ARTICLES RELATING TO HOUSING

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.

Traffic dept in Grabouw set alight by protesters

2016-05-10 10:54

A traffic department building in Grabouw has gone up in flames as people in the Western Cape town protest over housing.

Providing housing still a priority in Cape Town - Zille

2016-05-05 13:14

Providing adequate housing and overcoming apartheid-era spatial planning in Cape Town remains a priority, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says.

Marikana residents have a week to respond to High Court order

2016-04-20 13:45

People illegally occupying government-issued houses in the Marikana area have one week to tell the North West High Court why they should not be evicted.

Foreign shop owners pack up after looting in Dunoon

2016-04-18 14:35

Foreign-owned shop owners are packing up what remains of their wares following looting during a housing protest in Dunoon.

Durban informal settlement a ticking time bomb - deputy public protector

2016-04-15 16:31

Durban's Kennedy Road Informal Settlement is a ticking time bomb that, if not addressed, will result in riots, service delivery protests and even loss of life, Deputy Public Protector Advocate Kevin Malunga has warned.

Western Cape govt drawn into affordable housing battle

2016-04-14 16:03

In a battle for affordable housing in central Cape Town, the Western Cape government is being taken to court to halt the transfer of a school site in Sea Point.

 

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.

Housing scheme under way to help public servants - Ramatlhodi

2016-05-11 16:33

An initiative has been started to help low-earning public servants own their own houses, Public Service and Administration Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says.

EFF says ANC Marikana housing allocation could result in another bloodbath

2016-05-06 20:33

The EFF in the North West Province has strongly condemned the Marikana housing allocation by the ANC-led Rustenburg municipality.

Sisulu tells a 'good story' in housing

2016-05-03 19:54

Over 1.5 million opportunities would result from the more than 100 housing projects around the country selected to be mega projects, worth a combined total of more than R300bn, says Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu.

De Lille blames 'EFF thugs and gangsters' for Dunoon violence

2016-04-19 13:34

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has pinned the blame for recent violence in Dunoon on "EFF thugs and gangsters".

Malunga raps Durban over knuckles for Nicki Manaj concert

2016-04-15 17:30

Deputy Public Protector Kevin Malunga has criticised the eThekwini municipality for using public resources to host American rapper Nicki Minaj while Kennedy Road informal settlement’s residents live in squalor.

'I wish I had something my baby son could call a home'

2016-04-15 09:15

Having spent over half her life looking after families in Sea Point, all domestic worker Landezwa Magabela wants is to have a decent, private home there that she can call her own.

EFF backs Dunoon residents in Cape Town housing protest

2016-04-08 15:01

Protesters have started to disperse after making their way from Dunoon to the Cape Town city centre during a protest over housing and services in the area.

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