ARTICLES RELATING TO HOUSING

R5bn allocated for Gauteng housing - MEC

2014-07-30 08:14

Gauteng’s Human Settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo has announced that the 2014/2015 budget for the provincial department is R5bn.

Lwandle public hearings to resume

2014-07-25 18:33

An inquiry into the removal of people from Sanral-owned land in Cape Town will resume its public hearings next week, spokesperson Vusi Tshose says.

Sheriff apologises for Lwandle removals

2014-07-22 18:54

A Sheriff of the High Court who executed the removal of illegal shack dwellers from Sanral-owned land in Cape Town, says he is sorry for the impact it had on residents.

Lwandle eviction hearings to continue

2014-07-22 08:36

Public hearings into the eviction of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle, Cape Town, are expected to continue.

Cape evictees were enraged backyarders - councillor

2014-07-21 15:34

A city councillor says people who erected shacks on Sanral-owned land in Lwandle, Cape Town, are enraged "backyarders" who are tired of unfulfilled service delivery promises.

De Lille: Two Lwandle evictions this year

2014-07-15 18:57

Two evictions on Sanral-owned land in Lwandle, Cape Town, took place this year, Mayor Patricia de Lille has said in trying to set out the "facts".

Few Lwandle evictees on housing database - mayor

2014-07-15 17:48

Only 73 people evicted from Lwandle, Cape Town, last month are legally on the city's housing database, Mayor Patricia de Lille says.

Evictions continue despite moratorium - Sisulu

2014-07-15 15:54

Despite a call for a moratorium on evictions during winter, the removal of informal settlement dwellers continues unabated, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says.

Deal signed with Red Ants

2014-07-14 19:26

An agreement aimed at protecting human rights during evictions has been signed by Gauteng's housing MEC and the so-called Red Ants.

Lwandle evictions hearings set to start

2014-07-14 07:58

Public hearings into the eviction of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle, Cape Town, are expected to begin.

Lwandle evictions hearings to start

2014-07-11 06:10

Public hearings into last month's eviction of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle, near Cape Town, will begin next week, the housing ministry says.

Crowd at Union Buildings demand houses

2014-07-09 17:22

Close to 200 Ekurhuleni residents have marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, demanding houses and sanitation.

Date set for Lwandle inquiry

2014-06-30 14:47

A date for the public hearings into the eviction of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle, Cape Town, has been set, the head of a ministerial inquiry says.

Angry residents strip RDP houses

2014-06-25 19:12

People due to occupy newly-built RDP houses in Chatty, Port Elizabeth, has stripped 10 of them of window frames, doors and other materials.

Bekkersdal housing dispute settled

2014-06-24 05:00

A dispute over the allocation of 1 000 houses in Botlhabela Borwa, Bekkersdal, has been settled, the Gauteng human settlements department says.

UK measures to curb housing market slammed

2014-06-18 12:46

British housebuilder Berkeley has attacked government measures designed to help cool the country's surging housing market.

Joburg leaving evictees in the cold

2014-06-13 09:07

Just a week after the Lwandle evictions in Cape Town, the City of Johannesburg has come under fire for not providing alternative accommodation for evictees.

Zille blames politics for Lwandle evictions

2014-06-09 14:32
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The "real story" behind the Lwandle evictions in the Western Cape is a political one, DA leader Helen Zille has suggested.

ConCourt rules on Durban village

2014-06-06 20:22

The Constitutional Court has granted residents of Madlala Village in Durban leave to appeal against an order authorising the municipality to demolish their homes.

ConCourt to rule on land battle

2014-06-05 20:10

The Constitutional Court will hand down judgment in a land battle between residents of an informal settlement in KwaZulu-Natal and the eThekwini municipality.

EFF criticises Lwandle evictions

2014-06-03 19:08
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Evictions this week in Lwandle near Somerset West in the Western Cape were anti-black and anti-poor, the EFF has said.

Ministers to visit Cape eviction site

2014-06-03 17:15

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu are to visit the scene of evictions at Lwandle near Strand to try find solutions to the situation.

ANC condemns Cape Town evictions

2014-06-03 10:35
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The eviction of people from land owned by Sanral in Cape Town was meted out as a punishment to the community for not voting for the DA in the elections, the ANC says.

Housing snags tug back France's economy

2014-05-28 14:48

Strangled by regulation and high prices, weak French housing investment is proving a major drag on the eurozone's second-biggest economy.

Cape Town mayor hands over keys to new homes

2014-04-22 13:26

Two Ocean View residents have been handed the keys to their innovative new homes by City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille.

