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Hangberg residents protest for better living conditions

2017-08-19 13:22

Residents of Hangberg in Hout Bay protested and blocked Harbour Road on Friday with burning rubble.

Zille and housing activists hold 'fruitful' meeting

2017-08-09 10:30

Reclaim the City (RTC) activists have met with Premier Helen Zille on to discuss RTC’s objections to the application by the province for rezoning of the Somerset Precinct.

Hong Kong housing burden grows even heavier as home prices soar

2017-08-07 10:30

Living in the world’s most-expensive property market means having to set aside more than half your income as mortgage payments.

Mashaba unapologetic about stance on foreigners

2017-08-03 18:33

City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is unapologetic about his views that he will not give his limited resources to build free houses for foreigners.

Cape Town resident welcomes her informal settlement neighbours

2017-08-01 07:31

Southfield is one of Cape Town’s middle-class southern suburbs and most residents pay little attention to the small informal settlement situated just off the M5 highway, known as Victoria Lodge.

Valhalla Park building project held hostage by gangsters - De Lille

2017-07-27 21:25

The City of Cape Town has been forced to cancel the construction of more than 700 homes in Valhalla Park following ongoing threats from gangsters in the area.

Cape Town to house evicted families in new Salt River development

2017-07-25 21:02

The City of Cape Town plans to build a 42 room, 85 bed, “transitional housing project” for R11.1m in Salt River to house displaced or evicted families.

Cape Flats protests keep police busy

2017-07-20 17:38

Protestors burning tyres and blocking roads in two separate incidents in Langa and Ravensmead, Cape Town, have kept police officials busy, Western Cape police said.

Cape Town housing plans gets the thumbs-up

2017-07-18 19:12

Ten sites in Cape Town's inner city will be developed to accommodate the poor, councillor Brett Herron has announced.

102 arrested in crackdown on 'hijacked properties' in Joburg

2017-07-15 19:33

Authorities in Johannesburg have arrested 102 people in a crackdown on several so-called "hijacked properties” in Doornfontein, Mayor Herman Mashaba says.

 

Families left homeless as storm looms

2017-08-10 21:54

Twelve families have been left homeless after the City of Cape Town dismantled six illegal shacks in Mfuleni ahead of a looming storm.

Land dispute over fire station location in Masiphumelele

2017-08-09 09:00

Following the devastating fire which left 4 000 Masiphumelele residents homeless in 2015, the City of Cape Town has promised to build a fire station in the area. It was expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Mount Frere residents occupy unfinished RDP houses

2017-08-07 07:29

Some residents of Mbodleni Village in Mount Frere in the Eastern Cape have occupied unfinished houses after construction apparently came to a halt in 2016.

Activists protest outside Helen Zille's residence

2017-08-03 07:44

Reclaim the City activists have gathered outside Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's official residence following a call to hold authority accountable.

EFF builds house for 4-year-old to mark birthday

2017-07-30 18:53

The Economic Freedom Fighters has built a house in KwaZulu-Natal for a 4-year-old girl to commemorate their shared birthday.

Polokwane municipality removes illegal occupants

2017-07-25 22:30

A group of Polokwane shack dwellers have been evicted from land earmarked for a low-cost housing development.

Dispute over Durban's 'worst' building back in court

2017-07-20 19:52

The Tong Lok building in Durban’s Mahatma Gandhi Road is the subject of a court battle which raises legal issues important to people who own property in decaying sectional title buildings.

Official threatened me with old age home, says granny in leaking RDP house

2017-07-20 08:04

Elsie Dopholo, 75, of Unifound Location in Queenstown, says she has been threatened with being sent to an old age home if she does not shut up about her cracking and leaking RDP house.

Organisers of 'affordable housing' conference in Cape Town try to bar housing activists

2017-07-18 13:21

Organisers of an affordable housing conference at the swish African Pride Hotel in Cape Town have tried, unsuccessfully, to bar entrance to housing activists from Reclaim the City.

Cape Town evictions: Residents want city to provide alternative accommodation

2017-07-13 21:53

A lawyer representing 15 families who are being evicted from their homes wants the City of Cape Town to provide them with alternative accommodation.

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