Wednesday, 14 June 2006 02:00

Plan for low-income homes

Housing Minister Lindiwe Sisulu plans to force property developers who target the top end of the market to also build homes for low-income families. She is aiming to have legislation in place by March next year.

Johannesburg plans to play a bigger role in the delivery of housing, taking over some of the functions of the national and provincial governments in a bid to reduce housing backlogs.

Wednesday, 22 March 2006 02:00

Low-cost housing raises hackles

Goverment’s proposal for 20% of new residential property developments to be set aside for low-cost housing has raised a number of questions and challenges for developers.

Monday, 20 February 2006 02:00

Absa makes good on housing commitment

A public-private partnership between Absa and Government saw the launch today of a R400 million housing development project at Olievenhoutbosch.

The Housing Department and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) will jointly host Municipal Housing Indaba in Johannesburg tomorrow.

Housing Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says inter-governmental cooperation requires a unique commitment of the three spheres of government to work in a collaborative manner to improve living conditions.

Monday, 12 September 2005 02:00

XXXII IAHS World Congress on Housing 2005

The World Congress – “Transforming Housing Environments” will take place on 27-30 September, in Pretoria and is co-hosted by the University Of Pretoria and the International Association of Housing Science.

Wednesday, 17 August 2005 02:00

Sapoa, housing minister in talks

Sapoa says it and the national housing department have agreed on a joint working relationship to tackle problems surrounding housing delivery, infrastructure and the backlog in rezoning applications.

Tuesday, 16 August 2005 02:00

Support for Mbeki over golf estates

President Thabo Mbeki’s scathing remarks about the adverse effect of golf estates and boomed areas on residential integration have found surprise backers in the property development sector.

Tuesday, 07 September 2004 02:00

'No low-cost homes in affluent suburbs'

Government has no intention of building low-cost homes in up-market suburbs, as claimed in a Sunday Times report at the weekend

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