Login |  

*

ALL THE NEWS
Search Category: Housing & Living Conditions
HEADLINES, Housing & Living Conditions
Image: Greenpeace surpasses target We’re excited to announce that we managed to surpass our target by raising R102 731.00 towards the solar powered streetlights in Diepsloot. This is huge, because the children’s streets will finally be safer, plus this will demonstrate how solar energy is the answer to South Africa’s energy needs. Here’s what happens next...   Read More...



HEADLINES, Housing & Living Conditions
Image: District Six delay is unacceptable: 2 600 claimants in need of answers The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform plans to build only 108 residential apartments in the next phase of the redevelopment of District Six - a third of what was promised in 2014. The development is two years behind schedule and there is no clarity around who of the beneficiaries will occupy the apartments.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Housing & Living Conditions
Image: PPC proudly supports the right to affordable housing - understanding the significance and importance of having access to a decent, safe living environment

The leading cement supplier in southern Africa, PPC understands the significance and importance of having access to a decent, safe living environment.  To this end, PPC has on the back of its own successful employee housing support programme partnered with the City of Johannesburg’s Department of Human Settlements (DHS) and Building Contractor Tawana Business Projects to expand avenues to provide support.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Housing & Living Conditions
Image: Families have a safe home to call their own in Pelican Park Young and Old Volunteers help Build Homes

Volunteers across all ages helped build 30 homes for disadvantaged families in celebration of the United Nations (UN) World Habitat Day, playing a vital role in helping to address the desperate need for safe and affordable housing in South Africa. Internationally 70 countries took part in this year’s World Habitat Day celebrations on Monday 6 October. In South Africa, Habitat for Humanity partnered with the City of Cape Town, Power Construction, Western Cape Government and about 1000 volunteers to host World Habitat Day Build Week from 6 – 10 October to help build the community in Pelican Park.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Housing & Living Conditions
Image: Making SA a “sweeter” place - Pelican Park - the largest integrated development project of its kind in the Western Cape.

Habitat for Humanity SA, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, has created International Nelson Mandela Build Week with the aim of building no less than 67 houses during the week of 14th – 18th July in Pelican Park - the largest integrated development project of its kind in the Western Cape.
    Read More...




HEADLINES, Government, Housing & Living Conditions
Image: Urban Development Zones 2020 A success story for inclusive urban regeneration?
How do you get developers to invest in property not just for profit, but for the greater regeneration of the city? The controversial Urban Development Zones is one incentive to encourage investment in underperforming areas of the city. Is it a success story for the CBD, or is it unnecessary? Worse yet, does it displace the marginalised groups who operate in these areas?   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Government, Housing & Living Conditions
Image: Stories build bridges of trust "I always find it quite amusing to hear people debating whether Cape Town is an ‘African’ city"

Every other week CEO Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana publishes a column in the Cape Times. Read the latest column, 'Stories build bridges of trust', discussing Cape Town as an African city.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Education, Housing & Living Conditions, Social & Community
Image: Breadline Africa launches 40th Mandela Day Library Itemeleng Primary School : Reddersburg, Free State - The 15th April 2014 marked the launch of the first Mandela Day library sponsored by Via Afrika Publishers. An organisation who have taken the concept of a library and expanded it into what they describe as a digital centre of learning.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Housing & Living Conditions, Social & Community
Image: Green Building Council celebrates 50 Green Star SA certifications South Africa’s green building movement has gained significant momentum with the achievement of 50 Green Star SA certifications in only six years.

The milestone was marked at an event held in Johannesburg on April 10 by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), which was established in 2007 to lead the transformation of the property sector by ensuring that all buildings are designed, built and operated in an environmentally responsible way.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Housing & Living Conditions, Social & Community
Image: Green education on the up in SA with GBCSA The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) will be doing an online re-launch of a number of their existing courses

2014 will see a marked increase in the availability and delivery of necessary green building education in South Africa as the Green Building Council South Africa launches a new online learning system which will play host to a number of new programmes and upgraded existing courses.    Read More...




HEADLINES, Housing & Living Conditions
Image: Time to open your hearts The festive season has passed, but there’s still time to give…
9 January 2013, Cape Town. On New Year’s Day more than 4,000 people were left homeless as fires gutted homes in informal settlements in DuNoon and Khayelitsha in Cape Town. With any disaster of this scale, food security of the victims remains an important issue both immediately and during rebuilding efforts.   Read More...



COMPANY NEWS , Housing & Living Conditions
Company leads rollout of SA-grown ABTs into fast-developing Southern Africa.

South African exports of homegrown alternative building technologies (ABTs) into Southern Africa are gathering pace across an increasingly wider footprint as the region continues to ride a wave of economic growth and infrastructural development.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Housing & Living Conditions
Vela Building Solutions launches centenarian shack dweller into formal home ownership.

It took no more than 20 paces for 100-year-old Jacob Mokhatjhane to step up from lifelong shack living to full-blown formal home ownership after alternative building specialist Brent Harris handed him the keys to a brand new house in the Free State town of Theunissen.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Housing & Living Conditions
Western Cape goes for alternative building technologies (ABTs).

The Western Cape has added welcome impetus to a growing trend by provincial governments to embrace alternative building technologies (ABTs) as a cost-effective and sustainable solution to housing local communities, says Brent Harris, CEO of Vela Building Solutions – one of Southern Africa’s leading innovators and suppliers in this field.
    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Housing & Living Conditions
Absa partners with Good Hope FM for annual Keep Cape Town Warm Campaign.

This is the fourth year that the two organisations have joined forces. The Absa Western Cape leadership team braved the icy cold, wet and windy conditions to kick off the campaign at the first outside broadcast held in Kuils River on 6 June 2012.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Housing & Living Conditions
He is an award winning French architect with much to share.

Award winning French architect Antoine Perrau uses design strategies developed by engineers from the University of Ile da la Reunion to create energy efficient, high performance buildings.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Housing & Living Conditions
… They make themselves matter to city authorities, that’s what.

The new issue of the journal Environment and Urbanization – published today – reveals how organisations of the ‘illegal’ urban poor have made themselves matter to city governments by mapping and documenting their informal settlements and the people and businesses in them. 
    Read More...




HEADLINES, Housing & Living Conditions
Noise levels, fine particulate matter, traffic volumes interest urban planners and residents alike. Now...

A three-dimensional presentation will soon make it easier to handle them: as the user virtually moves through his city, the corresponding data are displayed as green, yellow or red dots. That means planning cities in the future will become easier in the future: urban planners will be able to move virtually, with computer assistance, through a three-dimensional view of the city. In other words, they will ‘take a walk’ through the streets.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Housing & Living Conditions
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...



Page 1 of 2First   Previous   [1]  2  Next   Last   
Upcoming Events
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2011 by WeCanChangeOurWorld   Terms Of Use  Privacy Statement