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Municipal Infrastructure & Services

Co-op housing project launched in Newtown

By: System Author     29th October 1999 The first official co-operative housing project in South Africa was launched as part of a R33-million housing development for the low-income market. 

Infrastructure and top structures, Kwazulu-Natal

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Construction of infrastructural services and top structures for a housing development. 

One-day low-cost housing design developed 

By: System Author     10th September 1999 A revolutionary low-cost housing design which makes use of steel shuttering to allow for the full erection and completion of a housing unit in just one day. 

26 000 orders for steel-structure system

By: System Author     23rd July 1999 South Africa’s booming brick-and-mortar low-cost housing sector is set for a radical shake-up with the entry of a tested steel-structure construction system which has already secured firm orders for 26 000 units over five years. The design, developed by Pika Construction MD Pieter Botma in... 

Empty factories to be turned into housing

By: System Author     9th July 1999 The government is proposing to use vacant space in industrial areas which have lost favour with landowners and tenants alike for housing. “There are many unoccupied factories in central Johannesburg and its surrounding industrial areas. “Along with the fact that we have two-million to... 

Empowering low-cost homeowners

By: System Author     9th July 1999 Education is the key to a sustainable and effective low-income housing-finance scheme, says Home Loan Guarantee Company (HLGC) CEO Charlene Lea. The non-governmental organisation, of Auckland Park, Gauteng, provides guarantees of last resort for lenders making loans to end-users in fulfilling its... 

Inner-city decay to be combated

By: System Author     9th July 1999 Germiston, in Gauteng, is becoming the focus of national attention for its efforts to combat inner-city decay through social housing developments that give lower-income groups a stake in the upliftment of areas close to work opportunities and city infrastructure. A 437-unit apartment complex has... 

Deal set to revolutionise low-cost housing plans

By: System Author     9th July 1999 deal between one of South Africa’s largest financial institutions and homeloan-guarantee provider National Urban Reconstruction and Housing Agency (Nurcha), of Doornfontein, Gauteng, set to be struck by the end of the year, will revolutionise low-cost housing delivery to the South African... 

Novel approach to use of subcontractors

By: System Author     9th July 1999 The All Africa Games Village of the Stars project in Johannesburg has redefined the concept of tight margins for subcontractors, necessitating an efficient and well co-ordinated approach by all concerned. Builders contracted to construct brick superstructures ranging in size from 32 m2 to 50 m2... 

Builders must now register

By: System Author     9th July 1999 The implementation of the newly-promulgated Housing Consumers’ Protection Measures Act took place last month. This means that the first phase of the Act, making the National Home Builders’ Registration Council (NHBRC) a statutory body, is now in effect. The second phase of the Act... 

Low-cost should not imply urban sprawl

By: System Author     9th July 1999 There will be a move away from low-cost housing development in and around historically ‘black’ township areas, with developers attempting to secure land better suited for such projects, says Urban Dynamics MD and town planner Rocco de Kock. “Over the past four years a trend has... 

R5-million 380-unit extension completed

By: System Author     9th July 1999 The first 380 homes have been completed at the R5,28-million Olievenhoutbosch Extension 13, in Centurion, Gauteng, through the efforts of the National Urban Reconstruction and Housing Agency (Nurcha) and emerging developer Ahanang Hardware & Construction. The Greater Pretoria Metropolitan Council... 

The difference between a house and a home is love

By: System Author     9th July 1999 The standard of living in the Western world is higher than it was for most people two or three generations ago. Technology has done a lot to make life more comfortable. Can it be said, though, that people are happier? If statistics are a reliable guide, we are following America, where 60% of... 

Roofing market is set to gain momentum

By: System Author     9th July 1999 An order-book show- ing a 55:45 split in favour of exports has pushed Harveytile to the forefront of the drive by South African businesses to globalise. A shrinking local market has necessitated an offshore focus by many firms, which are supplementing dwindling volumes and a weakening rand by... 

Building up for big international trade expos

By: System Author     9th July 1999 In one of her first public functions as the new Minister of Public Works, Stella Sigcau will officially open the Afribuild and Afriwater trade exhibitions in August. Afribuild is the international trade exhibition focused on the building, construction and infrastructure sectors, while Afriwater... 

R80m housing project

By: System Author     9th July 1999 The Gauteng Housing Board has awarded an R80-million contract for the development of 5 068 subsidised houses in Midrand to the Kaalfontein Development Company, Engineering News can today report. The company is owned by shareholders Grinaker Housing (45%), Group Five (30%), and credit-linked... 

International recognition for local institution

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 Poor knowledge of rights and responsibilities is one of the primary reasons for home buyers defaulting in South Africa, together with issues of affordability. Section 21 Home Loan Guarantee Company (HLGC) GM training and education Billy Davies says 15% of claims against its guarantees relate... 

Demolition paves way for project

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 Demolition of the more than 60 low-density houses to make way for the R3-billion Melrose Arch project has been completed by Gauteng firm DOD Contractors. The company made use of a labour-enhanced demolition method, which included subcontracting to entrepreneurs from Alexandra township to strip... 

R30m Eastern Cape housing projects on track

By: System Author     11th June 1999 Eastern Cape housing projects worth R30-million are progressing steadily and will provide homes for about 2 000 families once complete. The projects, which will be launched this week by the Minister of Public Service and Administration Dr Zola Skweyiya, are being developed for the Department of... 

