Communicare is the oldest Social Housing Institution (SHI) in the country. Formed in 1929 to help address the housing crisis in the Western Cape, Communicare is a Non Profit Company (NPC) with the by-line “Building homes and communities”.

It’s vision is to ‘create affordable housing by creating integrated sustainable communities’. Communicare owns and manages 3400 rental units in well located areas for households earning R1 500 – R7 500 per month.

In addition to its core business managed by the Social Housing Division, the organisation has two separate property brands offering a range of accommodation options. ‘Yes Properties’ develops GAP Housing targeting middle income groups and also sells bonded properties aimed at high income earners. ‘Cape Retirement Lifestyles’ manages five Life Rights Villages providing retirement accommodation and Healthcare to pensioners. A percentage of the profit generated by these divisions is invested in a Reserve Fund to ensure the continued roll out of social housing rental stock.


Creating Integrated, Sustainable Communities

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The Numbers




Projects by Communicare

Albatros Flats Albatros Way Thornton Cape Town 81 1970
Ascot Square Cnr of Koeberg and Keurboom Street Milnerton Milnerton 20 1989
Bagatelle Crofton Street Lakeside N/A 1 1940
Boom Flats , Ruyterwacht Various Ruyterwacht Goodwood 0 1950
Boom Flats, Brooklyn Various Brooklyn Cape Town 0 1940
Bothasig Nassau Street Bothasig Cape Town 120 2011
Brooklyn Houses Various Brooklyn Cape Town 196 1940
Charles Court Corner Oak and Tamarix Avenues Thornton Cape Town 26 1968
Creswell House 3 Spring Way Rondebosch Cape Town 55 1976
Cyprus Grove Corner mimosa and Cypress Thornton Cape Town 30 1996
Dennehof Corner Denneboon and Cypress Ave Thornton Cape Town 20 1956
Dreyersdal Park Dreyersdal Road Bergvliet Cape Town 106 1979
Drommedaris Flats Cnr Stanberry Road & Koeberg Road Brooklyn Cape Town 73 1993
Elm Court 11 Rooikrans Avenue Thornton Cape Town 79 1992
Goedehoop Flats 84 Justin Street Brooklyn Cape Town 100 1977
Houses Various Ruyterwacht Goodwood 412 1950
Huis Alleyne Yeld Lenton Drive Bishop Lavis Matroosfontein 69 1980
Kent Durr Nassau Street Bothasig Milnerton 165 1994
MacMillian House Cnr Hospital and Industrial Street Hermanus Harmanus 50 1995
Mez Wallach Corner Main and Crofton Lakeside N/A 107 1987
Mimosa Flats Corner Mimosa and Poplar Thornton Cape Town 17 1972
Montclair Place Montclair Drive Mitchells Plain Mitchells Plain 72 2004
Musgrave Place Old Kendall Road Diepriver N/A 369 1995
New Drommadaris Cnr Stanberry Road & Koeberg Road Rugby Cape Town 219 2011
Notwood Gardens Houses Various Ruyterwacht Goodwood 54
Old Age Cottages Various Brooklyn Cape Town 0 1940
Old Age Cottages and rooms Various Ruyterwacht Goodwood 0 1950
Range Court Corner Range and Pieke Thornton Cape Town 38 1981
Reyger Court Corner Kings and Fenwick Street Brooklyn Cape Town 240 1991
Riverside Flats Corner Ficus and Tamarix Thornton Goodwood 48 1957
Riverton Mews House Various Ruyterwacht Goodwood 42
Rosehaven Place Queen Street Durbanville Durbanville 58 1991
Sakabula Flats Sakabula circle Ruyterwacht Goodwood 60 1986
Sawas House Clover Road Pinelands Cape Town 54 1946
Straton Court Durban Road Wynberg Cape Town 73 1976
Te Waterhof Corner Ficus and Oak Avenues Thornton Cape Town 30 1968
Viking Court Corner Sipres and Tecoma Thornton Cape Town 28 1962
Wellesley Court Corner Durban and Londsdale Road Wynberg Cape Town 59 1957
Welverdiend Flats Rouwkoop Road Rondebosch Cape Town 115 1951
Yates Lodge 29 Main Road Muizenberg Muizenberg 10 1941
Zorgvliet Flats Steenbras Street Brooklyn Cape Town 30 1950


Building Together


Collectively, our membership owns and/or manages approximately 30 000 units throughout the country.