National Department Of Housing
The formulation of South Africas Housing Policy commenced prior to the democratic elections, with the formation of the National Housing Forum.
Habitat for Humanity South Africa
We believe in a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
NHBRC - National Home Builders Registration Council
The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) is an agency of the Department of Human Settlements, which is responsible for the protection of housing consumers and to regulate the home building industry.
Corobrik
South Africa’s major brick maker, Corobrik manufactures a wide range of clay face bricks, non-face bricks and clay pavers, the company has distribution outlets throughout the country and sells any quantity from an individual purchasing a few hundred bricks through to large corporates requiring millions of bricks to be delivered to sites meeting tight deadlines.
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Housing a key driver in infrastructure rollout

Ahead of the presentation of the Human Settlements Budget Vote 2012-13 to the National Assembly last week (9 May 2012), Minister of Human Settlements, Tokyo Sexwale, highlighted the progress the department has made not only in the continuing development of housing and human settlements but also in rooting out the corruption that has, over past years, undermined the delivery of decent housing.  Interestingly, Minister Sexwale raised the question of whether government should not be turning to sizeable, established contractors and their BEE partners rather than the “wheelbarrow and bakkie brigade” to support its housing delivery commitments. He said that while some emerging contractors are genuinely committed to building houses of sound and long-lasting quality, many had shown themselves to be fly-by-nights, abusing taxpayers’ money and government’s resources. 
today2 Nov 2011

Showcasing alternative building technologies

The Legacy Project was launched in Conifers, Blue Downs, in Cape Town on Mandela Day – 18th July. As well as marking Mandela Day, this housing project is intended to leave a built legacy to mark South Africa’s hosting of the International Housing and Home Warranty Conference (IHHWC) which is taking place for the first time on the African continent from 24 to 28 September at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
today15 May 2012

Concrete solutions for infrastructure and housing

Concrete and concrete products offer social, environmental, economic and other benefits in housing as well as in the development of infrastructure for human settlements. These benefits are set out in a leaflet entitled Sustainable Concrete for Human Settlements, published by the Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI).  Compared with new, sophisticated and relatively expensive alternative construction technologies, concrete remains one of the most cost-effective and durable building materials. 
today28 Jan 2011

The Housing Debate – some thoughts on the way forward

The State of Housing in SA formed the focus of the opening debate at Architecture ZA 2010 (AZA 2010), the architectural festival that was held in Johannesburg in September last year. The debate looked at the successes and challenges of South Africa’s contemporary housing strategy and how it contributes to the restructuring of South African society in economic, social and spatial terms.
today17 May 2012

The CMA House – building plans available

The Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) is offering architect-designed plans for a 40m² subsidy house, at no charge, to anyone wishing to use them. This initiative is seen by the CMA as one which, if adopted by the construction industry, will improve the quality and building productivity of subsidised housing significantly. Dubbed ‘The CMA House’, the project was officially launched by CMA director, Hamish Laing, at the South African Housing Foundation Conference in September last year.  Laing says the use of modular concrete masonry forms the backbone of The CMA House.