The City has agreed to include affordable housing in all its future private housing developments. This comes as a victory to housing law advocacy group Ndifuna Ukwazi also managed to reach a settlement with the City over the Vogue development on the Foreshore.
Ndifuna Ukwazi submitted court papers in September last year to have the approval set aside or reviewed. The group’s attorney, Jonty Cogger says that the City had confirmed that it has the powers to impose inclusionary housing conditions and that it confirmed that it is developing a policy.
The Western Cape Property Development Forum Chairperson Deon Van Zyl says that many developments have been stalled by Ndifuna Ukwazi and the processes have not improved, affecting job creation and the economy.