In late September, Illana Melzer, founder and engagement manager at 71point4, presented at the RMB Morgan Stanley Big Five Investor Conference in Cape Town. Illana joined a list of esteemed keynote speakers including Professor Jonathan Jansen, Judge Johann Kriegler and Stephan Grootes who presented to leading local and international investors on key aspects related to South Africa’s economy and future development prospects.Drawing on her extensive work in South Africa’s housing market, Illana’s presentation focused on the key trends in the access to and delivery of affordable housing in South Africa and the performance of the market both in terms of property values and mortgage loan performance. Illana also spoke about the current constraints in the affordable property market and how we, 71point4, and the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) are trying to alleviate some of these constraints through our work with the Transaction Support Centre.
The full presentation can be viewed below. If you would like to receive a copy of the presentation or discuss any of the insights, contact Illana at firstname.lastname@example.org