Mamelodi residents clash over basic services

2017-06-22 14:38

Residents of an informal settlement next to Mahube Valley Extension One in Mamelodi say they are surrendering after clashes with their neighbours.

Masiphumelele residents question City of Cape Town’s compliance with court interdict

2017-06-22 05:34

Masiphumelele residents believe the City of Cape Town has not held up its end of a court order which prevents further structures from being erected at two vacant plots in the area.

14 people live in a one-room shack

2017-06-20 10:13

Nomthandazo Mandoyi shares her one-roomed shack with 13 other family members in eMaxelegwini Informal Settlement, Mdantsane NU1. None of them have paid work.

Khayelitsha backyarders clash with police

2017-06-19 10:05

At least six Khayelitsha residents are expected to appear in court after violent clashes broke out between police and the group reoccupying vacant land in the area.

Housing: Help is at hand

2017-06-11 06:10

Government sets out multipronged approach to increased demand for homes in urban areas, writes Lindiwe Sisulu.

I can't keep 'using children's grant money to pay rent' - resident after shack torn down

2017-06-06 12:49

The City of Cape Town’s Anti-Land Invasion Unit demolished a number of shacks at Xhwithinja on the corner of Emms Drive and Lansdowne Road in Philippi. Most people have nowhere else to go, with some barely surviving on grants.

Couple to receive a house after 50 years in a shack

2017-06-02 10:39

Georgina Boois is 75 years old and a grandmother of 15 children. She has lived over 50 years of her life in a two-bedroomed shack, but soon, she hopes, she will have a proper house of her own.

UK home prices fall for third month

2017-06-01 11:32

UK house prices have fallen for a third month in May, the worst streak for the market in eight years, according to Nationwide Building Society.

UK mortgage approvals fall, unsecured credit remains strong

2017-05-31 13:11

UK mortgage approvals have fallen to a seven-month low in a sign the housing market is slowing, though Britons are continuing to take advantage of low interest rates.

RDP recipients want mouldy, cracked houses fixed

2017-05-31 05:43

Providing homes to people who cannot afford to buy their own is only the first part of the challenge for the government.


Houses petrol-bombed during Mamelodi protest

2017-06-22 09:31

Houses have been petrol-bombed in Mamelodi overnight during a protest, apparently over a damaged power transformer.

'This is not a place for human beings'

2017-06-21 05:49

Blikkiesdorp, also known as 'Tin Can Town', is found out of sight in Delft, about 25km out of Cape Town. "People want to get out of here. They don’t want to live here," says a resident.

Khayelitsha land occupiers granted bail

2017-06-20 08:09

Six people involved in the "Town Two" land occupation arrest have been granted bail after appearing in the Khayelitsha Magistrate Court on charges of public violence.

ANALYSIS: Court ruling protects people from homelessness

2017-06-13 05:17

The Constitutional Court has handed down a judgment, which clarifies the role of judges in eviction proceedings and is a victory for unrepresented people facing eviction.

UK housing emits 'ominous' signals amid market imbalances

2017-06-08 10:40

UK's housing shortage and continued growth in prices means the property market is showing increasing signs of dysfunction, according to a report.

District Six claimants demand answers from government

2017-06-02 20:59

Families which were forcibly removed from District Six during the apartheid era want answers from the land reform department.

'Why we will die fighting for a decent place to stay' - land occupier

2017-06-02 07:10

A group of Khayelitsha backyarders, who orchestrated a large land occupation in Cape Town, have vowed to continue their fight for land.

Rocky start to re-blocking at Imizamo Yethu

2017-06-01 06:49

More than a month ago, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille said the whole community had given the go-ahead for re-blocking following a deadly fire.

The builder of the future

2017-05-31 11:50

Moladi founder Hennie Botes has developed a way to build houses and social infrastructure faster and cheaper, without jeopardising the structural integrity of buildings.

Zuma, govt officials return to Elsies with more promises

2017-05-30 22:36

President Jacob Zuma and a convoy of government officials have descended on Elsies River with a bag full of promises after the murder of Courtney Pieters.

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