UK house price growth slows again in March

2015-03-27 10:30

British house prices have risen in March by the smallest annual amount since September 2013, adding to signs the country's housing market is cooling.

Cape Town's human moles

2015-03-19 08:59

About a dozen people have had to make a home for themselves in a hole under the ground on a field in District Six, Cape Town.

Australia to charge foreigners buying property

2015-02-25 21:00

Australia plans to charge fees to foreign nationals buying residential property and fine those who break foreign investment laws.

Move towards 'catalytic' housing projects

2015-02-25 15:03

Housing provision will aim to create more spatially, socially, and economically integrated communities, according to the 2015/16 budget tabled in Parliament.

Plans to revamp old Joburg townships

2015-02-23 16:57

Government and the City of Johannesburg plan to revitalise old townships, Gauteng premier David Makhura says.

UK house prices jump unexpectedly in January

2015-02-05 14:15

British house prices have jumped unexpectedly last month, recording their biggest rise since May 2014.

US housing starts jump in December

2015-01-21 18:30

New construction of US homes have risen sharply in December, led by a surge in the single-family house sector, government data shows.

Church refugees finding homes - bishop

2014-12-29 20:38

The refugees about to be evicted from the Central Methodist Church in Johannesburg are finding their own accommodation, Bishop Paul Verryn says.

Lenasia land battle resolved – MEC

2014-11-25 08:37

Government has stopped the demolition of illegally constructed houses in Lenasia following a successful meeting with residents, Gauteng human settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo says.

Durban CBD slum lords rake in up to R500 000 a month

2014-11-22 09:53

Slum lords who have tapped into a multi-mullion rand trade by housing the poorest of the poor in squalid buildings in Durban's CBD, reportedly are earning as much as R500 000 a month.


Bid to have informal settlement auctioned off struck off roll

2015-03-21 07:15

A Johannesburg property developer's bid to stop the Plastic View informal settlement in the east of Pretoria from being auctioned has been struck from the urgent roll in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Elderly couple murdered for their flat - report

2015-02-27 12:55

An elderly couple found stabbed and burnt to death in their KwaZulu-Natal home may have been killed by people wanting to move into their flat, neighbours believe.

Cities to replace informal settlements - Gauteng MEC

2015-02-25 15:44

The building of new cities in Gauteng will address the mushrooming of informal settlements, Human Settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo says.

US home prices rise, service sector expands

2015-02-25 11:00

US home prices have risen again in December and activity in the services sector expanded in February, but a gauge of consumer confidence fell.


More than 200 000 university students as well as a further 400 000 Further Education and Training (FET) students were left without adequate housing when the university year kicked off at the beginning of February. Watch.

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UK house price growth slows again in January

2015-01-29 12:15

British house price growth has slowed on an annual basis for a fifth month in a row in January, figures from mortgage lender Nationwide shows.

No home for church refugees

2014-12-31 22:30

The new year brings an uncertain future for more than 500 people who are being evicted from the Central Methodist Church in Johannesburg, which has been a haven for refugees and homeless for the past 14 years.

Housing spend focuses on mine trouble spots

2014-12-02 12:00

The state has focused its informal settlement spending on troubled North West mining towns including Marikana, says Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

City evicts land invaders

2014-11-24 06:09

The City of Tshwane has over the weekend been dismantling shacks built illegally on government land in region seven, the office of the regional executive director says.

Women to get state house in case of divorce - Sisulu

2014-10-28 19:20

A law amendment is in the pipeline to ensure that if a couple in a free government house get divorced the house goes to the wife, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says.

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