New plan to give middle class cheap home loans

July 21, 2008,AEDT

Kenyans who earn at least Sh40, 000 a month, who are also considered to be the majority of the emerging middle class, could soon have the chance to get a loan to buy a house in a decent part of Nairobi. The Government has over the decades failed to make | Read More Africa: Environment Ministers Launch ‘Environment Atlas’

July 2, 2008,AEDT

African ministers of environment recently launched the Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment, which shows a rapidly changing landscape, prominent of which is the disappearance of glaciers on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and the Ruwenzori Mountains on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda. SOURCE: | Read More

Poor planning in towns and cities fuels street hawkers – Tanzania

June 30, 2008,AEDT

Urban authorities which have failed to allocate special trading areas for petty traders in most towns and cities in the country are to blame for the endless quarrels between street hawkers known as machingas and local government officials. But poverty has also been fueling the increase of street hawkers as | Read More

Students Win 2010 Landscape Design Competition

May 18, 2008,AEDT

Two students have won the 2010 Green Goal Mouille Point Student Landscape Design competition for designing a safe, spacious and aesthetic inner city park and recreation area head of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. This comes after landscape design and architectural students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and | Read More

Winners of 2010 Design Competition to Be Announced

May 10, 2008,AEDT

The City of Cape Town will on Thursday announce the winners of its 2010 Green Goal Mouille Point Student Landscape Design Competition. As a one of the host cities of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the city will announce the winners of the competition on Thursday at the Cape Town | Read More

Urban forest grows in Soweto

April 15, 2008,AEDT

The target is to plant 200 000 trees in dry and dusty Soweto by the end of the year. Already well on the way, City Parks has a number of tree-planting projects on the go. WITH thousands more trees being planted in the dusty, denuded areas of Soweto, this area | Read More

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