ARTICLES RELATING TO HOUSING

London house-price growth at five-year low

2017-04-18 10:00

London home values have grown at their slowest annual rate in almost five years as values in the capital’s most expensive boroughs fell.

Cape Town kitchen assistant applies for judge's recusal in land case

2017-04-05 20:50

A Cape Town woman facing eviction wants a Western Cape High Court judge sanctioned and recused over remarks he made about her in court.

KZN government backs Zuma following cabinet reshuffle - MEC Kaunda

2017-04-01 16:39

In a carefully worded address, KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety and Transport MEC, Mxolisi Kaunda has revealed that the provincial government still backs President Jacob Zuma following his cabinet reshuffle.

Reasons for Tafelberg school property sale 'illegitimate' - human settlements

2017-03-30 09:40

The Western Cape government’s reasons for not turning the Tafelberg school property into affordable housing are 'illegitimate', the human settlements department has said.

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.

 

Dispute over Imizamo Yethu's redesign

2017-04-14 12:05

One month after the large fire in Imizamo Yethu, there are still unresolved disputes between the City of Cape Town and residents about the redesign of the settlement.

Businessman buys home for housekeeper of 30 years

2017-04-05 13:00

A Nelson Mandela Bay housekeeper has recently taken ownership of her first-ever home, which was bought for her by her employer as a token of his appreciation for her 30 years of service.

Elsies River residents protest after family's shack demolished

2017-03-30 19:13

Residents of Leonsdale, in Elsies River, have staged a violent protest after the City of Cape Town’s anti-land invasion unit tore down a family’s home.

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.

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