Cape Town's drastic plan for affordable housing

2017-03-29 12:22

The City of Cape Town wants the whole city to be declared a restructuring zone, which will allow for any suitable land to be used for social housing.

Reclaim the City occupies two buildings in Cape Town

2017-03-27 07:17

Activists from Reclaim the City have occupied two provincial government buildings in Cape Town in the hope of pressuring authorities to develop affordable inner city accommodation.

Tafelberg site not for affordable housing – WCape govt

2017-03-22 21:19

The Western Cape provincial government has approved the sale of its Tafelberg property in Sea Point, defying public calls for the property to be redeveloped for low-income housing.

Masiphumelele residents want permission to occupy vacant city land

2017-03-15 15:54

More than 1 000 Masiphumelele residents are hoping to get permission from the City of Cape Town to build shacks on land next to the Phase 4 housing project.

Lily Mine residents to get free housing - Mpumalanga premier

2017-03-13 13:32

Residents of Louisville, Mpumalanga who live near the closed Lily Mine where three workers remain buried, will get 1 000 new RDP houses by 2019, Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza has said.

Victims of the ruby fields

2017-03-12 06:01

The ruby fields of Montepuez in Mozambique, already a terrain of terror thanks to police squads, have become the stage of forced removals by government security forces.

Residents shot with rubber bullets in West Rand housing protest

2017-03-09 12:20

People have allegedly been shot with rubber bullets during a protest over the allocation of RDP houses in Princess informal settlement, west of Johannesburg.

Disabled 72-year-old trapped alone in her shack all day

2017-03-07 08:16

Beauty Qamata, 72, lost her legs to diabetes three years ago. She spends her days immobile, alone in her shack near Mdantsane, with no running water, no electricity, and no toilet.

Land claimants clash with farm workers over land

2017-03-02 16:52

Residents of Bereaville in Genadendal in the Western Cape almost came to blows with farm workers after the workers apparently tried to squat on 'their land'.

Andile Jadu is only 21 and his home has already been demolished 4 times

2017-02-24 19:00

Andile Jadu is 21 years old and lives in the Masiphumelele wetlands. On four occasions, his one-room shack has been demolished by the City of Cape Town.


Reclaim the City occupiers vow to stay until demands are met

2017-03-27 11:23

Protesters who have occupied Cape Town's Woodstock Hospital and Helen Bowden Nurses Home have vowed to stay put until the city reverses the sale of the Tafelberg site in Sea Point.

Reclaim the City vows to fight Tafelberg sale

2017-03-23 22:59

Reclaim the City intends fighting the Western Cape government’s decision to sell the Tafelberg property, in defiance of calls to develop it into low-income housing.

Rebuilding Imizamo Yethu will cost R100m – City of Cape Town

2017-03-16 07:07

The City of Cape Town says redesigning and rebuilding Imizamo Yethu informal settlement will cost close to R100m following a devastating fire.

Jewish Capetonians sign petition calling for social housing at Tafelberg

2017-03-14 07:42

More than 250 members of the Jewish community have signed a petition calling for social housing units on the controversial Tafelberg site in Sea Point.

Anger as case over R61m 'monstrosity' stalls again

2017-03-13 13:01

Residents of Berea in Durban, are furious that a crucial court case before the Supreme Court of Appeal involving the legality of an almost completed R61m high-rise apartment block on their doorsteps, has been stalled again.

New round of evictions in Wolwerivier

2017-03-10 07:32

A number of people have been evicted from houses in Wolwerivier, the City of Cape Town's housing project about 30km from the Cape Town CBD.

Five shot with rubber bullets in Reiger Park protest

2017-03-09 09:12

Five people have been injured after police tried to disperse a violent crowd in Reiger Park during a protest over housing and foreigners being allocated RDP houses, Ekurhuleni officials say. News24's Iavan Pijoos is there.

Gugulethu residents fight over future of Tambo Square land

2017-03-03 12:13

Residents in Gugulethu Section Four protested against the City of Cape Town’s plans for a piece of land in Tambo Square.

How volunteers helped a Mfuleni mom to finally bring her sons home

2017-02-27 08:15

Fuziwe Veli will soon have a new home after volunteers helped build her a two-bedroomed brick house in Mfuleni, Cape Town. WATCH.

PE residents live in leaky shacks while government fails to pay contractors

2017-02-24 15:03

About 300 housing beneficiaries in Chatty Extension, Port Elizabeth, are living in leaking shacks behind their unfinished houses, after builders went on strike because they weren’t paid.

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