• April 29 2021

    Subscribe to an electronic version of the SA Affordable Housing magazine

    SA Affordable Housing is a unique publication that is dedicated entirely to the subject of affordable housing in South Africa today. We address topics and issues relating directly to rural and urban infrastructure planning and development and the delivery of affordable housing. SA Affordable Housing does not support any view that lends itself to the construction of new […]

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  • March 14 2021

    FNB increases its affordable housing lending to help first-time home buyers

    In a bid to help first-time home buyers own homes, financial services FNB has announced it has grown its lending book for affordable housing. The lending book was increased by 24% (R6.3 billion) year on year of the concluded mortgage deals in the income range of R3 501 to R22 000. Last year the lending […]

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  • March 7 2021


    Councillors of the City of Johannesburg have approved the 2020/21 Adjustment Budget, which prioritises major infrastructure projects, economic revival, and continued service delivery. The Member of the Mayoral Committee responsible for Finance, Councillor Jolidee Matongo, indicated that the budget would go some way to stimulate the local economy and boost socio-economic development amidst the impact […]

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  • January 13 2021

    Update on maintenance work at Metro Link

    Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Development Planning, Cllr Thapelo Amad, recently conducted an oversight visit of the Metro Link building, following its temporary closure in November 2020, as recommended by the Department of Employment and Labour. A service level agreement between Development Planning and the Johannesburg Property Company has since been finalised and […]

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  • December 11 2020

    Development Planning responds to accelerated service delivery

    A City of Johannesburg Press Statement by the Member of the Mayoral Committee for Development Planning, Cllr Thapelo AmadDevelopment 11 December 2020 The Department of Development Planning has considered feedback from the development and construction industry and found alternative office space to operate from, for the duration of maintenance work required at the Metro Link […]

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  • December 10 2020

    Questioning developers’ levy liability in new township HOA development

    There are fairly regular incidences of judgments where developers question their liability for owner levies in respect of erven in townships opened on large parcels of land they own.  Here, we look at a the outcome of a recent judgment dealing with the above question, to assist developers and their legal teams to better anticipate […]

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  • December 10 2020

    Michael Hartman: Insights, highlights and advice on SA’s property development market

    SA Affordable Housing put some questions to Michael, who is not only a property developer, but also chairman of the SA Affordable Residential Developer’s Association. Can you provide some insight into your early career and work life? I studied Law and became an attorney. After exposure to all the disciplines in Law I found that […]

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  • October 29 2020

    Council approves two key draft policies for public participation

    Member of the Mayoral Committee for Development Planning, Cllr Lawrence Khoza, has welcomed the approval of two key draft policies that are set to improve and transform development in the City of Johannesburg.Yesterday, 27 October 2020, members of Council approved the draft Green Building Policy: New Buildings, along with the draft Development Contributions Policy. The […]

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  • May 13 2020

    Results received from the COVID-19 Construction SAARDA survey

    Dear SAARDA members, friends and colleagues, We received an overwhelming response to our brief survey and relayed the very clear message to the office of the President, Minister of Human Settlements and Minister of Economy and Labour.  We worked through the statistics of the first 210 as quick as possible and hereby give a short summary:   […]

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