ARTICLES RELATING TO HOUSING

SANDF accused of trying to illegally evict Marievale residents

2017-05-26 15:30

The SANDF is trying to illegally evict around 600 people living on a run-down military base in Marievale, Johannesburg, the chairperson of the resident's association claims.

Biggest land occupation in Cape Town in recent years is taking place

2017-05-24 08:32

Tensions have simmered in Khayelitsha as residents flout interdicts preventing occupation of open land at a number of sites.

Service delivery protesters block roads in Diepkloof

2017-05-19 18:46

Drivers have had to find alternative routes as the intersection at Immink street and Eben Cuyler drive in Diepkloof, Soweto was barricaded by service delivery protesters.

Judge defends 'kitchen assistant' remarks

2017-05-18 15:36

High Court acting Judge Leslie Weinkove has defended some of his remarks that sparked an application to have him recused in the Bromwell Street eviction case.

Sisulu’s lawsuit against WC gov will help reverse apartheid – WC ANC

2017-05-12 18:57

The Western Cape ANC has welcomed Human Settlements minister Lindiwe Sisulu decision to take the Western Cape government to court over the sale of the Tafelberg property saying it will help reverse the legacy of apartheid.

'We live in squalor' - Ennerdale residents

2017-05-11 20:46

Leone Constable, a 38-year-old Ennerdale resident, knows no life other than squalor.

HOT TOPIC: 5 flashpoints in SA right now

2017-05-09 14:06

Fire, death and destruction has descended over parts of South Africa over the last few weeks with recent violent protests and the threat of an all-out criminal underworld war imminent.

Zuma must provide houses - Eldorado Park protester

2017-05-08 12:31

Violent protests in Eldorado Park are out of desperation for proper housing, says one resident.

Protesters block roads around Eldorado Park

2017-05-08 07:40

Protest action has been sparked by Eldorado Park residents, who have blockaded roads around the area, heavily affecting traffic.

DA pats itself on back on housing for military vets

2017-05-05 16:27

After military veterans complained that the government neglects their needs, the DA responded that housing for military veterans is a priority for the DA-led Western Cape government.

 

Protesters petrol bomb metro bus in Roodepoort

2017-05-24 16:14

Protesters from the Princess informal settlement in Roodepoort, Johannesburg have petrol bombed a metro bus injuring four people, Johannesburg Metro Police says.

Joburg budget: Residents to fork out more

2017-05-23 21:05

Johannesburg Finance MMC Rabelani Dagada has said that a minimum of 60% of capital expenditure will be directed towards projects in poor areas in the city.

Sisulu to launch Human Settlements bank

2017-05-18 16:01

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has announced that she will launch a departmental development bank this week.

Finetown, Ennerdale take Mashatile to task over housing

2017-05-12 20:57

Gauteng Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements MEC, Paul Mashatile, has conceded that government had dragged its feet in terms of service delivery and apologised to the Ennerdale and Finetown communities.

Domestic worker wins battle to upgrade her dwelling

2017-05-11 22:57

A Stellenbosch domestic worker will be allowed to upgrade her quarters at her own expense after a long battle with the farm owners she had worked for was concluded in the Constitutional Court.

UPDATE: Violent protests continue at hotspots across SA

2017-05-10 13:32

There has been an escalation in violent protests over the past few weeks and protests continue unabated over parts of South Africa. Angry residents have taken to the streets over a range of issues, including service delivery, housing and racial tension.

AS IT HAPPENED: Police fire rubber bullets to disperse Ennerdale protesters

2017-05-09 09:30

Police have dispersed crowds with rubber bullets and at least one Ennerdale resident has been arrested as community members and police clash during protest action related to housing and service delivery.

'I got out and ran' - man whose truck was burnt in Eldorado Park protest

2017-05-08 09:12

The man whose truck was burnt during protests around Eldorado Park and Freedom Park, south of Johannesburg, has described running away after coming face to face with violent residents.

134 year old woman receives a helping hand

2017-05-05 18:22

Johanna Ramatse who may well be the oldest living person in the world at 134 years old has become the proud owner of a refurbished house in Stinkwater township.

Pietermaritzburg housing project remains incomplete four years later

2017-05-05 09:13

Families who are set to benefit from the Vulindlela Development Association (VDA) housing project in Pietermaritzburg have been waiting four years for their homes to be completed.

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