 

Lwandle evictions like apartheid removals - resident

2014-07-29 18:00

The violent removal of people and structures from Sanral-owned land in Cape Town resembled removals during apartheid, Lwandle resident says.

UK mortgage approvals turn up in June

2014-07-23 13:15

British banks have reported their first sizeable increase in mortgage approvals in five months.

Interdict, not eviction order, used at Lwandle - sheriff

2014-07-22 15:17

The Sheriff of the High Court for the Cape Town region says an interdict, and not an eviction order, was used to remove people from Sanral-owned land in Lwandle.

NGO recalls Lwandle's brutal, violent eviction

2014-07-21 19:14

A young man committed suicide and a woman miscarried following the eviction of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle, Cape Town, a non-governmental organisation says.

Madonsela asks for Tongaat housing plan

2014-07-17 19:05

KwaZulu-Natal officials must devise a plan by the end of August to solve housing problems in Tongaat, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's office says.

Housing delivery dropped by 25% - Sisulu

2014-07-15 18:56

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says there has been a drastic drop in the delivery of houses in the country.

Lwandle inquiry like political hit squad - Zille

2014-07-15 17:08

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says a committee probing the evictions of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle has all the hallmarks of a "political hit squad".

Zille to brief media on Lwandle

2014-07-15 07:04

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille is expected to brief media in Cape Town on the Lwandle inquiry into the removal of 849 families from Sanral-owned land.

Evicted Lwandle residents to be moved back

2014-07-14 14:12

A group of people evicted from Sanral-owned land in Lwandle, Cape Town, are to be moved back there because the land they were moved to is inadequate, an inquiry into the matter has heard.

Smaller sized properties play catch-up

2014-07-12 10:00

While higher end areas have played catch-up with the lower end, in terms of market strength, smaller-sized properties still appear more popular.

UK housing market may be cooling down

2014-07-10 14:18

More signs are emerging that Britain's housing market is starting to moderate, even in hotspots like London, although mortgage lending continues to rise.

Nxesi won't reveal details of ministers' houses

2014-07-07 12:49

Details of the official houses occupied by Cabinet members cannot be revealed due to security concerns, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi says.

Residents protest Sanral evictees' move

2014-06-25 22:44

Macassar, Cape Town, residents have protested against plans to relocate Lwandle Sanral evictees to their area.

Macassar residents protest over evictees

2014-06-24 19:59

Metro police in Cape Town say they are monitoring Macassar following violent protests over the relocation of Nomzamo residents.

Promises cost municipality

2014-06-22 18:36

An election promise has come back to haunt a municipality in ­Mpumalanga after it tried to sell residents houses that campaigning politicians swore would be given to them for free.

Lwandle evictions: what went wrong?

2014-06-13 12:41

As the government opens an investigation into the blame game over the evicted Lwandle families, News24 tries to makes sense of the human tragedy.

Lwandle evictees relocation met with anger

2014-06-10 09:07
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Cape Town’s eviction drama has taken another turn as tensions rose between Blackheath residents and their new neighbours who were moved from Lwandle last week.

CT has housing kits for Lwandle evicted

2014-06-07 07:07

Cape Town is ready to provide emergency housing kits to illegal shack dwellers evicted from Sanral land next to the N2, says mayor Patricia de Lille.

West Coast area protest over housing

2014-06-06 12:22

Around 800 people protested for better housing in Abbotsdale, on the West Coast, Western Cape police have said.

Sanral to make up for evictions

2014-06-05 17:46
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Sanral will purchase land to permanently house Western Cape residents who were evicted from their shacks, says Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

Evictions: Sanral blames City of Cape Town

2014-06-03 18:03
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The City of Cape Town could have avoided the eviction of shack dwellers in Lwandle settlement if it did not walk away from discussions about the issue, Sanral says.

Cape Town: Evicted people to get shelter

2014-06-03 16:08
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People evicted from Sanral-owned land at Lwandle, Strand, will be given short-term shelter, the City of Cape Town says.

Sisulu to fast-track building of houses

2014-05-28 18:53

Newly appointed Minister for Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu has promised to fast-track the delivery of "decent" houses as she takes up her new role.

Gupta mansion value readjusted

2014-05-03 14:51

The value of a property owned by the wealthy Gupta family in Johannesburg has been raised after an adjustment, the Saturday Star has reported.

Wallacedene housing probe ordered

2014-04-08 07:19

An investigation was ordered into the construction of incomplete housing in Wallacedene, Cape Town, by Human Settlements Minister Connie September after visiting the area.

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