As part of the Community of Practice (COP) for Human Settlements Finance, two sessions were held with South African metros in November 2020. The purpose of the sessions was to share the findings of individual reports on the residential property markets of the eight metros, recently published by CAHF. The reports detail trends in new and resale markets in each metro, with a focus on government-subsidised housing and the broader affordable housing sector. In addition, the sessions included an interactive session to guide participants in how to use the online Citymark dashboards available on CAHF’s website to enable metro officials to engage with and explore the deeds data themselves.
The COP is a joint initiative of CAHF, the Cities Support Programme of National Treasury, and SALGA and was established in 2019 as a regular platform intended to address issues of housing finance, spatial planning and housing development in cities. The purpose of the Community of Practice on Human Settlements Finance is to provide a knowledge-sharing platform for research on residential property markets and the built environment finance framework.
The 3rd COP was split into two sessions: one for coastal metros (Cape Town, eThekwini, Buffalo City and Nelson Mandela Bay) on 20 November 2020, and the second for inland metros (Mangaung, Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni) on 26 November. Over 30 participants joined each of the two online meetings, including metro officials, and representatives from National Treasury, the National Department of Human Settlements and NGOs. The presentations from the sessions can be downloaded below.Coastal metros presentation Inland metros presentation