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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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