Soweto man’s house sold behind his back for R100

2016-10-20 09:24

Solomon Nhlapo, 65, is squatting in the Soweto house where his mother lived since 1965 after Nedbank bought it at a sheriff's auction for R100, despite the fact that it was paid up.

UK house-price growth cools to weakest in three years

2016-10-07 10:45

UK house-price growth cooled further in September, reflecting a weakening of demand after a surge in values stretched affordability.

The displacement phenomenon: Woodstock and Salt River

2016-09-22 10:36

Private developers and landlords in the Woodstock/Salt River area have been responsible for a wave of evictions for more than a decade,and the City of Cape Town shows little concern for the people affected by these 'market forces'.

ANC is behind Johannesburg land invasions - Mashaba

2016-09-09 14:05

The ANC is behind land invasions that have been reported in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg, according to the city's Mayor Herman Mashaba.

UK house-prices slide after Brexit vote

2016-08-05 11:15

UK house-prices have fallen by the most in five months after Britain’s decision to quit the European Union.

State offices instead of housing for the poor

2016-07-24 14:12

The proceeds from the contentious sale of Tafelberg School in Cape Town will be used to fund provincial offices, not social projects, it has emerged.

Meet Sandton's squatting jobless

2016-07-20 09:02

A little way down the road from the richest square mile in Africa, where millions are made and traded, smoke, rubbish and makeshift tents crowd a park in the heart of Sandton's Parkmore suburb.

Dream come true for KZN woman,105, as she gets new home

2016-07-06 07:26

Gogo Jabulile Zondi's dream of owning a house again has finally come true. At 105, she's been handed the keys to a brand new house.

Put low-cost housing in rich areas - Ehrenreich

2016-07-01 05:38

Integrating suburbs like Claremont and Constantia with low-cost housing will pay democratic dividends, Cosatu Western Cape provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich says.

Brexit to prolong housing woes: London broker

2016-06-27 11:00

Foxtons forecast lower 2016 revenue and profit as the UK’s decision to leave the European Union prolongs uncertainty in London’s residential property market.


US housing starts unexpectedly drop

2016-10-19 16:45

New-home construction in the US has unexpectedly fallen on a plunge in multifamily building while permits rose more than forecast.

Groot Marico residents given title deeds to houses

2016-10-01 20:14

A total of 360 title deeds have been handed over to disadvantaged communities in Groot Marico, the North West Department of Local Government and Human Settlements has said.

Ekurhuleni metro destroys illegal structures

2016-09-21 14:32

Ekurhuleni metro police have begun the process of confiscating and destroying any structures in Duduza which are in contravention of by-laws.

Woodstock tenants will fight against new 'forced removals' - NGO

2016-08-28 13:00

A protest by residents of Bromwell Street at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, Cape Town, has shown developers that residents will fight against continued "forced removals", an NGO says.

Two elderly North West women given new homes

2016-07-25 10:02

Two elderly women who have lived in shacks for most of their lives say they can sleep peacefully after they were given new houses in Naauwpoort.

Why investing in housing should be a savings priority

2016-07-22 20:00

Acquiring a house could be a substantial asset for retirement, which is why housing is among the top savings priorities for South Africans, research reveals.

'Forgotten' shackdwellers in their own 'republic'

2016-07-12 13:10

Forgotten is the word most shackdwellers living in Suiwerfontein, near George, use to describe their “republic”.

1000s comment on sale of Sea Point land - Western Cape govt

2016-07-01 21:15

The Western Cape government will approach the High Court to ask for more time to deal with public comment on the proposed sale of the Tafelberg property in Sea Point.

Cape Town promises first affordable housing in CBD since 1994

2016-06-30 20:39

A six-hectare portion of land under and between the unfinished freeways on the northern edge of Cape Town's CBD is to become affordable housing.

Zuma proud of 'mega' housing project in KZN

2016-06-23 17:55

President Jacob Zuma has given a “mega” housing project in Pietermaritzburg his stamp of approval.

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