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East African Business Week - New technology offers cheaper housing costs

Daily Kos: Katrina Victims: What's Your Proposal To Help Them?

Govt looks for skilled white South Africans : Mail & Guardian Online

Govt looks for skilled white South Africans : Mail & Guardian Online: "The government is looking for skilled white South Africans at home and abroad to help implement its accelerated growth plan, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday.

Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka told the newspaper that the government has 'messed up' communicating its affirmative-action policy, and insisted that South Africans -- including whites who took retrenchment packages to make way for transformation -- will be the first recruits in an organised search for talent to drive the country's infrastructure programme.

This was in a wide-ranging interview with the newspaper, where she also promised to remove logjams holding back development.

'In South Africa, there is no room for an eight-to-four civil servant. The stakes are too high, the needs are too great,' she said.

The deputy president urged private-sector companies battling for approval to import critical skills to give her …

Rodneyhayter.com - KwaZulu Natals Premier Property News Website

Housing for the Poor | NextBillion.net - Development Through Enterprise

Daily Kos: Katrina Victims: What's Your Proposal To Help Them?

eProp - Your Commercial Property MarketPlace

Business Day - News Worth Knowing

sundaytimes.co.za :: Home of the Sunday Times :: South Africa's best selling newspaper ::

A Community Guide To Basic And Cost-Saving Construction In The American Southwest

Affordable

--- Cities Network: Big plans being laid to house the poor ---

Business Report - Sisulu sets her sights on retail sector

The Reconstruction and Development Programme

Oswaldo de Rivero: debunking the myths of development

abraham maslow's hierarchy of needs

BuaNews Online homepage

BuaNews Online homepage

BuaNews Online homepage

eProp - Your Commercial Property MarketPlace

Statement on Western Cape housing backlog

Low Cost Housing moladi

REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN SHACKS BY THE USE OF LOW-COST INSULATION

THE ROLE OF THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF HOUSES IN STRATEGIC RDSM PLANNING

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Chris Johnson gives an insight into modern housing production: Extract from 'Homes dot com'. - On Line Opinion - 14/10/2004

Chris Johnson gives an insight into modern housing production: Extract from 'Homes dot com'. - On Line Opinion - 14/10/2004

Production line technology for housing - Chris Johnson - 2004
The house and the car are the two biggest purchases of most Australians. They are produced in vast numbers with ever changing styles. But the construction of the house remains as an arts and craft activity compared to the modern production processes for the car. Around the world this is changing as computer technology has opened up the design dream of using mass-production techniques to produce not endless copies of the same object, but diverse variations.

Look at the Holden production line in Elizabeth, Australia. Holden is capturing a new international market - it is not to be the world’s biggest, it is to be the best niche international supplier. Holden has used expertise to design special vehicles like the Commodore, which is built as one of only two rear-wheel drive platforms made by the com…

What is Lean Construction

SABCnews.com - south_africa/land_affairs

Making up for housing backlog -DAWN - Business; 2 May 2005

Rules of Success. #1: Sweat Equity is the best equity! - Blog Maverick - www.blogmaverick.com _

Rules of Success. #1: Sweat Equity is the best equity! - Blog Maverick - www.blogmaverick.com _: "I remember the foundation for each of my businesses. MicroSolutions was very simple. To use microcomputers and software to help our customers become more productive, profitable and gain a competitive advantage. "

The Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Construction Sector and implications for the housing policy

A New Housing Policy and Strategy for South Africa

South Africa

CorpWatch:�ANC Privatizations Fail to Deliver in South Africa

New building method brings homes to the market in little time - 4/23/05

Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Government to free up land for low cost housing

Building the future - World Economic Forum

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Building the future - World Economic Forum

eProp - Your Commercial Property MarketPlace

The Herald Online **News**

UNIDO - The International Centre for Materials Technology Promotion (ICM)

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UNIDO - The International Centre for Materials Technology Promotion (ICM)
Keywords - UNIDO - The International Centre for Materials Technology Promotion (ICM), moladi, World Economic Forum, construction techniques, formwork system, 

UNIDO - South - South Low Cost - High Impact building materials technology transfer

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Creamer Media's Engineering News Online, South African Industry News :: Construction

Creamer Media's Engineering News Online, South African Industry News :: Construction

Mthembi-Mahanyele: Launch of energy efficient low-cost housing project

Housing Code Contents

A Real Estate Boomlet in Latin America - Knowledge@Wharton

Housing for sardines? : Mail & Guardian Online

Servcon shuts up shop : Mail & Guardian Online

Soweto's saviours from the cold : Mail & Guardian Online

Document

Housing scandal man advising Sisulu : Mail & Guardian Online

Department Budget: public hearings - 12 April 2005

Department Budget: public hearings - 13 April 2005

Concrete Homes - Newsletter

PCA - Concrete Homes

FORM DESIGN

Agrement Certificate Information

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||:: Long wait for houses over ::||

Construction contributes 7% to GDP

Sisulu looks to private sector in affordable housing bid

The Herald Online **News**

AHI: South Africa

KnowledgePlex: Article: South Africa; Quick-Fixes Will Not Ease Cape's Housing Crisis

Poor vs poor in housing crisis : Mail & Guardian Online

AHI: South Africa: Poor vs. poor in housing crisis

Water penetration in face brick walls

moladi SABS Test Results

Concrete Construction: Formwork for self-consolidating concrete: there are many good reasons to use SCC�but some cautions are necessary

The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid

The Buildaid Portal - Call For Building Cost Caution: By PropertNews

Business Day - News Worth Knowing

Low-Cost Housing

The Buildaid Portal - New home supply not keeping up with demand

Launch of Blog

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TSUNAMI EMERGENCY RELIEF HOUSING CONSTRUCTION

TSUNAMI EMERGENCY RELIEF HOUSING CONSTRUCTION

Low construction cost building sytem - moladi

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce moladi as a solution to the slow delivery of inferior low cost housing as well as addressing the crucial shortage of skills.

Government urged to act on housing

The government has created a window of opportunity for the provision of up to two million affordable homes a year and should grasp it to alleviate the housing shortage, says Stuart Chait, CEO of Cape-based financiers Property Partners. "Falling inflation and interest rates and foreign willingness to invest have opened this window," says Chait. He says foreign investors have renewed confidence in South Africa's political and financial management and are looking for low-risk investment opportunities in the country. They would be eager to finance government housing development for 10 or 20 years at low, fixed interest rates.


Traditionally bricks or blocks are moulded in a small mould and then laboriously stacked by an artisan, sandwiched with mortar, chopping it to p…