Formidable Woman Feature: Kara Ascott

Communicare doesn’t need just one month to celebrate its female employees! Celebrate with us as we feature our formidable women all year round! Kara Ascott, Leasing Manager gives us insight into her career journey. How to lead from behind: Lessons in property management Q.   Take us through your journey in real estate, how did it begin and how did you know this was to become your career? Kara Ascott: Leasing Manager A.   Years ago,  two partners I was in business with at the time started looking at alternative [...]

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Media Release: Communicare mourns the loss of a tenant

20 September 2021 For immediate release A fire broke out in an apartment in one of Communicare's complexes called Creswell House in Newlands on the morning of Sunday 19 September 2021. The manager of the complex called the fire department who successfully extinguished the fire. Regrettably, an 85-year-old tenant, who was found unconscious in the apartment was pronounced deceased, as attempts to resuscitate him failed. "I am devastated to learn of the passing of one of our tenants who was part of the Communicare family for many years. I extend [...]

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Formidable Woman feature: Noma-Afrika Maxwele

Noma-Afrika Maxwele, Vulamathuba Manager Communicare doesn’t need just one month to celebrate its female employees – celebrate with us as we feature our formidable women all year round! Noma-Afrika Maxwele, Vulamathuba Manager gives us insight into her career journey. Why it is so important to empower young people and prepare them as a future workforce. Practical resources for a Black Child from the township, who is ambitious & determined to succeed against all odds. Q.   You’re passionate about youth empowerment and skills development. Take us through when you [...]

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Formidable Woman Feature: Carol Procter

Women in Construction Communicare doesn't need just one month to celebrate its female employees - celebrate with us as we feature our formidable women all year round! Carol Procter, Property Development Manager gives us insight into her construction career journey. Carol Procter, Property Development Manager at Communicare Q.    Take us through your journey in construction, how did it begin and how did you know this was to become your career? A.    My father instilled in me my love of construction and technical things as I was growing [...]

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Media Release: Ruyterwacht sale campaign gathers momentum

31 August 2021 The transfer of homes to Communicare tenants in Ruyterwacht has begun after the organisation announced in March this year its intention to sell its property in the Cape Town suburb. This follows several sales campaigns since the 1980s to sell free-standing houses in Ruyterwacht and Brooklyn. Communicare has already facilitated homeownership for 1 500 former tenants. The remaining 271 houses are now being sold together with flats, group housing and townhouses. Since March, Communicare has had several community engagements to assist current tenants to purchase their properties, [...]

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Formidable Woman Feature: Kholeka Zama

As we conclude women’s month, Communicare celebrates formidable women in its ecosystem and shares their career experiences. Kholeka Zama Communicare board Chairperson, WESGRO Chief Financial Officer Q. Take us through your journey as a Chartered Accountant, how did it begin and how did you know this was to become your career? A.   I wanted to be a psychiatrist until I looked at the grade 11 biology file while in grade 9. The sheer volume and complexity intimidated me into choosing technical drawing instead. Looking at my subject choices, [...]

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Communicare makes home ownership possible in Ruyterwacht

6 March 2021 Social enterprise non-profit, Communicare will exit its operations in Ruyterwacht after 83 years of owning and managing property in the Cape Town suburb. All property in Ruyterwacht is being sold. This includes freestanding houses as well as flats, group housing, and townhouses. The momentous decision creates an opportunity for the tenants in the free-standing houses to become home-owners. Communicare is encouraging tenants of free-standing houses to purchase their properties. These houses will be sold below market value. Communicare will discount the property taking the condition of the [...]

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Communicare makes the first Ruyterwacht sale, giving a family a home

Annique Hartzenberg (29) and Adolph Wayne Meyer purchased their first home in Ruyterwacht through Communicare. Earlier this year, Communicare started a property sales campaign in Ruyterwacht, enabling their tenants to be homeowners. Annique and her partner have been tenants of Communicare for two years and wouldn’t let this opportunity miss them! She describes the purchasing process as easy and worth it. Annique said that buying a house was a dream for them, but they knew that it was a long, stressful process but, with Communicare being the middleman, everything went [...]

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Bothasig Gardens Phase 3 Opens its Doors for Applications

Bothasig Gardens Phase 3 is the latest Communicare social housing development to be officially launched to the public. This brand new collection of homes has been created with secure, convenient lifestyle in mind and will give housing access to families who are otherwise struggling to find quality housing they can afford and enjoy. To meet the criteria for application, households should earn a minimum of R 1 500 and a maximum of R 15 000 as a joint income. Single tenants are welcome if they have financial dependents living with them and [...]

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Tenants Incentive Rewards

Ever wondered how to score a discount on your monthly rental? Wonder no more: Communicare is launching the Refer-a-buddy campaign! If you are an existing tenant in good standing, we are calling on you to refer your friends to us! If your buddy applies and successfully signs a lease with us (goodfind Properties, Shared Future, and Mother City Housing Company portfolios), you get a reward. You get 50% of the value of their first month's full rental as a credit on your rent account! The campaign opens on the 1st [...]

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Building hijacking foiled at Communicare property in Bothasig after swift action (6 June)

6 June 2021 Late Friday night, 5 June 2021 Communicare received reports from tenants that the security guards at our Bothasig Gardens residential complex were being held at gunpoint while a mob of about 50 building hijackers stormed a block of apartments. The apartment Block is brand new, part of Communicare’s social housing development in which 314 new apartments are being built. The Block in question is nearly completed with new tenants expected to move in during June and July as the apartments are completed. SAPS were called after [...]

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Update – SAPS watch while illegal occupiers hijack building in Brooklyn ( 14 March 2021 )

14 March 2021 Update-SAPS watch while illegal occupiers hijack building in Brooklyn On Friday 12 March 2021 Communicare staff, security guards and tenants battled from 9pm to the early hours of Saturday morning to prevent lawful tenants from being assaulted and to secure their property from illegal occupation. All while SAPS from Maitland, Cape Town and Milnerton stood by and watched the violence unfolding without taking any action to stop the illegal activity. Communicare has experienced attempts to illegally occupy its units at Goedehoep Rental Complex in Brooklyn since [...]

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