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City of Cape Town Announces Plan for Affordable Housing

Affordable housing is a big issue in Cape Town.

Affordable housing in Cape Town is an ongoing issue, and one that is a hot topic of discussion. The city’s legacy of apartheid still haunts it.

Middle class people can’t afford to live in the CBD, as it’s the third most expensive city in terms of property. Organizations, such as Reclaim The City, have been fighting for affordable housing in the city for a long time.

This week, the City of Cape Town municipality announced it had earmarked land it will make available for the private sector to build affordable housing within a 5km radius from the CBD. The land is in areas such as Woodstock, Salt River and the inner city.

“Building inclusive communities through reversing the spatial legacy of apartheid is a key priority of this government. South African cities should break with the past where our urban form is defined by poorer families living on the fringes‚” Brett Herron‚ the City of Cape Town mayoral committee member for transport and urban development, was quoted as saying by IOL.

You can view pictures of the areas where affordable housing will be built, here.

Featured image by Ashraf Hendricks via GroundUp.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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