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    Affordable housing: The catalyst for post-Covid economic recovery in Sub-Saharan Africa?

    Funding models for the affordable housing market in Africa requires a re-think if the continent is serious about closing the gap between supply and demand...

    By Somaya Joshua 1 Jun 2021

    Ghana has a housing crisis: what we found in Kumasi, and what needs to change

    Housing is one of the most basic human needs and can have a profound impact on the happiness, lifestyle, self-esteem, and productivity of an individual...

    By Lewis Abedi Asante and Richmond Juvenile Ehwi 3 Nov 2020

    Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing

    The challenges of informal settlements have once again been thrown into the spotlight in the midst of the current pandemic...

    By Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge 4 Aug 2020

    5-point plan set for governments to address African housing finance shortage

    Following the conclusion of its 35th annual conference earlier this month, the 35 active members of the African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) together agreed on a Cape Town Declaration on Housing Finance...

    15 Nov 2019

    Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

    New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

    Issued by 2 Oct 2019

    Lessons about housing from Ghana's Volta River project 50 years on

    The Volta River project in Ghana was a symbolic embodiment of progress, modernisation, and development...

    By Iain Jackson 26 Sep 2019

    3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

    Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

    Issued by 23 Jul 2019

    High-level panel at UN-Habitat Assembly focuses on creating innovative, inclusive cities

    A high-level panel featuring President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan, Prime Minister Josai Vorege Bainimarama of Fiji, and Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed of Yemen recently shared ideas on innovation in cities in front of a packed audience at the first UN-Habitat Assembly...

    31 May 2019

    Smart housing could help reduce environmental impact of rapidly urbanising Africa

    Hundreds of millions more Africans are predicted to live in cities over the next three decades as the continent rapidly urbanises...

    18 Apr 2019

    #DesignIndaba2019: Creating architecture for the African continent for the next 100 years

    Design can and should have a positive impact on communities, says architect and African Design Centre fellow, Tshepo Mokholo...

    By Louise Marsland 4 Mar 2019

    New report: Global affordable housing gap has reached roughly $740bn

    Knight Frank has released its inaugural Urban Futures report which has found that the affordable housing gap reached an estimated $740bn globally in 2018...

    29 Jan 2019

    Affordable housing in Africa to take centre stage at upcoming conference

    The 34th African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) conference and AGM will take place for the first time in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire, 23-25 October...

    8 Oct 2018

    Accra's informal settlements are easing the city's urban housing crisis

    Informal settlements continue to remain a significant component of many cities in the developing world...

    By Seth Asare Okyere, Jerry Chati Tasantab, and Matth 8 Oct 2018

    Affordable housing solutions in pipes, containers and 3D printers

    A critical shortage of affordable housing across the world is triggering creative solutions...

    By Rina Chandran 7 Jun 2018

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