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 Residential building activity remained under pressure in both the planning and construction phases of the South African market for new housing in the first quarter of 2017.

Building activity with regard to new private sector-financed housing in South Africa remained much subdued in the first eleven months of 2016 compared with the corresponding period in 2015, based on data published by Statistics South Africa.

Building activity in the South African market for new housing remained largely subdued in the first three quarters of 2016.

Building activity in the South African market for new housing showed some divergent trends in the first half of 2016.

Residential building activity in the South African market for new housing remained relatively subdued in the first four months of 2016 compared with the corresponding period a year ago.

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