Time for an Open Data Revolution in Affordable Housing in South Africa

Some of CAHF’s work around data can be found under our Monitoring Sector Performance theme.

A number of regulators and quasi regulatory bodies collect and publish a range of datasets relating to housing and housing finance in South Africa. This paper reviews data pertaining to the so-­called FSC market in South Africa. It explores some initial thoughts as to what data we might want to see in order to support the development of an ‘inclusive’ housing finance sector, with a particular, although not exclusive focus on mortgages and calls for a more open, strategic approach. It takes as its starting point the Financial Sector Charter.

This paper was prepared for the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa with support from the National Housing Finance Corporation.

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