SA's housing market under pressure, warns S&P Global

2017-01-17 16:42

Subdued economic growth, high unemployment and consumer indebtedness do not bode well for the SA housing market in the near term, says S&P Global.

Presidential housing project bogged down in corruption

2017-01-11 07:18

A presidential project intended to house shack dwellers in the south of Johannesburg is mired in corruption and wholesale land theft, with hundreds of residents cheated out of houses they paid for.

'Usually neglected' blind man gets new house, water tank

2016-12-22 13:43

Ernest Mdunge has been given a house with a water tank after GroundUp published the story of how the blind man, who lived in a dilapidated hut with his disabled sister, had to walk 3km to fetch water.

Title deed muddle puts family on the street

2016-12-13 07:39

The Ntunguntwanas in Driftsand, Mfuleni, expect to be living on the streets after they enjoy their last Christmas in their home of 21 years.

Long-awaited Sea Point affordable housing study to be released

2016-11-17 19:02

The Western Cape department of public works and transport has announced that it will publish its affordable housing feasibility study on the Tafelberg property in Sea Point on Friday.

Department confirms delay in release of Sea Point affordable housing report

2016-11-16 14:11

The feasibility study on the construction of affordable housing at a controversial Sea Point site is expected to be released next week following a delay in its finalisation, says the Western Cape government.

Battle over different visions for Bo-Kaap

2016-11-08 11:08

The historical Bo-Kaap is locked in a battle between residents and developers, who have competing visions for the area.

Shoddy municipal housing project may face demolition

2016-11-02 12:57

Some 162 double-storey housing units the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality built in Motherwell for R17 million, will probably have to be demolished.

New building technique offers hope for SA housing shortage - CEO

2016-11-01 16:14

SA's housing shortage may be solved faster, cheaper and environmentally friendlier due to a technique that is widely used in Scandinavia and northern Europe.

US housing starts unexpectedly drop

2016-10-19 16:45

New-home construction in the US has unexpectedly fallen on a plunge in multifamily building while permits rose more than forecast.


Motsoeneng sued in R1bn housing fraud matter - report

2017-01-15 17:11

Former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng and Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula’s wife Nozuko are being sued in a R1bn housing "fraud" matter in the Free State, it has been reported.

'Patience is a virtue,' Mantashe tells Soweto residents who have waited 22 years for houses

2017-01-06 14:44

ANC general secretary Gwede Mantashe has told residents of Tshepisong informal settlement in Soweto, who have been asking for houses for years, that "patience is a virtue".

UK home-price growth to slow in 2017

2016-12-21 09:27

UK house-price inflation will slow in 2017 as affordability stretches potential buyers, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Cape Town's homeless on why they stay on the streets

2016-11-30 14:16

A Sea Point DA councillor who tried to organise a 'march against grime' has been forced to cancel it and apologise following a public backlash. Cape Town's homeless share their side of the story.

Blind man walks 3km to fetch water

2016-11-17 09:18

A blind man from Elandskop in Pietermaritzburg has to walk 3km to fetch water for himself and his mentally disabled sister.

Housing movement occupies Cape Town government building

2016-11-15 21:47

Activists wanting the controversial Tafelberg Remedial School site in Sea Point converted into affordable housing, on Tuesday staged a sit-in at a provincial government office and demanded they be handed a report on the matter.

Dealing with growing urbanisation in Africa

2016-11-02 17:30

Africa’s urban population is growing at an estimated annual rate of 3.5% and 65% of urban growth in Africa was in smaller cities and urban centres.

UK house prices stagnate for first time in 16 months

2016-11-02 10:30

UK house prices have failed to rise in October and annual inflation slowed to the weakest since the start of the year, says the Nationwide Building Society.

Soweto man’s house sold behind his back for R100

2016-10-20 09:24

Solomon Nhlapo, 65, is squatting in the Soweto house where his mother lived since 1965 after Nedbank bought it at a sheriff's auction for R100, despite the fact that it was paid up.

UK house-price growth cools to weakest in three years

2016-10-07 10:45

UK house-price growth cooled further in September, reflecting a weakening of demand after a surge in values stretched affordability.

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