ARTICLES RELATING TO HOUSING

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.

Court orders Slovo Park upgrade

2016-04-05 12:36

A Slovo Park resident says he can now die a happy man, after the High Court in Johannesburg ordered the City to set in motion a process to develop the area, after years of broken promises.

No fireworks for house price growth

2016-03-16 10:27

House price growth in South Africa is softening - not surprising given the economic climate in the country - and experts predict that price growth will remain under pressure.

‘Spy on illegal digs’ — council

2016-03-03 15:02

Spy on your neighbour. That was the request from the Msunduzi Municipality to Scottsville residents on Tuesday evening at a meeting about ­illegal student digs.

How to buy your first house in 2016

2016-01-27 13:04

Planning on buying a home? Albertus van Staden, head of credit at FNB Housing Finance, talks about some of the factors you need to consider before buying a home in a tough economic climate.

Former Cape Town DA councillor arrested

2015-12-21 16:59

Former DA ward councillor, Irma Jackson, has been arrested on charges of fraud after being caught allegedly selling subsidised houses in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town.

London to lead 2016 housing slowdown

2015-12-04 12:30

London’s housing market will suffer most in 2016 as stretched affordability in the UK undermines demand, according to Halifax.

 

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.

Concern over rental sector

2016-03-28 12:30

The Department of Public Works wants to see transformation in the property business in Pietermaritzburg’s CBD.

Dozens of Masiphumelele fire victims still homeless

2016-03-08 08:02

Most of the victims of the devastating Masiphumlele fire late last year have been relocated, but around 40 remain who say they have nowhere else to go while the City of Cape Town looks at 'various options'.

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 Student saves R10 000 on food living in res, claims developer

John Schooling says a student in one of the residences his company built saved R10,000 on her yearly food bill. According to Schooling, the student saved almost R1,000 per month on food once she lived in a communal residence.

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100 transit camp families in Durban get new homes for Christmas

2015-12-21 19:41

More than 100 families who have been living in the Polokwane transit camp in Durban have been moved to their new government homes in Cornubia.

'Forgotten' shack dwellers deliver ultimatum to govt

2015-12-04 14:01

Shack dwellers living in the "forgotten" Klipheuwel informal settlement near Durbanville have given local and provincial governments until the end of December to improve their living conditions or face unrest.

UK mortgage approvals rise on housing demand

2015-11-30 15:46

UK mortgage approvals have risen in October, indicating continued robust demand in the housing market.

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