Project Purpose and Target
The Lufhereng Mega Housing Project was  initiated by the City of Johannesburg as a large scale, mixed income, mixed typology and mixed tenure housing development.
The fully subsidized housing stock is targeted at the 1996/97 waiting list for Greater Soweto and the relocation of persons and families from targeted informal settlements.
Project Scope: The final scope of the Lufhereng project is expected to be over 30 000 housing opportunities. These will be developed in multiple phases over a period of nine years. A total of 10 697 units already built in Lufhereng Proper, Ext 1, Ext 5 and Ext 6. The total project yield is estimated at:
  • Fully subsidized units (RDP and High Density – 12 200 units)
  • Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Program (FLISP) – 4 200 units
  • Social Housing – 7 750 units
  • Fully bonded units – 6 750 units
  • 18 Educational facilities
  • Commercial Development (Retail, offices, filling stations etc.) 420 000 m²
  • Parks, recreational sites, Sport Centers etc. – 216 000 m²
  • Urban Agriculture – 940 000 m²
Housing Products: Housing products planned for Lufhereng include fully subsidized housing for the poorest in the community, affordable housing for other lower income households, and middle to high income bonded housing stock for the open housing market. Affordable, middle and high income housing demand is expected to constitute around 50% of the total development. Affordable housing will take the form of both freehold and rental housing stock under the institutional subsidy programme.