SA Affordable Housing November - December 2018 // Issue: 73 - Page 3

NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2018 ISSUE: 73 SA Affordable Housing Providing positive, innovative, cost-effective solutions for South Africa’s housing back log for the missing middle 18 PUBLISHED BY INTERACT MEDIA DEFINED (PTY) LTD Tel: +27 (0) 861 727 663 Fax: +27 (0) 866 991 346 Email: admin@interactmedia.co.za www.saaffordablehousing.co.za Postnet Suite 241 Private Bag X103 N1 City 7463 MANAGING DIRECTOR Richard Bicker Caarten richard@interactmedia.co.za CONTENT MANAGER Benjamin Brits benjamin@interactmedia.co.za SENIOR WRITER Warren Robertson warren@interactmedia.co.za CONTENTS CONTRIBUTORS Candace King Dineo Phoshoko OPERATIONS MANAGER Chantelle van Deventer chantellevd@interactmedia.co.za MANAGING EDITOR Benjamin Brits benjamin@interactmedia.co.za SUB EDITOR Tina Heron tina@interactmedia.co.za 2 EDITOR’S COLUMN 3 NEWS - Massive stormwater channel in Paarl, W Cape 5 NEWS - 6 000 affordable rental units earmarked for Parow 6 NEWS - On a (ceiling) roll in SA 8 NEWS - Injecting new life into concrete retaining block market 10 NEWS - Divercity fund offers social benefits 12 ASSOCIATIONS - Promoting a more sustainable industry 14 COVER - Breaking through the boundaries of affordable housing DISTRIBUTION & SUBSCRIPTIONS Kristin Long kristin@interactmedia.co.za 17 EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS - Leroy Merlin launches first African store COPYRIGHT & DISCLAIMER 18 FEATURES - Green pod homes: providing an alternative solution 21 FEATURES - Oh location, location, location 23 PROJECTS - New benchmark with launch of Basil Read Homes 25 PROJECTS - Struggle icon’s social housing village 29 PERSONALITY PROFILE - A success story for an energetic entrepreneur 31 PRODUCTS 32 BRAND LISTINGS ADVERTISING Angeline Martin angie@interactmedia.co.za PROCESS COORDINATOR Lebo Bucibo lebo@interactmedia.co.za LAYOUT & DESIGN Glyniss Bone glyniss@interactmedia.co.za 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: pressombudsman@ombudsman.org.za berylh@ombudsman.org.za Website: www.ombudsman.org.za 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, www.asasa.org.za. CONNECT WITH US www.SAAffordableHousing.co.za CONTROLLED FREE CIRCULATION 2282 ABC PERIOD JAN – JUN 2018 NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2018 1