The NDOH head office in Pretoria was officially named after Govan Mbeki during a colourful ceremony. Ex Housing Minister Sankie Mthembi-Mahanyele spoke about the commitment of the DOH to serving the poor.
Gearing up for the planned National Housing Summit, HISA looks at two of the stake-holder groups, namely the social housing (SH) and the NGO sectors. We look at a number of key issues, policy questions and recommendations ?
Impressions of a South African architect working in a Danish housing co-op
In this interesting article Professor Wallace van Zyl from Fish Hoek, Cape Town, recalls his 18 months with a Danish housing co-op and suggests that some useful and timeless lessons may be learned for social housing in Southern African communities
Is Lakeside housing for the disabled homeless 'adequate'?
Staff reporter Renay de Witt investigated complaints from several residents and sets the records straight
People, profile and achievements
Stihl helps Marika outbuild Jack. Without any prior carpentry experience Marika Kock of Rustenburg recently built a 70m2 log house using two chainawas and a mini-sawmill. Women now say"" Anything Jack can do, Marika can do better"".
The lightweight, fast track walling system from BPB Gypsum. This user-friendly system saves builders costs and time.
Private sector appointments at the Concrete Manufacturer's Association (CMA) and at Concor Technicrete
Introducing Brigitte Mabandla, South Africa's new Minister of Housing - a profile
Hamba kahle Sankie Mthembi-Mahanyele - farewell to the ex Housing Minister: a review of the DOH's performance and achievements over the past nine years. Continued from page 16.
Bosch Blue Power Expo coming up from 27 to 30 March
Hamba kahle Sankie, welcome Brigette!
On 27 February Sankie Mthembi-Mahanyele resigned to take up her full time duties as deputy secretary general of the ANC. In her emotional farewell address to the media the ex Housing Minister reviewed the DOH's performance and achievements ?
Free State Province
The province has finalised a housing straategy, which was influenced by all the stakeholders. The strategy was done in partnership with GTZ and will be launched in April 2003. It incorporates a review of performance and achievements of housing ..
Free State Province - The Department of Local Government and Housing's Development Plan.
Some interesting statistics on people, housing and infrastructure as well as the strategic programme for 2003