Louisar House in the south-eastern part of Johannesburg’s CBD is like an oasis in the middle of the rough inner city. Financed by TUHF (www.tuhf.co.za), the building is nicely refurbished and well maintained. Playground on the roof. Clean, quiet hallways. A common room with free WiFi. Functioning new lift. Rents
This formal sectional title in Ethipoia is a prime example of the rapid development and urbanisation happening across the country. To meet this demand, the government has engaged in ambitious urbanisation programme, financing the construction and purchase of housing with its Integrated Housing Development Program (IHDP). This is an attempt
#housesofafrica About 70% of households in #Mozambique ’s capital city, #Maputo , live in informal housing with poor access to services - even in the inner city. A project in Poland Canico A, an area less than 3km from the city centre is trying to address this with an innovative land value
#housesofafrica These 3-bedroom flats, “Namungoona Apartments” in Kampala, Uganda, go for about $300 per month rental - much less than the estimated $1000 per month in bond costs that a buyer of a comparable $80,000 3-bedroom flat would have to pay. The cost of housing in Kampala is among the
#housesofafrica Much of the housing in Uganda’s capital city, Kampala, is self built, with home made bricks baked in the sun. The cost of housing in Uganda is particularly high, with land and infrastructure standing out as the main cost items. Throughout the city, homes like this one are without
#housesofafrica#tanzania with almost 70% of employees earning $140 a month, majority of people finance thier homes through loans (at an average of 11.5%) and household savings.