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South Africa is getting plenty right

The Development Indicators 2012 Report shows that unemployment, poverty and inequality is falling; three-million homes have been built; there had been a significant improvement in water and sanitation services; and government programmes are showing positive results. A panel of experts debated the findings.

Social participation key to efficient cities

The 2013 Metropolis Annual Meeting brought together more than 80 mayors from around the world to discuss ways of overcoming challenges such as poverty and informal housing.
• Revamping Gauteng’s freeways

Zuma hands over houses in Danville

Zuma hands over houses in Danville

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday officially launched the Danville settlement in Pretoria West, where low-income families, both black and white, are the recipients of new homes.
UN award for Joburg Housing Company

Cape Town’s biggest housing project

The City of Cape Town is set to build 3 200 houses for different income groups on an 80-hectare site in Pelican Park, in what will be the city's biggest, and first fully integrated, housing project.

Cape Town officially WDC 2014

The official signing is done and the logo has been unveiled; now it is time to get down to the hard work of transforming Cape Town, as the World Design Capital 2014, into an inclusive, sustainable, liveable and productive city.
Africa’s greenest hotel for Cape Town

Dear Mandela wins big in Brooklyn

Through the work of filmmakers Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza, the story of Abahlali basemjondolo’s court case against the government over unfair evictions captured the attention of the world. The pair was recently awarded the Brooklyn Film Festival’s most prestigious prize.
South African film lauded at Canadian Oscars

Drive to help clear housing backlog

The South African Department of Human Settlements recently launched a new campaign, appealing to the private sector to help it address the country's housing backlog.
South Africa's housing drive ‘taking shape’

South African housing innovation on show in US

A passion for providing housing for all, coupled with innovative technology, has led to South African company Moladi being invited to show its concept at a prestigious exhibition organised by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
New technologies for social housing

Turning hostels into residential units

Turning hostels into residential units

A R40-million project in Limpopo province that is turning former hostels into low-cost residential units provides a framework for transforming the approximately 2 000 public hostels in South Africa, says Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale.

Sustainable building on the rise in South Africa

South Africa's building industry has taken another step forward building, with construction of the country's first house built almost entirely from renewable materials nearing completion.
SA shines at 2010 SEED Awards

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