Cape Town News

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...
Nairobi News

Nairobi building collapse leads to demolitions

Nairobi structures to be demolished after deaths of 23 people in building collapse. Construction inspectors have condemned some 226 substandard buildings in Nairobi following the deaths of at least...
Lagos News

Lagos bans out-of-hours construction

The Lagos state government has banned construction work on weekends, public holidays and at night. The move was announced on 21 May by planning minister Toyin Ayinde, who said the law addresses the...
Accra News

Accra houses near railway to be demolished

Over 60 houses in the vicinity of the Accra-Tema railway in central-north east Accra are set to be demolished by the Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA) to make way for the development and expa...
Dar Es Salaam News

Plans to redesign Tanzanian capital

The Tanzanian capital city Dodoma is to have a radically-redrafted master plan introduced in January by an international South Korean-based engineering company Saman Corporation and Tanzanian firm Tah...
Addis Ababa News

Addis buildings to go higher

Addis Ababa city government is planning to lift a previous height restriction on commercial buildings according to the Ethiopia
Addis Ababa News

Addis buildings to go higher

Addis Ababa city government is planning to lift a previous height restriction on commercial buildings according to the Ethiopia
Nairobi News

Tatu City real estate for northeast Nairobi

The newly-launched project for Tatu City, 15 kms north east of Nairobi on the road to Thika, is billed as a model metropolis that will provide housing for 62,000 residents and includes schools, office...
Maputo News

Maputo housing project for young people

Young Mozambicans are to benefit from a subsidised housing scheme in the coastal Costa do Sol neighourhood of Maputo. The project, called Casa Jovem, is an initiative of the Joaquim Chissano Founda...
Dar Es Salaam News

New satellite cities for Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam is to get two new satellite cities as part of efforts to relieve traffic and housing pressure on the commercial capital. The local newspaper The Guardian reports that new urban areas...
Maputo News

Development project for Chamanculo C

The 26,000 residents of Maputo
Nairobi News

Kibera slum clearance begins

The government has begun moving residents from Kibera, often referred to as
Cape Town News

?Know your rights

The department of local government and housing of the Western Cape has launched a campaign to inform people of their rights and responsibilities when renting property. The organizers will use a mixtur...