Welcome to Toro Ya Africa

To Improve every South African’s living conditions, One House at a Time

Inspired by the dream of improving living conditions for the poor in South Africa, Toro Ya Africa is changing lives – one house at a time.

The brainchild of Ramakgalo Solomon Letsatsi and Frederik Nel, Toro Ya Africa (”The African Dream”) was founded in 2003, amidst a massive backlog in national housing provision.

The company is registered with the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and as a subsidy builder with the National Home Builders’ Registration Council (NHBRC) and the Master Builders Association (MBA) North the company has established itself a leading  national developer-contractor. A specialist in the area of greenfields low-cost housing developments.

Toro also has extensive experience in affordable housing, Community Rental Units, infrastructure and hostel instruction

Winning the Govan Mbeki Award for Subsidy Builder of the year 2008,2009,2012,2013,2014 speaks volumes about the esteem with which the company is regarded at Government level.

At the same time the company is driven by those ‘on the ground’, and prides itself on its user- focused development approach which includes community consultation, local labour-sourcing, innovative design, the use of high-quality building materials; and post-occupational back-up service.

Many of these aspects set Toro Ya Africa apart from its peers in the field of low-cost and affordable housing.

Other areas in which Toro Ya Africa has a distinct competitive advantage includes its:

  • Complete project management service
  • High-quality workmanship
  • Innovative procurement system
  • A system-driven, outcomes based-management in each contract
  • Support for emerging contractors, including new skills development
  • Hands-on involvement by management in each contract
  • Proven expertise in fast-track construction
  • Unique low-cost housing development process