ARTICLES RELATING TO HOUSING

Protest halts housing project in Langa

2015-08-25 15:09

Construction on the City of Cape Town’s flagship hostel transformation project in Langa has been suspended due to ongoing protest action in the area, the city has said.

Court victory for Durban shack dwellers

2015-08-21 12:08

A shack dwellers organisation has welcomed a Durban court ruling that prevents authorities from evicting people without a court eviction order.

Durban shack fire victims given temporary shelter

2015-08-19 10:33

The eThekwini Municipality says temporary accommodation has been provided to more than 500 families whose shacks burnt down last year, after residents took to the streets demanding proper homes.

Belongings strewn across Hillbrow street after evictions

2015-08-13 11:18

Underwear, photo albums, broken furniture and shoes have been left behind on a Hillbrow street following forced evictions of hundreds of families.

Alleged building hijacker hides in car

2015-08-12 14:26

A woman allegedly involved in hijacking a Hillbrow building hid in her car as security guards evicted tenants.

Two decades-old promise fulfilled as widow gets home ownership

2015-08-12 11:52

A 20-year-old promise made by a husband to his wife was finally fulfilled when the Human Settlements Department handed her the title deeds to her house.

State’s plan to reduce serious housing backlog is ‘not enough’, say MPs

2015-08-11 12:04

Only 1% of provinces’ housing budget is used to buy land – not enough to solve the country’s ongoing housing crisis.

Around 300 families affected by Joburg evictions

2015-07-14 16:53

Around 300 families have been affected by the evictions being carried out by the Red Ants in Berea, Johannesburg, metro police say.

Incredible journey: How Lady the lost mongrel found her way home

2015-07-08 17:37

A few days ago some of Cape Town's most marginalised people were forced to move from an informal settlement to a new housing development kilometres away. Sadly, they left many of their furry friends behind.

Disteneng resident threatens officials after shacks demolished

2015-06-10 20:42

Residents of Disteneng informal settlement are angry after their shacks were demolished, with one threatening to kill municipality officials and then commit suicide.

 

US home sales near eight-and-a-half-year high

2015-08-21 12:42

US home resales have risen to a near eight-and-a-half-year high in July and factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region picked up this month.

R101m cash injection for Durban housing project

2015-08-20 09:35

The eThekwini Municipality has given a R101m cash injection for the completion of the first phase of the Cornubia housing project in Durban.

US housing starts edge higher in July

2015-08-18 16:30

Growth in US home construction has slowed in July after a strong surge the previous month, Commerce Department data released shows.

Committee rejected new Hillbrow building owner

2015-08-12 15:21

The evictions at Williston Court in Hillbrow are the culmination of a process that began when a building committee rejected the new owner.

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Residents watched from across the street as the 'Red Ants' went from flat to flat, emerging with their belongings. View pics of the chaotic evictions here.

Residents watched from across the street as the 'Red Ants' went from flat to flat, emerging with their belongings. View pics of the chaotic evictions here.

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'Red Ants' evict dozens in Hillbrow

2015-08-12 11:06

The Red Ants have hurled belongings from windows while evicting dozens of families from a building in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.

US home sales approach eight year high

2015-07-23 08:55

US home resales have risen in June to their highest level in nearly eight-and-a-half years, a sign of pent-up demand that should buoy the housing market recovery.

Roads closed in Johannesburg for evictions

2015-07-14 12:35

Roads have been closed in Berea, Johannesburg, for evictions of illegal tenants in the area, Johannesburg metro police say.

Women face discrimination in building industry - official

2015-07-03 18:30

Women still face disrespect and disregard in the home builders industry, the National Home Builders Registration Council COO says.

UK house price growth slowest in nearly two years

2015-06-03 13:30

British house prices have risen at their slowest annual rate in nearly two years in May, as growth continued to moderate after double-digit increases.

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