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Housing Explainer Video

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Description

Housing explainer video for the government.

Vocal Characteristics

Language

English

Voice Age

Middle Aged (35-54)

Accents

South African, South African (Zimbabwean), African (General)

Transcript

Note: Transcripts are generated using speech recognition software and may contain errors.
25 years into Democracy South Africa's cities are still deeply segregated, and while government has provided millions of free houses, they have mostly been built in peripheral locations, reinforcing spatial apartheid. Many people don't qualify for these homes because they earn too much, but they also can't afford to live in better areas. The result precious time and income gets spent on transport costs and people are trapped in poverty. This is why the Western Cape Government is drafting an inclusionary housing policy framework which aims to enable affordable housing opportunities in well located areas. It won't solve the whole problem, but it's an important piece of the housing puzzle. One of the ways inclusionary housing works is by granting extra rights to developments in certain locations, meaning that they can build more units in exchange, they are obliged to make a contribution to affordable housing. The provincial document sets guidelines for municipalities to draft their own policies. Each one will differ, but the principles will remain the same. The ultimate goal is to make it easier for people who earn less to live in good locations, including workers who keep our cities running because of this, it's really important to lobby your municipality to develop the local policy and to give input when it gets drafted together, we can change our cities for the better