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  • Table 1: Key differences in deceased estate processes

Case study: winding up an estate

June 25th, 2019|

The Transaction Support Centre (TSC), an action-research housing advice office in Khayelitsha, Cape Town has been in operation since July 2018 and has seen more than 160 clients with various housing-related issues. […]

  • A typical flat plate collector where the storage cylinder is installed inside the roof or on the side of the building.

Generating heat in your home

June 12th, 2019|

Undoubtedly the most expensive running cost for any home is generating hot water but developers, architects and specifiers have a wide range of options in water heating technology to choose from. By Benjamin Brits | [...]

Making the competition green with envy…

May 30th, 2019|

A leading provider of innovative green building systems used in a wide range of industries including residential, education, medical, farming and commercial facilities is taking on the affordable sector. By Intastor | All photos by [...]

  • In 2016 alone, world cement production generated about 2.2 billion tonnes of CO2. Image: Pixabay.

Concrete’s green challenge

March 1st, 2019|

Concrete has cemented its role in the affordable housing space but is criticised for not being ‘green’ enough. By Warren Robertson Much emphasis is put on the affordable housing sector to build homes in a [...]

  • Inclusionary developments must be considered as a solution to the housing backlog and also cater to a wider income bracket. Image credit: SA Property Insider

Affordable housing: what SA needs

February 26th, 2019|

By Future Cape Town director, Rashiq Fataar The overarching definition used in describing affordable housing, is housing units that are affordable to a section of society whose income is below the neighbourhood’s median or average [...]

Affordable homes driving property growth

January 24th, 2019|

Homes in traditionally affluent areas are no longer driving property growth in South Africa, with sectional title proving to be increasingly popular. Pam Golding Property Group chief executive Andrew Golding, says the percentage of freehold [...]

Cutting costs on plumbing may cost you more

January 24th, 2019|

By Warren Robertson It can be tempting for developers to cut back on the products used for plumbing in an affordable home but industry experts warn it can be disastrous and end up costing much [...]

Innovative solutions to financing the sector

January 24th, 2019|

By Warren Robertson Affordable housing is becoming increasingly unaffordable but changes in how we finance the sector may just be the breath of fresh air that is desperately needed. The shape of finance in the [...]

Finance must focus on resale

January 24th, 2019|

By Warren Robertson Over the past 24 years the government has built about three million homes – and while this is nowhere near to solving our affordable housing backlog – it has stimulated a potentially [...]

Oh location, location, location

January 17th, 2019|

What possible solutions are there to this sensitive conundrum given the various and sometimes major challenges to developments? By Benjamin Brits […]