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Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing
Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing

The challenges of informal settlements have once again been thrown into the spotlight in the midst of the current pandemic...

By Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge 2 days ago

Build-to-rent (BTR) - an investment model to watch
Build-to-rent (BTR) - an investment model to watch

Build-to-rent (BTR) is not a well-known term in South Africa, but is an investment model to watch...

By Harold Spies 6 Dec 2019

SA's inner cities experiencing rebirth but challenges remain
SA's inner cities experiencing rebirth but challenges remain

Hosted annually by TUHF Limited, the Inner City Property Conference took place late last month at the Sunnyside Hotel in Parktown, Johannesburg. Outgoing mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba was among...

25 Nov 2019

African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) members sign Cape Town Declaration for governments to address housing finance shortage.
5-point plan set for governments to address African housing finance shortage

Following the conclusion of its 35th annual conference earlier this month, the 35 active members of the African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) together agreed on a Cape Town Declaration on Housing Finance...

15 Nov 2019

Namibia's urban poor are stuck in limbo, without land or services
Namibia's urban poor are stuck in limbo, without land or services

Informal settlements are increasingly emerging in cities in developing countries across the world, including Africa...

By Selma T. Karuaihe 4 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

Lessons about housing from Ghana's Volta River project 50 years on
Lessons about housing from Ghana's Volta River project 50 years on

The Volta River project in Ghana was a symbolic embodiment of progress, modernisation, and development...

By Iain Jackson 26 Sep 2019

Green roofs, like this one in Sao Paulo, Brazil, have many benefits. Leonardo Ikeda/Shutterstock
How buildings in Johannesburg could benefit from green roofs

There are about 500,000 square metres of green space in Chicago in the United States. Many of these are visible, not on the ground, but on building roofs across the city...

By Anne Fitchett 9 Sep 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

High-level panel at UN-Habitat Assembly focuses on creating innovative, inclusive cities
High-level panel at UN-Habitat Assembly focuses on creating innovative, inclusive cities

A high-level panel featuring President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan, Prime Minister Josai Vorege Bainimarama of Fiji, and Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed of Yemen recently shared ideas on innovation in cities in front of a packed audience at the first UN-Habitat Assembly...

31 May 2019

UK-Kenya to collaborate on affordable housing, sustainable infrastructure
UK-Kenya to collaborate on affordable housing, sustainable infrastructure

Almost half of Kenya's population is predicted to be living in cities by 2030, requiring sustainable, resilient, affordable housing...

23 May 2019

$250m World Bank loan to boost access to affordable housing in Kenya
$250m World Bank loan to boost access to affordable housing in Kenya

With the goal of enhancing access to affordable housing finance for Kenyans who are unable to access long-term loans, the World Bank has approved a $250m International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) loan for the East African country...

6 May 2019

Kenya property sector set to boom in 2019
Kenya property sector set to boom in 2019

Kenya's real estate industry is set to boom once again in 2019, following a stagnant economy brought on by political turmoil...

9 Apr 2019

Radical new housing deal proposed to break apartheid barriers
Radical new housing deal proposed to break apartheid barriers

While over half a million Capetonians live in informal settlements, the Rondebosch Golf Club pays the City of Cape Town only R1,000 a month for the use of 450,000m2 of well-situated land...

By Steve Kretzmann 22 Mar 2019

Lesotho Rise in the City design competition winner announced
Lesotho Rise in the City design competition winner announced

Winners of the Rise in the City international architecture competition for affordable housing in Maseru, Lesotho were announced earlier this month...

20 Mar 2019

Architect, Tshepo Mokholo.
#DesignIndaba2019: Creating architecture for the African continent for the next 100 years

Design can and should have a positive impact on communities, says architect and African Design Centre fellow, Tshepo Mokholo...

By Louise Marsland 4 Mar 2019

New report: Global affordable housing gap has reached roughly $740bn
New report: Global affordable housing gap has reached roughly $740bn

Knight Frank has released its inaugural Urban Futures report which has found that the affordable housing gap reached an estimated $740bn globally in 2018...

29 Jan 2019

ShelterTech Accelerator programme makes its debut in Africa
ShelterTech Accelerator programme makes its debut in Africa

The Habitat for Humanity Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter's ShelterTech Accelerator programme is making its Africa debut in Kenya...

15 Nov 2018

Land reform an economic necessity, says Ramaphosa
Land reform an economic necessity, says Ramaphosa

Land reform is not only about correcting a grave historical injustice, it is an absolute economic necessity, says President Cyril Ramaphosa...

5 Nov 2018

Habitat for Humanity addresses Africa's unique housing challenges at local leadership conference
Habitat for Humanity addresses Africa's unique housing challenges at local leadership conference

With some of the fastest growing cities in the world over the next 50 years, Africa will encounter many challenges...

25 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

L-R: Christian Agossa, director general of the mortgage refinance institution, UEMOA, and Stefan Nallemtaby, director of the financial sector development department, African Development Bank
Affordable housing in Africa to take centre stage at upcoming conference

The 34th African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) conference and AGM will take place for the first time in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire, 23-25 October...

8 Oct 2018

Slum neighbourhood in Accra, Ghana. Image source:
Accra's informal settlements are easing the city's urban housing crisis

Informal settlements continue to remain a significant component of many cities in the developing world...

By Seth Asare Okyere, Jerry Chati Tasantab, and Matth 8 Oct 2018

Affordable housing solutions in pipes, containers and 3D printers
Affordable housing solutions in pipes, containers and 3D printers

A critical shortage of affordable housing across the world is triggering creative solutions...

By Rina Chandran 7 Jun 2018

Housing microfinance can be win-win for poor people and financial institutions
Housing microfinance can be win-win for poor people and financial institutions

Housing microfinance can and should become a mainstream offering for financial institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa...

13 Apr 2018

Filmmaker Michael Uwemedimo, one of the keynote speakers at the African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference, spoke about the violent ‘clearing’ of almost two million people and their waterfront houses in Port Harcourt, Nigeria to make way for development. Photo: Andy Mkosi
Housing crisis: data collection is critical

The use of data to manage the world's growing housing crisis came into focus during the second day of the African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference at the University of Cape Town...

By Sean O'Toole 5 Feb 2018

Nigeria's media urged to understand New Urban Agenda
Nigeria's media urged to understand New Urban Agenda

Media urged to drive the narratives on the New Urban Agenda in Nigeria...

31 Oct 2017

(Source: Derou & Partners)
Confortis launches affordable housing hub Wellcity.O2

Confortis International Group launched the display housing developments of the second Wellcity.O2 hub in the new town with the aim to help middle-class Africans buy...

23 Oct 2017

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