Month: August 2018

  • August 8 2018

    Joburg inclusionary housing a reality this year

    Despite considerable criticism and several threats of legal action, the City of Joburg hopes to pass its inclusionary housing policy before the end of the year. Moneyweb earlier reported that the draft policy provided that developers of residential complexes with more than 10 units would be required to set aside at least 20% of the total number […]

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  • August 3 2018

    What you need to know about Joburg’s new housing laws – including a proposal to cap some rents at R2,100

    City of Johannesburg officials met with property developers and members of the public this week to provide feedback on public comments to its proposed inclusionary housing policy. Published in February, the proposed policy aims to make the provision of quality low-cost housing within all new residential complex developments a compulsory requirement. It aims to do […]

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  • August 28 2018

    Land expropriation hits affordable housing

    PRETORIA – The expropriation of land without compensation debate has resulted in a significant slump in demand for affordable housing, with many aspirant homeowners believing they would be getting homes for free. Tom Gillham, the chief executive of E Home Loans, a specialist affordable housing mortgage originator that is part of the BetterBond, said yesterday […]

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  • August 6 2018

    How Joburg’s inclusionary housing plan has changed

    Last week, a public hearing between developers, property practitioners and representatives of the City of Johannesburg Metro Centre was held to discuss the way forward for inclusionary housing. “The meeting resulted in an incredibly positive outcome,” said Chris Renecle, MD of Renprop, noting that “the city really listened to the objections the property industry raised […]

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  • August 23 2018

    Agri SA: Agri SA presents its view at the #LandSummit

    Agri SA today initiated the #LandSummit with a high-level assessment of the challenges and solutions to South Africa’s land question. The summit, held in cooperation with Landbouweekblad, is a two-day event aimed at finding solutions for agrarian transformation. The summit forms part of Agri SA’s broader engagement with government and other stakeholders as a representative of some 28 000 commercial farmers across South […]

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