Housing Indaba concludes with signing of social contract
The National Department of Housing held its annual Housing Indaba in Cape Town on 22 and 23 September. The key event gave the Minister of Housing, Lindiwe Sisulu, as well as key figures within her national and provincial depts to report on progress
Forthcoming industry event information and a revue of recent functions
2nd Phase of Nova Vida may commence in 1st quarter of 2006
Following the successful completion of the mammoth Angolan government's housing development in Luanda, Nova Vida phase 1, plans are now underway to initiate phase 2 of the project
Minister warms to house lottery funding concept
An unprecedented urban population explosion that has contributed to an acute demand for low-cost housing is putting a heavy strain on state resources, and in an effort to address the problem, govt has invited South Africans to come forward with solutions
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Gauteng winners announced in national housing competition
The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) hosted the Gauteng Provincial Home Builders Awards on 23 September at the Gold Reef City Convention Centre.
30 Nations gather to discuss the design of human habitat
The XXXIII International Association for Housing Science World Congress on Housing was held between 27 and 30 September at the University of Pretoria Gauteng. Delegates from 30 nations gathered to discuss ..
Inner-city rental son the up through rising demand
Johannesburg inner-city rents are being driven up by growing tenant demand according to the fourth Trafalgar inner city report released at the beginning of the month. The report states that the best in town bachelor flats are renting for just under ..
Developer establishes BEE sales arm with realty firm
The new arm of RBA Developments has acquired five Pam Golding Empowerment franchises and will provide RBA with a major sales distribution channel as well as drive new business
Local government and bank initiate rental subsidy scheme
A newly focussed Gauteng Partnership Fund (GPF) was launched towards the end of Septermber at a glitzy function at one of Johannesburg's premiere hotels.
Investment opportunities in KZN and Cape lifestyle apartments for sale
Two affordable housing developments are discussed
Light bulbs crushed in energy efficiency drive
The residents of Alexandra Township in Johannesburg stand to save close to R20million a year thanks to the provision of 150 000 Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) from Eskom.
Products & Services
Various construction products and services are highlighted for review
News briefs concerning the housing and construction industries from the Southern Africa region
Current and proposed upmarket developments within South Africa are discussed