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Valhalla Park building project held hostage by gangsters - De Lille

2017-07-27 21:25

The City of Cape Town has been forced to cancel the construction of more than 700 homes in Valhalla Park following ongoing threats from gangsters in the area.

Cape Town to house evicted families in new Salt River development

2017-07-25 21:02

The City of Cape Town plans to build a 42 room, 85 bed, “transitional housing project” for R11.1m in Salt River to house displaced or evicted families.

Cape Flats protests keep police busy

2017-07-20 17:38

Protestors burning tyres and blocking roads in two separate incidents in Langa and Ravensmead, Cape Town, have kept police officials busy, Western Cape police said.

Cape Town housing plans gets the thumbs-up

2017-07-18 19:12

Ten sites in Cape Town's inner city will be developed to accommodate the poor, councillor Brett Herron has announced.

102 arrested in crackdown on 'hijacked properties' in Joburg

2017-07-15 19:33

Authorities in Johannesburg have arrested 102 people in a crackdown on several so-called "hijacked properties” in Doornfontein, Mayor Herman Mashaba says.

UK housing cools as political uncertainty undercuts demand

2017-07-13 10:45

UK house-price growth has cooled in June as the inconclusive election weighed on demand, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Good Samaritans step in after mass evictions

2017-07-12 09:15

Land occupiers evicted three weeks ago in Port Elizabeth are struggling to find alternative accommodation. Some are elderly and some are disabled.

District Six pensioner faces trauma of second eviction

2017-07-08 11:06

A 78-year-old man remains in the dark about whether he will ever be compensated for being evicted from District Six during apartheid and could now be forced to move again.

This fire was bound to happen - Herman Mashaba

2017-07-05 17:50

With around 85 buildings hijacked by illegal occupants in Johannesburg, a disaster was inevitable, city Mayor Herman Mashaba has said.

Judge who called Woodstock residents 'squatters' recuses himself from case

2017-07-05 11:16

A Cape Town judge who referred to Bromwell Street residents facing eviction as "squatters" and "these people", has recused himself from the case, activist group Ndifuna Ukwazi has said.

 

Polokwane municipality removes illegal occupants

2017-07-25 22:30

A group of Polokwane shack dwellers have been evicted from land earmarked for a low-cost housing development.

Dispute over Durban's 'worst' building back in court

2017-07-20 19:52

The Tong Lok building in Durban’s Mahatma Gandhi Road is the subject of a court battle which raises legal issues important to people who own property in decaying sectional title buildings.

Official threatened me with old age home, says granny in leaking RDP house

2017-07-20 08:04

Elsie Dopholo, 75, of Unifound Location in Queenstown, says she has been threatened with being sent to an old age home if she does not shut up about her cracking and leaking RDP house.

Organisers of 'affordable housing' conference in Cape Town try to bar housing activists

2017-07-18 13:21

Organisers of an affordable housing conference at the swish African Pride Hotel in Cape Town have tried, unsuccessfully, to bar entrance to housing activists from Reclaim the City.

Cape Town evictions: Residents want city to provide alternative accommodation

2017-07-13 21:53

A lawyer representing 15 families who are being evicted from their homes wants the City of Cape Town to provide them with alternative accommodation.

George mayor asks for 7 days to respond to protesters

2017-07-12 19:10

Protesters in Thembalethu have dispersed after George Mayor Melvin Naik has asked for a week to respond to their service delivery and housing grievances.

Eviction over high rentals is new form of apartheid - housing activists

2017-07-11 06:36

A group of Cape Town housing activists has warned that the unregulated high rentals and property prices that are driving poor people out of the city is a new form of apartheid.

Cape York building residents to be put into tents following fire

2017-07-08 07:24

The City of Johannesburg says they are in talks with the provincial department of human settlements to provide land on which to pitch tents for Cape York building residents displaced after a fire there.

Generator caused Joburg building fire - resident

2017-07-05 14:15

A resident of the Cape York building in Johannesburg has told News24 that a fatal fire was caused by a generator.

No house yet, but here is a toilet that doesn't work

2017-07-05 07:26

Nearly 100 beneficiaries of a housing project in Uitenhage, Port Elizabeth are living with toilets that were built three years before the houses - and they no longer work.

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