30 Oct Heather Maxwell
Heather studied architecture at the University of KwaZulu Natal, before working for a Durban based housing NGO, the Built Environment Support Group. She then joined the Cato Manor Development Association (CMDA), an eThekwini Metro area based programme which focused on redressing spatial inequality in a historic central part of the city. She managed CMDA’s housing programme across informal settlement upgrading initiatives, incremental housing programmes and credit linked affordable housing. Heather is the chief executive officer of Sohco, a non-profit social housing organisation with developments in three South African coastal cities, Durban, Buffalo City and Cape Town. Sohco develops and manages well located affordable rental accommodation in partnership with local government in its areas of operation.