Cape Town creates affordable housing

Cape Town has identified ten sites to be developed for affordable housing following months of pressure from social housing activists.

The ten sites are located mainly in the city centre as well as in the inner city suburbs of Woodstock and Salt River. 

The city says that the developments are designed to reverse "apartheid spatial planning", a term used to characterise the reality of residents being forced to live far from economic opportunities.

The move has been welcomed by Reclaim the City activists who describe it as a "win for affordable housing."