Two elderly North West women given new homes

2016-07-25 10:02

Two elderly women who have lived in shacks for most of their lives say they can sleep peacefully after they were given new houses in Naauwpoort.

Why investing in housing should be a savings priority

2016-07-22 20:00

Acquiring a house could be a substantial asset for retirement, which is why housing is among the top savings priorities for South Africans, research reveals.

'Forgotten' shackdwellers in their own 'republic'

2016-07-12 13:10

Forgotten is the word most shackdwellers living in Suiwerfontein, near George, use to describe their “republic”.

1000s comment on sale of Sea Point land - Western Cape govt

2016-07-01 21:15

The Western Cape government will approach the High Court to ask for more time to deal with public comment on the proposed sale of the Tafelberg property in Sea Point.

Cape Town promises first affordable housing in CBD since 1994

2016-06-30 20:39

A six-hectare portion of land under and between the unfinished freeways on the northern edge of Cape Town's CBD is to become affordable housing.

Zuma proud of 'mega' housing project in KZN

2016-06-23 17:55

President Jacob Zuma has given a “mega” housing project in Pietermaritzburg his stamp of approval.

How elites, corruption have played havoc with Nairobi's housing

2016-06-15 11:46

While many African cities are trying to deal with the urbanisation challenge by improving infrastructure and investing in sanitation, perverse incentives continue to hamper progress in addressing the deep causes of poor housing and services.

Hammanskraal: Murdered guards forgotten as security bosses go to ground

2016-05-26 11:41

The identities of two security guards killed by a mob in Hammanskraal remain veiled in mystery, as the company that employed them has seemingly gone to ground.

These photos show real inequality in Cape Town

2016-05-25 09:48

A Cape Town photographer has provided a new perspective on the city's inequality: he used a drone to take photos of the glaring divides between the rich and the poor.

Calm returns to Hammanskraal despite uncertainties over land evictions

2016-05-25 07:29

The township of Hammanskraal is calm following days of protests, but uncertainties still remain over the possibility of further evictions.


State offices instead of housing for the poor

2016-07-24 14:12

The proceeds from the contentious sale of Tafelberg School in Cape Town will be used to fund provincial offices, not social projects, it has emerged.

Meet Sandton's squatting jobless

2016-07-20 09:02

A little way down the road from the richest square mile in Africa, where millions are made and traded, smoke, rubbish and makeshift tents crowd a park in the heart of Sandton's Parkmore suburb.

Dream come true for KZN woman,105, as she gets new home

2016-07-06 07:26

Gogo Jabulile Zondi's dream of owning a house again has finally come true. At 105, she's been handed the keys to a brand new house.

Put low-cost housing in rich areas - Ehrenreich

2016-07-01 05:38

Integrating suburbs like Claremont and Constantia with low-cost housing will pay democratic dividends, Cosatu Western Cape provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich says.

Brexit to prolong housing woes: London broker

2016-06-27 11:00

Foxtons forecast lower 2016 revenue and profit as the UK’s decision to leave the European Union prolongs uncertainty in London’s residential property market.

Cape Town residents dance as they receive title deeds

2016-06-20 22:17

One hundred residents of Nomzamo, in Cape Town, have been given title deeds to their council-owned rental houses near Strand.

We have just finished killing him - Hammanskraal residents answer victim's phone

2016-05-27 08:03

The brother of one of the two men killed in Hammanskraal has described how a community member answered his phone and said they had just finished killing him.

Ennerdale residents block roads in protest over housing

2016-05-26 09:08

Residents of Ennerdale, south of Johannesburg, have barred all entries and exits in the area with rocks and burning tyres in a protest over housing, metro police say.

Mashatile, Ramokgopa to visit troubled Hammanskraal area

2016-05-25 09:48

The MEC of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements, Paul Mashatile and Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa will visit the troubled area of Kanana in Hammanskraal following days of violent protests, says an official.

Calls for calm in Grabouw

2016-05-12 20:02

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi has called for calm in Grabouw following growing unrest after shack builders were asked to leave.

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