ARTICLES RELATING TO HOUSING

US housing construction surges to 7-year high

2015-05-21 08:33

US new home construction has jumped to its strongest pace in more than seven years in April, leaving behind the winter slowdown.

Cape Town man jailed for housing fraud

2015-05-08 18:30

A former investigator in the City of Cape Town’s Ombudsman’s office was jailed for four years for fraudulently receiving R1 200 to help a woman who wanted to buy her rented council house.

Foreigners here legally need housing too – Lindiwe Sisulu

2015-05-07 16:21

If South Africa is to heal itself of the long-term effects of xenophobia, it must find a way to ensure that those who are in the country legally have somewhere to live.

UK house price growth hits 10-month high

2015-04-29 12:15

British house prices have risen at the fastest monthly pace since last June, another sign the housing market might be starting to regain momentum.

Mpisane’s RDP project dealt big blow

2015-04-22 14:47

Durban businessman Sbu Mpisane has been dealt a major blow, as funds for his Umlazi RDP construction project have run dry.

Asking prices for homes in England hit new high

2015-04-20 10:30

Asking prices for homes on sale in England and Wales have hit an all-time in the month to early April, pushed up by a fall in the number of properties on the market.

Shock report on illegal occupation of RDP houses

2015-04-10 16:31

The illegal occupation of Nelson Mandela Bay RDP houses is out of control, with a preliminary audit revealing that as many as 30% of all RDP houses in the Bay could be illegally occupied.

Gauteng premier: Collapse in government planning

2015-04-07 12:53

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says there's been a virtual collapse in government planning, and municipalities should go back to the old city planning model.

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.

 

Hundreds of homes being built on Lonmin land

2015-05-12 10:00

The national department of human settlements is in the process of building hundreds of houses on land donated by Lonmin, says the Minister of Human Settlements.

UK house prices rise faster than expected

2015-05-08 11:30

British house prices have risen faster than forecast in April, showing some signs of recovering from a slowdown in late 2014 on the back of low mortgage rates.

R4.6bn set aside for Nelson Mandela Bay housing

2015-04-30 19:02

The government is going to spend a whopping R4.6bn on housing projects in the Nelson Mandela Metro.

US new home sales plunge in March

2015-04-23 16:41

Sales of new US homes have plunged in March after a sharp rise in February, according to a report by the Commerce Department.

Denel land grab case to be heard in June

2015-04-21 18:00

Although the matter of housing is urgent in South Africa, the Western Cape High Court can only hear cases regarding a land grab in Khayelitsha in June because legal processes need to be followed, Judge Siraj Desai has ruled.

Australian professionals fill mining jobless gap

2015-04-20 09:45

As Australia's cooling mining sector lays off workers, an army of white-collar professionals is filling the employment gap, courtesy of a housing sector.

Contractors inspect EFF house in Nkandla

2015-04-07 16:25

The woman living in the controversial EFF-donated house in Nkandla has confirmed that contractors came to inspect her house that is busy falling apart.

Gauteng to launch mega housing project

2015-04-07 10:52

Gauteng's MEC for human settlements Jacob Mamabolo is set to present a "Mega Projects" proposal aimed at creating "sustainable human settlements" in the province.

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.

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