SA Affordable Housing July / August 2018 // Issue: 71 - Page 3

JULY - AUGUST 2018 Issue: 71 14 SA Affordable Housing Providing positive, innovative, cost-effective solutions for South Africa’s housing back log for the missing middle PUBLISHED BY INTERACT MEDIA DEFINED (PTY) LTD Tel: +27 (0) 861 727 663 Fax: +27 (0) 866 991 346 Email: Postnet Suite 241 Private Bag X103 N1 City 7463 MANAGING DIRECTOR Richard Bicker Caarten CONTENT MANAGER Benjamin Brits OPERATIONS MANAGER Chantelle van Deventer EDITOR Cherry Ellis CONTENTS 2 EDITOR’S COLUMN 4 NEWS -- Law tightened for sectional title levy defaulters 6 NEWS -- Cape Town’s R850m upgrade 8 ASSOCIATIONS -- Principal agents make or break projects SUB EDITOR Tina Heron ADVERTISING Angeline Martin PROCESS COORDINATOR Lebo Bucibo LAYOUT & DESIGN Trevor Reid 10 ASSOCIATIONS -- Plastic pipe body insists on high manufacturing standards 12 EXHIBITIONS -- African Construction and Totally Concrete a huge success 14 COVER STORY -- Is sustainability affordable in low-cost residential housing? DISTRIBUTION & SUBSCRIPTIONS Kristin Long 17 FEATURES -- Women are raking in construction accolades COPYRIGHT & DISCLAIMER 24 FEATURES -- Dealing with apartheid spatial planning 26 PROJECTS -- Affordable Tirong Estate launched in Joburg 30 HOUSING MATTERS -- Providing sustainable housing using geospatial tech 31 PRODUCTS 32 BRAND LISTINGS While every reasonable precaution has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the advice and information given, neither the editor, publisher, proprietor, staff, nor any official body represented or published in this issue, will accept responsibility for any damages, loss, injuries or false claims that may arise or be made in the content. We subscribe to the Codes of Conduct of the Advertising Standards Authority and the Press Ombudsman (see below). Disclaimers by individual companies are hereby overridden by this disclaimer. Reproduction of any of the content is expressly forbidden in terms of the Copyright Act of 1987 with all amendments. All requests to reproduce must be made in writing to the publisher and such confirmation must be given in writing before proceeding. A copy of where the reproduction was published must be supplied to the publisher at the above address. No reasonable request will be refused provided all conditions are met. PRESS OMBUDSMAN: This publication has committed itself to maintain the highest standards of journalism as embodied in the Press Code of Professional Practice. If you believe we have failed to report news and comment accurately, honestly and fairly, you may lodge a complaint with the Press Ombudsman either by email, fax or letter, or by telephoning the office for the procedure to be followed. Tel: +27 (0) 11 484 3612/8 | Fax: +27 (0) 11 484 3612/8 Email: Website: for the press code This publication subscribes to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) Code of Conduct which represents truthful advertising. Should any reader feel or believe that advertising in this publication lacks substantiation, is dishonest or misleading in any way, they may refer to the ASA, 4 CONNECT WITH US 26 CONTROLLED FREE CIRCULATION 3202 ABC PERIOD JUL-DEC 2017, 2344 AFFORDABLE SA HOUSING JULY - AUGUST 2018 1