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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Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

Ekurhuleni has designated and had approved two Urban Development Zones, one in Kempton Park, which sits quite close to the centre of the CBD, and the second one in Germiston. (see maps below). These two UDZs fit into Ekurhuleni's overall IDP for the metro.

References and Resources

  • Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, 2005: 2005/2006 IDP, Reference Link
  • Government Gazette, 2005: Government Gazette, Vol. 480, No. 27656, 6th June 2005, Reference Link

Zone Map


For more information on these areas contact the SHF resource centre
View Local Municipality Urban Development Zones