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WATCH: Two people killed during tense land clash in Lenasia

2017-09-22 12:37

Two people have been killed and a second has been shot and wounded during a tense clash over land in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg.

6-month promise on RDP houses stretches to 9 years and counting

2017-09-21 08:30

Nine years ago, families moved to Mdantsane on the understanding that RDP houses would be ready for them in six months. They are still living in container homes.

Cape Town identifies inner city housing sites for lower income families

2017-09-13 20:51

The City of Cape Town says it has identified 11 central sites, which it owns, that would be set aside for affordable, social and transitional housing initiatives.

Judge questions City of Cape Town's plan to send Woodstock families to Wolwerivier

2017-09-13 10:15

"If you get sent to Wolwerivier, what is the chance that you will be able to get out of Wolwerivier?" acting Judge Mark Sher has asked, in the eviction case of 27 Woodstock residents.

4 arrested for public violence after shacks demolished in George

2017-09-12 20:37

Three women and a man have been arrested for public violence after illegal structures were demolished in Thembalethu, George, Western Cape police say.

Two years on, how is Wolwerivier doing?

2017-09-08 08:08

Wolwerivier is one of the places the City of Cape Town moves people to when they are evicted.

WATCH: Mass evictions at Cape Town 'crime den' which once housed home affairs offices

2017-09-05 12:26

Scores of people have been evicted from a building which once housed Home Affairs offices in Bellville, a business hub in Cape Town’s northern suburbs.

Municipality apologises for destroying occupied shacks

2017-08-31 07:07

The Witzenberg Municipality has apologised to backyarders whose shacks and some belongings were destroyed during an eviction in Wolseley.

Province orders City of Cape Town to clean up Masiphumelele

2017-08-24 05:20

The City of Cape Town has “failed to adequately address the appalling unhygienic conditions in Masiphumelele township", the Western Cape government has said in a scathing directive.

'We are scared of what will happen tonight' - Bonela resident

2017-08-22 22:38

Residents of Bonela in Durban are afraid that a group of alleged land invaders will take revenge after they apparently called private security guards to demolish their shacks.

 

Refilwe housing project to give dignity to beneficiaries

2017-09-22 08:17

Project Tirane, a R161m housing project in Refilwe township in Cullinan, east of Pretoria, will help dismantle the legacy of townships and give residence dignity, says Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga.

11 arrested in George after shack demolitions spark violent protests

2017-09-15 13:41

Eleven people arrested for public violence and malicious damage to property are expected in the George Magistrate's Court, following violent protests in Thembalethu.

More arrests as George housing protest remains volatile

2017-09-13 11:22

Two more women have been arrested as disgruntled Thembalethu residents blocked streets after shacks were demolished in the area, Southern Cape police have announced.

New home for disabled Gugulethu mother

2017-09-13 08:32

After suffering in a tiny shack, with not enough food and no electricity, Cynthia Ntunje, has found a new home with Catholic nuns in Khayelitsha.

Cape Town housing boom a bust for long-time tenants

2017-09-10 15:40

As a child in the 1970s, Charmaine Marcus was forcefully removed from her Cape Town neighbourhood when the apartheid government declared it a whites-only area.

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WATCH: Inside the Boston Centre in Bellville following mass evictions

The Red Ants evicted scores of people from the Boston Centre in Bellville on Tuesday. Watch.

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Cape Town families facing eviction and uncertain future far from city

2017-09-05 09:34

The City of Cape Town has submitted a formal report describing alternative accommodation it is able to offer a group of families facing eviction from their homes in Albert Road, Woodstock.

Cape Town skyscraper to include 'affordable' apartments - at R800 000 each

2017-08-25 12:02

Cape Town property developers FWJK have promised that their planned city centre skyscraper will include affordable housing - but the price of the "affordable" apartments will be "less than R800 000".

From shack to silver shovel: Nyanga residents excited about new housing project

2017-08-23 05:18

At the age of 53, Matthew Lacky can finally start dreaming of the day he can move his family out of their shack and into a new housing project in Nyanga,Cape Town.

Protests flare up as Mandela Bay deputy mayor addresses evicted residents

2017-08-22 21:43

Hundreds of residents of the Ikamvelihle settlement in Nelson Mandela Bay have barricaded roads and demanded to see Deputy Mayor Mongameli Bobani.

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