Housing 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.
Housing in Southern Africa’s September issue features Nedbank’s ‘green’ affordable housing with more than 1 000 new houses receiving Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) certification. The bank has been at the forefront of a number of energy initiatives through partnering with various local and international development finance institutions.
Housing in Southern Africa’s August issue highlights the huge shortage of student accommodation around the country and the challenge for the sector to ramp up accommodation. CampusKey’s multi million rand project in Mowbray, Cape Town comprises 586 fully furnished purpose-built student units. The first integrated housing project in Cape Town’s Bellville area has been launched and will roll out 944 apartments. This mixed tenure project will provide housing close to transport nodes and work opportunities.
Housing in Southern Africa’s June issue features the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) Youth Brigade Programme special report. The state owned entity is currently training 2 000 youth annually and offering them skills training in the sector. It also provides job opportunities and bursaries. Midvaal Municipality is attracting investment and recently hosted delegations from China, USA and Kenya. FNB’s Property Barometer reports that township house prices have risen faster than traditional suburban markets.
Housing in Southern Africa’s May issue features the Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu’s campaign launch, which honours the 4,3 million housing opportunities that government has rolled out since the new democracy. Sisulu is on track to launch a number of new Catalytic Projects including Leratong City, the R6,2 billion integrated nodal development in Mogale City, Gauteng.