Social Housing is a rental or co-operative housing option which requires institutionalised management which is provided by accredited SHIs or in accredited social housing projects in designated restructuring zones.

Brickfields Legae


Social housing provides good quality rental accommodation for the upper end of the low income market (R1500 - R15 000). With the primary objective of urban restructuring, creating substainable human settlements.

Tribunal Gardens


Housing is not just about building is also about transforming our residential areas and building communities.


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City of Cape Town

Cape Town could only designate two UDZs with a total of 630 ha (see maps below). The UDZ tax incentive will only allow for the improvement of an existing building where the structural exterior framework is preserved and for new buildings and all other extensions

References and Resources

  • City of Cape Town, 2004: Urban development Zones and the Tax Incentive, City of Cape Town, September 2004.
  • City of Cape Town, 2005: 2005/6 IDPs, Reference Link
  • CNdV Africa, 2005: Western Cape Provincial Spatial Development Framework, Reference Link
  • Government Gazette, 2004: Government Gazette, Vol.472, No.26866, 14th October 2004. Reference Link

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