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SA Mining Town Housing Market Overviews 2008 – 2013

The Housing Development Agency (HDA) is a national public development agency that promotes sustainable communities by making well-located land and buildings available for the development of human settlements. In setting the agenda and asserting its role in the housing continuum, the HDA realised that there was a gap in the provision of accurate and easy-to-understand information regarding the property market, particularly in previously overlooked areas such as mining towns.

The development of these housing market overviews of mining towns is a result of addressing this gap. It aims to explore and present an overview of the formal housing markets in Matjhabeng, Moqhaka, Merafong, Randfontein, Westonaria, Thabazimbi, Greater Tubatse, Elias Motsoaledi, Lephalale, Fetakgomo, eMalahleni, City of Matlosana, Mogale City, Ephraim Mogale, Steve Tshwete, Thaba Chweu, Tsantsabane, Ga-Sekgonyana, Gamagara, Kgetlengrivier, Madibeng, Moses Kotane and Rustenburg so as to change perceptions of affordable markets, and as such, expand and deliver affordable housing options within South Africa’s municipalities.

The study was undertaken over a three-month period, relying mainly on the high level indicators developed by the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa. These indicators consider the market conditions, existing market size and activity, average prices and values, market growth and lending activity in the area to support a better understanding of the opportunity and the impact of various housing policy interventions. The indicators also highlight the range of opportunities across areas to stimulate the affordable housing market in South African municipalities.

This resource is part of the Mining Towns Collection kindly sponsored by the Municipal Capability and Partnership ProgrammeAbstract based on source.


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