facility at...

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MEC calls for better municipal oversight

Speaking at the recent Mayors, Executive Mayors and Speakers session, Galaletsang Gaolaolwe, MEC of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima (formerly the North West province), has directed Mayors...

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Building costs go up

The cost of having a new house built increased by 8,5% y/y in the second quarter of 2016, after increasing by 5,1% y/y in the preceding quarter.

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City keeps the lights on in daytime

The City of Cape Town’s Utility Services Directorate will spend R65,8 million on street lighting projects by the end of June 2017.

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Student housing summit

The Southern Africa Student Housing & Sustainability Summit 2016 will be held on October 26 to 28 at the Southern Sun, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.

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Group Five boosts earnings

The giant construction company, Group Five, aims to be Africa’s leading infrastructure and project development, construction and concession group.

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Limpopo raises R289 million for roads

The Limpopo Provincial Government, Roads Agency Limpopo (RAL), a wholly state owned company, which falls under the Limpopo Department of Public Works Roads and Infrastructure, has raised over R289 million...

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Save the date

The Master Builder South Africa (MBSA) Congress 2016 will be held at the Durban ICC from August 31st to September 2nd 2016.

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AUHF conference

The African Union for Housing Finance 32nd Annual conference and AGM will take place at the PTDF Centre in Abuja, Nigeria on September 14 to 16, 2016.

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Interbuild Africa

Interbuild Africa kicks off at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec from August 17 to 22, 2016 with more than 300 local and international exhibitors from 22 countries around the world.

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Turffontein’s new social housing project

The City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Parks Tau, recently announced that city-owned social housing provider, Johannesburg Social Housing Company (JOSHCO) will roll out 528 homes in Turffontein.

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US$2 million sustainable construction competition

The 5th International LafargeHolcim US$2 million sustainable construction competition seeks smart solutions for cities and the built environment.

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Contact Housing in Southern Africa

Title: Editor
Name: Carol Dalglish
Email: housing@crown.co.za
Phone: 078 673 0748

 
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