Greater supply of housing for older generation crucial

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Cape Town - The shortage of housing in South Africa is dire across the board, according to Arthur Case, the CEO of Evergreen Lifestyle.

There has been a big focus on the lack of accommodation for students, largely because this has been one of the issues raised during the student protests, but many other groups are similarly affected, he points out.

“This is certainly true for the elderly. Despite the perception many people have about the high levels of violence and disease in the country impacting on life expectancy, the number of older people has increased quite dramatically in recent years, and the population group over the age of 60 is likely to double by 2050,” says Case.  

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