The Habitat for Humanity Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter's ShelterTech Accelerator programme is making its Africa debut in Kenya, joining previous successful implementation in Mexico and current implementation in India. The programme aims to facilitate housing markets to better meet the needs of the low-income households and seeks to identify, nurture and accelerate Kenyan startups and growth-stage companies that are bringing shelter products and services to the low-income household market.
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The Western Cape High Court has granted an interim interdict to the developers of a controversial 12-storey apartment block in the Bo-Kaap, preventing the community from interfering with construction.
Kelly Vinett 1 day ago
Few properties in South Africa can compete with the excellent price and rental growth experienced by top security estates. The techniques used to achieve this phenomenal growth are actually surprisingly simple.
Schalk van der Merwe 1 day ago
Coworking spaces are designed to be dynamic by offering functionality and flexibility and are particularly well-suited for companies and entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses.
1 day ago
The growing challenge of affordability and an increasingly cautious investor sentiment have fuelled the rental market in the Winelands, where enquiries have picked up significantly in recent months after a slow start to the year.
2 days ago
Thirty years of German settler colonialism in South West Africa - from 1884 to 1914 - paved the way for continued apartheid under South Africa. The resistance of the local communities against the invasion culminated in the first genocide of the 20th century among the Ovaherero, Nama and other groups. As main occupants of the eastern, central and southern regions of the country they were forced from their land into so-called native reserves.
Henning Melber 2 days ago
When shopping for offshore commercial property investments, knowing what to buy in which area of which country that will offer the highest returns and the lowest risk can be challenging for investors. This is according to Gregg Huntingford, CEO of Spire Property Management, who says that there has not been an easily accessible way for South Africans to buy top commercial property internationally - particularly those properties that have not been widely canvassed and which tick all the boxes.
3 days ago
One of 75 local finalists shortlisted across 15 categories, Workshop17 was named Best Coworking Space - South Africa, at the recent Southern Africa Startup Awards.
9 Nov 2018
Atterbury recently announced the conclusion a B-BBEE transaction that secures 30% black ownership of the Atterbury Property Fund (APF). The fund is now 30% owned by Talis Investment Partners (TIP) and 70% owned by Atterbury Property Investments (API), a subsidiary of Atterbury Property Holdings.
9 Nov 2018
In a recent evaluation of the total 8-million South African properties, Lightstone's analytics has revealed that the affordable sector (low and mid value) is by far the largest portion of the residential property market, amounting to 71.4% of the total volume of properties in South Africa.
8 Nov 2018
The land at Salt River market has become "ground zero" for spatial transformation of Cape Town, says Ndifuna Ukwazi's co-director Jared Rossouw, following statements by outgoing councillor Brett Herron that the city's DA caucus has blocked social housing on the site.
Kelly Vinett 8 Nov 2018