Building event supported

By: System Author     11th June 1999 THE Gauteng Provincial Government’s Department of Housing and Land Affairs was the most recent public sector institution to choose Afribuild ’99, South Africa’s international infrastructure, building and construction exhibition, to showcase its achievements and ambitions. In its... 

R19m technology complex for Gauteng

By: System Author     4th June 1999 A new R19-million technology centre was officially opened last week in Modderfontein, Gauteng, by South African polymer and plastics manufacturer Polifin, as part of its programme to become a world-class company, Engineering News can today report. Equipped with nine specialised laboratories and a... 

Sports village an energy-efficiency model

By: System Author     4th June 1999 The athletes’ village being built for the seventh All Africa Games, in Alexandra township, north of Johannesburg, could serve as a model for future low-cost housing developments. The R80-million, 1 799-unit athletes’ village, situated on a 52 ha site located on the far east bank of... 

R13m housing project

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Awholesale housing capital fund man- aged by the National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC) has committed combined loans and equity of R13-million to three black-owned and managed rural housing rural micro-lending start-ups. The three start-up housing finance leaders that have been granted loans... 

Developers get the lowdown on training

By: System Author     14th May 1999 ow-cost housing resi- dents in the Northern Province are reaping the benefits of an extensive on-site training programme for developers and building inspectors to improve the quality of their residences. The training in basic concrete technology, as well as the correct application of cementitious... 

Low-cost housing must not be an eyesore

By: System Author     14th May 1999 Low-cost housing developments in Kwazulu-Natal are becoming more aesthetically pleasing with the supply of seamless tiled roofs, which are taking the place of traditional corrugated-iron covering, reports Harvey Roofing Products Knights divisional product manager Dion Perotti. The company is... 

From infrastructure backlog to boom?

By: System Author     30th April 1999 The South African government is in the final stages of developing a strategy to begin containing the burgeoning backlog in infrastructure spending – the backlog has been estimated to be larger than R170-billion. An inter-ministerial team, embracing all ministers involved in infrastructure... 

New composite mooted for local housing

By: System Author     30th April 1999 A new composite material, manufac- tured by Heraklith, the local subsidiary of an Austrian company, may be used for economy housing in the Mpumalanga province and Franschoek area, Engineering News can today report. The company started production at its facilities in Brakpan, Gauteng, in September... 

Banks urged to accommodate low-income earners

By: System Author     23rd April 1999 South African banks have been urged to learn from their US counterparts in their interaction with low-income house buyers. Despite an earlier agreement between local banks and the Ministry of Housing on the provision of 150 000 low-income loans over the past three years, only 73 000 loans have... 

R17-million housing project for the Eastern Cape province

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 A TOTAL of 1 000 families will have their own homes by the end of this year, when the R17-million affordable-housing project in Komga, in the Eastern Cape, is completed. To date, a total of 36 people have been employed to undertake civil engineering work and 149 to undertake building work.... 

Running water tops

By: System Author     26th March 1999 THE provision of running water is seen by South Africans as the most important service priority, followed by affordable housing, electricity, health care and local policing. These findings regarding service delivery emerged from the Human Sciences Research Council’s (HSRC) latest survey of... 

Housing-delivery figure plummets

By: System Author     26th March 1999 THE number of privately- funded dwelling houses, completed in the Western Cape has dropped by 23% to 8 011 during the twelve months to October 1998, reports the Building Industries Federation South Africa, (Bifsa). In total, an estimated 14 500 low-cost units were awarded in the twelve months... 

Housing requirements exceeded

By: System Author     19th March 1999 THE Mpumalanga province reports that it has already exceeded its housing contribution towards the national goal by 6 000. By 2002 Mpumalanga would have created 99 800 new homeowners in the province at a cost of more than R1-billion, provincial housing MEC for Housing and Local Government Craig... 

R15m housing project

By: System Author     5th March 1999 GAUTENG company Grinaker Housing has completed 800 low-cost houses in a R15-million project for the Jan Kempdorp municipality in the Northern Cape. The company used the services of 20 local contractors each employing an average of five employees for the duration of the contract, which began in... 

Housing and transport go hand-in-hand

By: System Author     5th February 1999 Housing developments, the provision of infrastructure and transport needs will have to be planned together if the full potential of development initiatives is to be realised, Department of Transport director general Dipak Patel tells Engineering News. He explains, that in the planning of low-cost... 

Plastic ‘plug-and-play’ home on offer to SA

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 A US composites and building materials multinational is mulling over the possible introduction of an all-plastic ‘plug-and-play’ house as an alternative offering for the South African affordable-housing sector. Owens Corning South Africa MD Dr Michael Effing tells Engineering News... 

Housing initiative leads job-creation drive

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 THE first signs that real progress is being made following the hoopla surrounding the jobs summit held in October last year is the news that the final report on the National Presidential Lead Project on Housing (NPLP) will be released at the end of February. The report is expected to include a... 

Log homes run into wall of misconception

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 PERHAPS the greatest challenge still facing the marketing team of T&B Log Homes of Knysna is to make potential customers realise that a treated solid log is a long-lasting solution to walling problems, and will remain inviolate in perpetuity – provided the specified maintenance treatment is... 

Vanderbijl project springs to life

By: Archivist     15th January 1999 THE fast-track R78,6-million Bophelong housing project has been officially opened in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng. What sets this project apart from the many others on the go throughout South Africa is the rapid pace with which the houses were completed. An incredible total of 5 000 units were built... 

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