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Urbanisation is on the rise and Africa’s cities are ever growing.

As African cities implode, leaders on the continent are intensifying efforts to address the challenges of urbanisation. A forum bringing together Africa’s housing ministers was recently held in Nairobi, Kenya on 20 March 2012 under the auspices of the African Ministers Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD), writes Kaci Racelma.   Read More...

HEADLINES, Housing & Living Conditions
As more and more people move to the cities, so township renewal becomes a priority.

South Africa and the African continent as a whole are rapidly becoming more urbanised. In South Africa more than 40% of the urban population lives in townships, and 20% live in informal settlements and low-income housing estates.   Read More...

HEADLINES, Housing & Living Conditions
After years of struggling, they win access to their own water.

For the first time in ten years, Botswana’s Bushmen were able to celebrate World Water Day – 22 March – as they enjoy unobstructed access to the life-giving substance. Their main desert well was capped shut by the government in 2002 in an effort to move the tribe off their ancestral land to make way for diamond mining.   Read More...

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FNB, GIZ & Carbon Programmes: Results of energy efficiency study.

FNB Housing Finance has announced the findings of a 12-month pilot project on energy efficiency, which was piloted on 10 housing units in Cosmo City.   Read More...

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Habitat for Humanity hosts handover ceremony

A brief encounter with kindness changes the lives of a small community living in the Protea Heights area in Stellenbosch

Situated in the heart of Devon Valley and approximately 10 minutes from the centre of Stellenbosch is Protea Heights Farm.  The first farm in South Africa to cultivate Protea flowers in the late 1940’s, the first to export the flowers in the late 1960’s and the farm that captured the heart of an American, Ginny Povall.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Housing & Living Conditions
Image: Boardmans gives Hope for a Home this Christmas

Boardmans is doing its part to ensure that someone less fortunate has a home this festive season by facilitating donations to those in need of a roof over their head.   Read More...

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Image: New energy efficient houses Affordable housing market targeted

With the world going ‘green’ and pressure mounting on developing countries to reduce their carbon footprint, especially with regards to the usage of coal to create energy, FNB has undertaken an energy efficient housing project in the affordable housing market.   Read More...

HEADLINES, Housing & Living Conditions, Poverty
New UCT Unilever study reveals consumer pressure

The vast majority of South Africans are continuing to live like they are in the midst of a recession, according to research due to be released by the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing.   Read More...

COMPANY NEWS , Health, Housing & Living Conditions
Image: In aid of the Red Cross Around the World in 34 Days

TNT Express Southern Africa and the children of Lambano Sanctuary have put together a handmade authentic South African quilt that will be sent to Brazil and onwards as part of a global relay in aid of the Swiss Red Cross. The relay is part of TNT’s latest communications campaign entitled “Around the World”.   Read More...

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South Africa’s children at risk

Following an article, “Shock figures shows crippled youth”, on the breakdown of family life in South Africa, which appeared in the Cape Times on 5 April 2011, NICRO (National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders) has expressed grave concern about the effects of unstable families and child-headed households on children and young people.   Read More...

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Image: Magical Moments for kids Slipstream partners with NGO


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Le Quartier Français is top StreetSmart restaurant

Top Franschhoek restaurant Le Quartier Français is leading the pack by raising nearly R50 000 in aid of StreetSmart South Africa, the non-profit organisation dedicated to the social upliftment of street children.   Read More...

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Image: Davos to look at new reality IMC highlights SA at WEF

It is a different South Africa which is going to the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.


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