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.
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
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