Sunday, October 30, 2005

Housing Crisis - SA

Govt struggling to cope with housing demand - Minister Lindiwe Sisulu
Business Day, South Africa - Oct 14, 2005

Sisulu appealed to the private sector and construction companies to help the government solve the housing crisis. M&G

"We are putting together a housing code so that we can apply a uniform standard and are going to have a 'living-worthy certificate'.

She rejected the idea of turning dagga plants into bricks as a cheaper alternative to building materials. "It's a very cooling method of building a house [& thus energy efficient], but not what we advocate."

We see the benefit in advocating a lesser city footprint on the planet and building green, carbon efficient, fire, water proof - home at a third the price a logical step in human habitat development. As is demonstrated in World Urban Forums, and HERE

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