• The 100 000 houses are to be constructed locally, which will provide up to 3 000 jobs for local people.” Image credit: Pixabay

Massive housing deal for Ghana

March 13th, 2019|

Warren Robertson The Government of Ghana has announced the signing of a huge deal with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the construction of about 100 000 affordable homes across Ghana. [...]

Modular solutions for affordable housing

March 6th, 2019|

By Benjamin Brits Throughout the rest of the world, timber houses are the preferred solution for the affordable housing market, but South Africa unnecessarily continues to hold brick and mortar as the number one choice. [...]

  • Located in Blue Downs, Western Cape is this large-scale human settlements project comprising 4 820 housing opportunities. Credit: IOL

Blue Downs mega project sees further housing handovers

March 5th, 2019|

The handover of housing units of the Western Cape’s R1,3 billion housing project in Blue Downs continues to see progress. This is a large-scale human settlements project comprising 4 820 housing opportunities. […]

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Corobrik playing its part in looking after the planet

February 28th, 2019|

By Corobrik | Photos by Corobrik While many organisations are scrambling to meet increasingly stringent sustainability legislations, Corobrik continues to exceed expectations by implementing advanced technologies and forward-thinking approaches to keep ahead of the curve. [...]

Gap between income and house prices grows

February 13th, 2019|

The research company Knight Frank has released its inaugural Urban Futures report which has found that the affordable housing gap – as measured by the difference between house prices and income – reached an estimated [...]

More bad news for SA construction

February 5th, 2019|

Construction companies, currently clinging on by their fingertips waiting on government to release funding for infrastructure development, will be disheartened to read the construction market’s Industry [...]

To pee or not to pee…

February 4th, 2019|

UCT students have developed a new bio-brick, which while offering no current threat to present production methods, offers up an innovative solution in the sustainable housing space. The bio brick, developed by the University of [...]

Yet more costs at Medupi and Kusile

January 30th, 2019|

Eskom’s construction problems just keep mounting at the Medupi and Kusile plants and now it has emerged the SEO will have to lay out an additional R2-billion to repair problems that have arisen during construction. [...]