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September 12, 2013 by Kecia Rust | 4 Comments
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Africa is growing through its cities. And every day, as people flock to urban centres in search of opportunity and change, the demand for housing grows. With an annual urbanisation rate of 3.5% over the past two decades, Africa’s cities are the fastest growing in the developing world. Currently, about 40% of the continent’s one billion people live in cities and towns; and it is estimated that in the next few years, some African cities will be home to as much as 85% of their country’s population. Difficult to contemplate in the abstract, these numbers have a very local feel….

May 16, 2013 by Kecia Rust | 2 Comments
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This interview was taken during the Africa Urban Infrastructure Summit in April 2013.  

May 16, 2013 by Kecia Rust | 91 Comments
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When the President announced the new FLISP (Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme) in his 2012 State of the Nation Address, the groundswell of interest and enthusiasm for this subsidy was not anticipated. Since then, this website has been inundated with requests for information, people asking whether they qualify and for how much, arguing that they are in that “gap” market, too rich to qualify for the RDP subsidy, and too poor to afford the cheapest newly built house available on the market. While the FLISP subsidy has already helped some people – the President announced in this year’s State of…