Home

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.

Latest News

RS Components sponsors Scifest prizes

Published: 24 March 2019

The annual Scifest Africa festival, which was established to promote the public awareness and appreciation of science, technology and innovation (STI), especially among the youth, celebrated its 23rd anniversary this...

Read more

Paramount partners with Hexagon

Published: 23 March 2019

Paramount Advanced Technologies (PAT), a subsidiary of the African-based global defence and aerospace company Paramount Group, has established strategic partnerships with Hexagon’s Geospatial and Safety & Infrastructure divisions. Paramount Group...

Read more

AfDB to double climate finance

Published: 22 March 2019

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that it will double its climate finance commitments for the period 2020-2025. The Bank’s President, Akinwumi A. Adesina, said that the AfDB would...

Read more

UK invests in Kenyan solar plants

Published: 20 March 2019

The UK Government, through InfraCo Africa, a Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company, is investing $2.2 million in the development of two solar plants in rural Kenya. The Samburu and...

Read more

Energy savings with central Plant Optimisation software

Published: 19 March 2019

More than 35% of the power required to run a building is consumed in one place: the central chilled water plant. While there is value in connecting the building management...

Read more

Microsoft opens African datacentres

Published: 19 March 2019

Microsoft has announced the opening of its first datacentres in Africa. Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform, is now available from the new cloud regions in Cape Town and Johannesburg. This makes...

Read more

Mandirk Lifting introduces on-site testing service

Published: 18 March 2019

Mandirk Lifting, a part of the Mandirk Group, a specialist supplier of engineering tools and equipment for Maintenance, Repair, and Operating (MRO) applications in a range of industrial sectors, has introduced an on-site service where lifting machines...

Read more

Heavy metal-free water-based corrosion inhibitor additive

Published: 18 March 2019

Corrosion specialist Cortec has released a water-based corrosion inhibitor additive that does not contain heavy metals. Cortec’s M-120 can be used alone or in conjunction with other inhibitors to increase...

Read more

Ethiopia to launch second National Electrification Programme

Published: 17 March 2019

The government of Ethiopia will launch its second National Electrification Programme (NEP). The launch will be done at the upcoming Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid and Regional Energy Co-operation...

Read more

Gambia to connect all rural schools, health centres to national grid

Published: 16 March 2019

The European Investment Bank, World Bank and European Union are investing EUR 142 million in solar power in Gambia. The financing will go towards the construction of a new photovoltaic...

Read more

Ethical business approach wins awards

Published: 15 March 2019

The Coalition for Ethical Operations, funded by project management company SNC-Lavalin, has won the Premier’s Service Excellence Awards 2019 in Gauteng. The Awards recognise individuals or organisations that have “significantly...

Read more

Donaldson Filtration Solutions streamlines its offering

Published: 15 March 2019

Donaldson Filtration Solutions recently embarked on an initiative to further streamline its offering to the market and effectively support customer expectations. As part of this, the company took a strategic decision...

Read more

Africa needs to enable renewable energy

Published: 14 March 2019

Nearly 600 million, or 48% of Africa’s population, still lack access to electricity, with the majority living in rural areas. It is projected that roughly the same number of people...

Read more

OPIC supports off-grid dollar kits in Chad

Published: 13 March 2019

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US government’s development finance institution, has committed $10 million to support the introduction of off-grid solar kits and appliances in Chad. OPIC’s loan...

Read more

German-African Energy Forum to focus on investment opportunities

Published: 12 March 2019

The 13th German-African Energy Forum, which will take place on the 27th and 28th of March, aims to highlight the most promising areas for investment opportunities and energy co-operation between...

Read more

African scientists strongly represented at 2019 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Published: 12 March 2019

42 young scientists from 14 African countries will participate in the 2019 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Since 1951, this event has provided scientists the opportunity to network with one another...

Read more

Mixed PMI results

Published: 11 March 2019

The latest Absa manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) showed the steepest contraction in manufacturing activity since October last year. The PMI fell sharply from 49.9 points in January to 46.2...

Read more

Potential safeguards against Chinese fastener imports

Published: 11 March 2019

The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac), the government body responsible for import and export control, has posted a notice in the government gazette stating that imports of iron...

Read more

ISO celebrates 72nd anniversary

Published: 10 March 2019

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is celebrating its 72nd anniversary. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, ISO was established shortly after the Second World War by 25 countries who saw international standards as a...

