Rural people to help fast track housing delivery
By Bongani Mlangeni; tel: (012) 314 2404
A partnership to fast track rural housing delivery by including rural people and traditional building methods was signed on Friday by delegates attending the Eastern Cape Housing Indaba in East London.
The contract urges for the support of traditional ways of building and ensures that rural people are part of the implementation of the housing programme in order to transfer skills and also create jobs.
Jhb Inner City Housing For 50,000 - 2007/05/08
Housing is an emotive issue, and the residential development group was possibly the most volatile at the Inner City Summit on 5 May. But it was agreed that the City would lead an inner city housing plan for tens of thousands of residential units in Joburg's central area. By Ndaba Dlamini
Inner city residents called on the City to speed up the provision of affordable housing for the homeless and to act against corrupt practices by property owners at the Inner City Summit.
Johannesburg takes on hurdles to becoming world-class city
Sumayya Ismail | Johannesburg, South Africa
07 May 2007 05:28
It is a huge mistake to think Johannesburg's inner city has reached its full potential, mayor Amos Masondo said at the Inner-City Summit on Saturday, convened to address Johannesburg's progress towards becoming a world-class African city.
“We have much to be proud of, but the challenges that remain are huge,” the mayor acknowledged.