Social development

Cape Town refurbishes thousands of community flats

Almost 7 000 rental units in Cape Town have been refurbished, as Human Rights Month draws to a close. The city says it is investing in the maintenance of infrastructure in previously under- invested areas and in improving the lives of its more vulnerable residents.

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Non-income poverty levels drop in democratic South Africa

South Africans are generally better off today than they were in 1993, according to a new research paper that looks at non-income welfare. The paper examines public and private assets, as well as educational attainment, to understand the improvement in South Africans' well-being.

Cape Town celebrates a thousand new homeowners

Over 1 000 Pelican Park homes have been handed over to their new owners. The greenfields project is the only fully integrated housing development in Western Cape, with subsidised, gap and bonded homes. Once completed, it will have all the facilities needed to live, work and play.

Multimillion-rand renewal on the go in Khayelitsha

The City of Cape Town and its partners are focusing on uplifting the public environment of previously neglected areas to help improve safety and raise the quality of life for the residents in those areas. In Khayelitsha, more than 17 capital projects at a cost of more than R180-million have been implemented so far.

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