Low-cost Housing Development | Town Planning Development

The Standard for Low-Cost Housing Development
April 7, 2023

GIC is Committed to Breaking Down Barriers Through Low-cost Housing Development

GIC plays a vital role in changing lives and building a brighter future for the country by providing low-cost housing development to those most in need. South Africa is breathtaking, alive with a wealth of natural resources, a melting pot of vibrant cultures, and spectacular landscapes. As with any country, however, there are a few challenges. A few key obstacles include pervasive poverty, inequality, and a dire shortage of affordable housing. This is where the transformative efforts of infrastructure specialists like Gap Infrastructure Corporation come into the picture. Our goal is to promote social and economic well-being through our services, including low-cost housing development, and we take pride in this nation-building mission.

How GIC Sets the Standard for Low-Cost Housing Development in South Africa

South Africa is home to around 60,6 million citizens, and for many families, surviving is a daily struggle. As of mid-2022, the number of informal settlements in South Africa was over the 2 700 mark, with a staggering majority situated in precarious areas susceptible to housing emergencies. These settlements are often deprived of fundamental amenities like clean, running water, electricity, and sanitation, which exacerbates the already dire living conditions. Unfortunately, many others have no choice but to pay high rental rates for accommodation far below basic living standards, making it nearly impossible to afford other necessities such as food, education, and healthcare. The Department of Human Settlements is on a mission to help provinces and municipalities significantly boost informal settlements through their National Upgrading Support Programme. This programme is all about improving living conditions by providing secure tenure, reliable water and sanitation, and better access to social services. Infrastructure development companies like GIC play an invaluable role in making it happen, and we happily take up the commitment.

Key Services that Build Sustainable Living Spaces

We firmly believe affordable housing should be more than just a roof over someone’s head – it is a home that provides safety, comfort, and a healthy living environment. Our approach to low-cost housing development is grounded in the principles of sustainability and innovation. We specialise in town planning services that help create well-designed and accessible living spaces tailored to meet the needs of the communities in which we operate. Our team of experts boasts years of experience developing high-quality, affordable housing solutions, and we’re committed to using our expertise to drive positive change.

Partner with Gap Infrastructure Corporation

Developing low-cost housing is an essential initial step in transforming informal settlements and enhancing the livelihoods of disadvantaged communities. At GIC, we take an integrated approach to community development by creating and maintaining sustainable infrastructure. This is why, over the last few years, GIC has been a driving force in completing thousands of full title stands and numerous low-cost housing development projects. Our primary focus is working under the government’s mandate to create sustainable human settlements that will enhance the quality of life for all. If you wish to learn more about our projects or are interested in partnering with us, reach out to us today.

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