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Housing in Southern Africa May2015Our May issue of Housing in Southern Africa features affordable housing developer, Valumax's Riverside View project funded by Nedbank Affordable Housing Finance. The housing project will roll out 10 414 residential opportunities north of Steyn City, Johannesburg.

MDV Developments continues to deliver affordable housing between R250 000 and R600 000 in Emalahleni in Mpumalanga, Krugersdorp, Vereeniging and across Gauteng.

The North West Local Government and Human Settlements will deliver 1 800 houses in the Ventersdorp area. The R84 million project forms part of the Province's strategy to provide housing in Villages, Townships and Small Dorpies.

National Treasury has announced the launch of a new e-tender publication portal by the Chief Procurement Officer. It will eliminate duplication, simplify standards and automate procurement.


Housing May 2015 webRiverside View – making housing affordable

Riverside View is one of the most exciting integrated housing developments to roll out in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. The project will accommodate 10 414 residential units on completion across a spectrum of housing options: affordable, FLISP partially and fully subsidised and high density rental stock.

Well priced affordable housing

With affordable housing set to grow considerably over the next few years, developers are going to be challenged to deliver quality houses quickly and cost effectively. With a backlog of more than two million units, housing remains one of the key issues on the country's agenda.

In its efforts to address the growing problem, government has over the past few years consistently increased budgets to accelerate housing delivery, according to MDV Developments, so that it can successfully house its increasing population and stop the mushrooming of informal settlements. The aim is simple - to transform the housing landscape over the next three to five years. Government has allocated a sizeable housing budget and the private sector is sitting up and taking notice.

E-tender portal

National Treasury has announced that the e-Tender Publication Portal, a single platform where tenders will be published, has been launched by the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO). The e-Tender Publication Portal was launched to eliminate the duplication and fragmentation of notices for government tenders. Following an announcement by the Minister of Finance, the OCPO launched the e-Tender Publication portal and the Central Supplier Database (CSD) on April 1st .

SA's Greenest Residences

Using Innovative Building Technology and optimal architectural design, Stellenbosch University's new R43 million 208-bed student residence, will help address the major accommodation shortage at the university. Construction is underway at the Tygerberg and the project is being built by student accommodation group, STAG African. The Light Steel Frame Building (LSFB) incorporates energy-saving features such as LED lighting and heat pumps, which will use 50% less electricity than a standard building. The residence is due for completion in November 2015 and the varsity has set its sights on being the greenest student residence in Africa.

...my place lifestyle

A growing waiting list for ...my place lifestyle @ Stellendale continues to highlight the demand
for quality, affordable housing accommodation within the Stellendale mega development.
Visual International Holdings, the JSE AltX-listed property development company, has revealed it is experiencing high levels of demand for its affordable retirement accommodation. Nearly 300 potential residents have registered their interest for ...my place lifestyle @ Stellendale, even before the sales campaign has kicked into gear.

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