Sustainable building is at the top of the agenda at the Housing for Africa Forum
Hennie Botes, CEO of Moladi Construction and Dr. Amira Osman, Associate Professor of Architecture from the University of Johannesburg, feature amongst the all-star line-up of speakers at the Housing for Africa Forum taking place as part of the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo 2016.
The Housing for Africa Forum will unlock access to new building systems and technologies to reduce construction costs in Africa, and serve to familiarize local property developers with technologies being used for housing development across Africa including modular systems, high performance concrete, green building, interlocking systems, steel building, soil brick stabilisation and more.
Because housing delivery is imperative in Africa, the Housing for Africa Forum has been designed to keep pace with the latest technologies and practices for property development across Africa.
- Uganda: Currently 6 million people live in urban centres but this number will increase 40 million in the next 20 years with the potential to create a housing shortage of up to 8 million units.
- Kenya: The population of Nairobi will expand to 14 million people by 2050 which means that a minimum of 120,000 new homes must be built every year to keep pace with demand.
- Ethiopia: The Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Construction plans to construct over 700,000 condominiums during Ethiopia’s Second Growth and Transformation Plan period.
- DRC: The current housing gap in the DRC is estimated at over 3 million homes.
- South Africa: The housing backlog in South Africa has ballooned from 1.2 million units in 1994 to 2.1 million by 2014, indicative of the sheer demand for quality and affordable housing.
For more information about this forum please contact Tafadzwa Shayawabaya on [email protected] or +27 21 700 4300