Read more

Further Brulpadda drilling planned for the end of 2019

Published: 09 March 2019

Total will resume drilling at the Brulpadda prospect in December. Brulpadda, in Block 11B/12B, is a gas condensate discovery that could hold total resources of 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent. According to Garrett Soden, CEO of Africa Energy...

Read more

Focus on energy challenges and solutions at Africa Energy Indaba 2019

Published: 08 March 2019

The recent Africa Energy Indaba conference, held in collaboration with the World Energy Council, NEPAD Agency and SANEA, was well attended, with African Energy Ministers and leading energy luminaries participating in discussions around key issues impacting...

Read more

Engineering leaders lauded

Published: 08 March 2019

The recent Persons of the Year Awards, held by African Leadership Magazine, saw a number of executives from engineering firms across the continent being lauded. In addition to winners in...

Read more

SA to present at UN science and technology event

Published: 07 March 2019

The upcoming United Nations Meeting on Science, Technology and Innovation for Development will discuss urgent science policy questions facing developing countries in 2019. Themed “A Conversation with Great Minds”, the...

Read more

Government backs renewables

Published: 06 March 2019

Cabinet has issued a statement throwing the weight of South Africa’s leadership behind renewable energy. Saying that government will ensure “a responsible and just transition to a cleaner future”, the...

Read more

Global manufacturing slows

Published: 05 March 2019

The rate of global manufacturing growth has slowed, mainly as a consequence of trade and tariff barriers. This is according to the International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2019, published by the United...

Read more

Tetra4 gets LNG contract with Black Night Group

Published: 05 March 2019

Renergen Limited, an integrated alternative and renewable energy business listed on the JSE’s Alt-X, has announced that its subsidiary Tetra4 has secured an agreement with Black Knight Group for the...

Read more

Starrett celebrates 40 years of partnership with First Cut

Published: 04 March 2019

Manufacturer of industrial blades and metrology equipment, Starrett, is celebrating 40 years of partnership with South African representative First Cut. “Today, in 2018, South African support for Starrett is stronger...

Read more

EU launches road project in Eritrea

Published: 03 March 2019

The European Union (EU) has launched a €20 million project for road connections between the Ethiopian border and Eritrean ports. The new project will be financed through the EU Trust...

Read more

Consortium gets Optimum Coal bid

Published: 02 March 2019

A consortium, led by the African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation (AEMFC), has been awarded the post-commencement funding (PCF) bid for Optimum Coal and its associated assets. The business rescue...

Read more

Zest WEG Group’s new CEO looks to grow Africa footprint

Published: 01 March 2019

As part of its ongoing growth plans, Zest WEG Group will continue to focus on opportunities in more African countries, according to its new chief executive officer, Siegfried Kreutzfeld.

Read more

Magazines

African Fusion

AfricanFusionAfrican Fusion, the official publication of the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW), aims to provide up-to-date insight into welding technology and the welding industry.

Capital Equipment News

Capital Equipment News is dedicated to the application of equipment and modes of transport that are used in the mining, construction, quarrying, and transport industries.

Construction World

ConstructionWorldConstruction World was first published in 1982 and has grown to become a leader in its field, offering a unique mix of editorial coverage to satisfy the diverse needs of its readers.

Electricity + Control

ElectricityandControlE + C publishes innovative, technical articles that provide solutions to engineering challenges in measurement, automation, control, and energy management.

Lighting in Design

LightingandDesignLighting in Design is a glossy, upmarket publication aimed at lighting professionals. It is the only B2B magazine in SA that is dedicated solely to the subject of lighting.

MechChem Africa

MechChemJanuary2017cover MechChem Africa supports African engineering and technical managers across the full spectrum of chemical and mechanical disciplines.

Modern Mining

ModernMiningEstablished in 2005, Modern Mining is one of SA's leading monthly mining magazines, noted for the quality and accuracy of its writing and the breadth of its coverage.

Modern Quarrying

ModernQuarryingModern Quarrying is firmly entrenched as a leading industry-specific magazine. It focuses on promoting the science and practice of quarrying and processing in southern Africa.

Sparks Electrical News

SparksElectricalNewsReadable and informative, Sparks Electrical News is the newspaper for those involved in installing and maintaining electrical supplies and equipment.

Contact Crown

Web Manager: Karen Smith
Email: admin(@)crown.co.za

Phone: +27 11 622 4770
Fax: +27 11 615 6108

Crown House
2 Theunis Street
Cnr Sovereign Street
Bedford Gardens
Bedfordview 2007
P.O. Box 140
Bedfordview 2008

linkedin facebook twitter google plus youtube tv rss

sign up newsletter

Africanism 7 June ad 235x235