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Developers to play key role in providing low-cost housing ->Emirates Business 24|7

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Developers to play key role in providing low-cost housing ->Emirates Business 247

JUNAID: There is an influx of immigrants in the country, and most of them fall in the middle-income segment.
These people need houses and availability of easy mortgages will fuel growth.

JAVAHERI: Absolutely, there is demand for such housing as supply is absolutely non-existent.

There is a great deal of business potential out there that can be capitalised on.

SHROFF: There is a huge demand for affordable housing worldwide. And a section of population in every part of the world needs low-cost housing.

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ABSA to provide 100,000 low cost homes by 2010 - South Africa - The Good News

ABSA to provide 100,000 low cost homes by 2010 - South Africa - The Good News: "Steve Booysen"

Monday, 02 April 2007
ABSA has committed R2.6 billion to provide 100,000 low cost homes in South Africa by 2010.
Speaking at the handing over of more than 200 government subsidised houses, ABSA Chief Executive Officer Steve Booysen said the R2.6 billion was the bank's contribution towards sustainable human settlements for the nation.
"By 2010, ABSA will be involved in 100,000 homes in collaboration and consultation with the national housing ministry, provincial governments and local governments.
"We will have at least one project for every province and two to three projects for every metro," he said.
The bank is doing this to ensure every family in South Africa has security of place where they can establish their roots and from which create a better life, said Booysen.
"We know that a South Africa where every family has a real home, savings in the bank for a rainy …

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Bill Gates Issues Call For Kinder Capitalism - WSJ.com

Bill Gates Issues Call For Kinder Capitalism - WSJ.com

Free enterprise has been good to Bill Gates. But today, the Microsoft Corp. chairman will call for a revision of capitalism.
In a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the software tycoon plans to call for a "creative capitalism" that uses market forces to address poor-country needs that he feels are being ignored.

In particular, he said, he's troubled that advances in technology, health care and education tend to help the rich and bypass the poor. "The rate of improvement for the third that is better off is pretty rapid," he said. "The part that's unsatisfactory is for the bottom third -- two billion of six billion."

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Maslow's hierarchy of needs is often depicted as a pyramid consisting of five levels: the four lower levels are grouped together as being associated with physiological needs…

The Herald Online **News**

The Herald Online **News**

Political interference, poor planning and inadequate skills have resulted in the metro being faced with a major housing crisis
THE DA is deeply concerned with the ANC’s dismal record of housing delivery for the poor in the metro, as well as the standard of low-income housing being delivered to metro citizens.
The DA has received a disturbing increase in complaints from affected communities and individuals, yet attempts by the DA to debate these problems at committee level have been blocked by the ANC.
It is regrettable that the NMMM has, over the past five years, done little to meet the housing expectations of its citizens, and the municipal waiting list for people requiring housing is in a shambles. Housing, when available, appears to be allocated in an ad hoc manner, and the sophisticated computerised housing waiting list of the former Port Elizabeth Municipality appears to have been “lost”.
This list consisted of some 25 000 families of all races. Some of thes…