Continued evidence of some diverging trends at segment level in the planning and construction phases of residential building activity.
Based on data released by Statistics South Africa, private sector-financed building activity in the South African market for new housing continued to show divergent trends in the first four months of 2019, which might be related to lags in reporting.
Levels of building activity in the South African market for new housing remained subdued in 2018, which were much in line with trends since 2010 after the economy emerged from recession in 2008/09.
Building activity in the South African market for new housing remained largely subdued in the first three quarters of 2016.
Year-on-year growth in the volume of building activity in the planning phase of the South African market for new housing remained in the low single digits in the first two months of 2016.
Unemployed young people are being trained to become building inspectors by the Coega Development Corporation (CDC).