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Huge Soweto housing project under way

Living standards improve in South Africa

Living standards in South Africa have improved significantly over the past two decades on all possible measures, such as access to housing, electricity, clean water and sanitation. The data in the Institute of Race Relation's South Africa Survey 2016 "show the relative success of the government's service delivery efforts".

Anti-corruption courses in African business schools could help end graft

Education could be a valuable weapon in Africa's fight against corruption. Three business schools - in Nigeria, Tanzania and South Africa - already offer anti-graft coursework, and the results are positive.

Cape Town refurbishes thousands of community flats

Cape Town refurbishes thousands of community flats

Almost 7 000 rental units in Cape Town have been refurbished, as Human Rights Month draws to a close. The city says it is investing in the maintenance of infrastructure in previously under- invested areas and in improving the lives of its more vulnerable residents.
Women's Month gets under way

Women’s Month gets under way

South Africa's national Women's Month, which got under way on Thursday, will see the launch of a new women's housing project, a new mobile application for pregnant women, and the start of construction on a centre of remembrance for Sara Baartman.
Township renewal project extended

Gauteng townships set for a major facelift

The townships in South Africa's Gauteng province are set for a major facelift, with the provincial government budgeting R4.4-billion over the next five years for building more houses, improving their quality and eradicating corruption around their allocation.
Volunteer builders make it a Mandela Week

Volunteer builders make it a Mandela Week

Over 750 volunteers gathered in Pelican Park in Cape Town on Monday morning for the start of International Nelson Mandela Build Week. The goal: to build at least 67 houses in one week, to be handed over to their new owners on Nelson Mandela Day.

Mandela Day: 67 houses in one week

67 houses in one week - this is the target that's been set for International Nelson Mandela Build Week, an ambitious project that will run from 14 to 18 July in Pelican Park in the Western Cape.

Housing children in need

Mercy Senyatsi is an ordinary South African doing something extraordinary; she homes school pupils who need care and loving consistency.

A brand-new city is being built outside Durban

First there were the dreary little boxes of RDP houses. Then there came the growing recognition that it's not just houses that need to be built; communities and places where people actually want to live are required. And Cornubia is one of the first communities to come out of the Breaking New Ground policy.

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