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    News Item | 22 June 2018

FSD Africa invests £1.6 million in African housing finance

SSA | Housing finance | Investments

FSD Africa announces that it is to acquire a 25% shareholding in Sofala Capital Pty Limited, a housing finance catalyst based in Cape Town, South Africa.  The £1.6 million investment will help Sofala scale up its provision of construction mortgages in both Zambia and...

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    Document | October 2015 | Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa

2015 Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook

SSA | Housing finance

This 2015 edition is the sixth of the Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook. The Yearbook is intended to provide housing finance practitioners, investors, developers, researchers and government officials with a current update of practice and developments in housing finance...

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    Call for Proposal
    28 September 2015

Understanding and Tracking Housing Costs across Africa

SSA | Housing finance

The Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa is looking to appoint a service provider for an exciting project. The aim of this project is to explore the cost of a basic, entry-level house across different countries in Africa, and to understand what drives cost...

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    Blog post | 7 April 2015 | Michael Kihato

What is a micro-mortgage?

Kenya | Tanzania | Uganda | Zambia | Agriculture / rural finance | Housing finance

Micro-mortgages are defined as “housing loans of long duration (generally ten years or more) that exhibit all characteristics of traditional mortgage loans (long repayment period, house as collateral for the loan, ability to foreclose and sell the house in case of...

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    Document | April 2011 | Thorsten Beck, Samuel Munzele Maimbo, Issa Faye, Thouraya Triki

Financing Africa through the Crisis and Beyond

SSA | Agriculture / rural finance | Capital markets | Digital finance services | Housing finance | Insurance | Payments | Pensions | Savings | SME finance

Financing Africa through the Crisis and Beyond

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    Document | September 2016 | The Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF)

A review of some of Africa’s housing finance markets

Housing finance

Overview Across Africa, the residential investment opportunity is increasingly driving conversations about economic growth. While the definition of who is middle class and how many such households there are continue, the fact of Africa’s rising population and rapid...

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