ARTICLES RELATING TO HOUSING

US housing starts exceed estimates after stronger December

2017-02-16 16:04

Builders started work on more US homes than forecast in January after an upward revision to starts in the prior month; a sign construction was on a steady path entering 2017.

UK house prices climb as shortage of homes worsens

2017-02-13 10:15

The average price of a UK home has hit a new record in January, continuing an upward trend that’s in part being driven by a supply-demand imbalance.

Durban property owners urged to check new valuations roll

2017-02-11 11:17

The eThekwini Municipality is calling on all property owners to inspect the roll and lodge any objections if necessary following the release of the latest General Valuation Roll.

Quotes of the week

2017-02-03 19:54

A selection of quotes from some of the quirky and major stories of the past week.

Judgment reserved in Bromwell Street application

2017-02-01 21:03

The Woodstock Hub and the City of Cape Town want to recover legal costs from the 27 people taking them to court over their planned relocation, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

You can't pick your government house - Cape Town lawyer

2017-02-01 14:29

Nobody has the right to pick and choose where their house is when the government is providing it, a lawyer for the City of Cape Town has said.

Cape Town promises social housing in Woodstock

2017-01-31 21:16

The new District Six Community Health Centre is expected to be completed in April 2017.

Bromwell Street residents voice anger over judge's 'kitchen assistant' comment

2017-01-31 17:04

Tensions have run high in the Western Cape High Court when evicted Bromwell Street residents shouted at the judge after he questioned their spokesperson's knowledge on the matter, saying she was just a "kitchen assistant".

Ndifuna Ukwazi Law Centre to represent Bromwell Street residents

2017-01-31 05:44

The Ndifuna Ukwazi Law Centre will be in the Western Cape High Court to represent families facing eviction from Bromwell Street, Woodstock.

Bromwell Street tenants fear relocation to outskirts of Cape Town

2017-01-27 08:03

Families facing eviction from their Woodstock, Cape Town, homes say they will be left unemployed and their children without schools, should they be relocated to Wolwerivier.

 

Cape Town mayor inspects new ceilings on subsidised homes

2017-02-14 18:22

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has inspected new ceilings being fitted in government-subsided homes built between 1994 and 2005.

Wealthy turning Woodstock residents into refugees, says church

2017-02-13 08:01

Cape Town's Anglican Church has thrown its weight behind Woodstock's soon-to-be-evicted Bromwell Street residents, saying the City of Cape Town must find them accommodation closer to town.

Soweto man in court for trespassing in his own home

2017-02-11 09:34

Solomon Nhlapo, whose Soweto house Nedbank sold behind his back for R100 in 2014, appeared in the Protea Magistrate’s Court in Soweto this week charged with trespassing on his own property.

Wolwerivier emergency settlement area chosen on merit – City of Cape Town

2017-02-03 17:32

The City of Cape Town has defended the establishment of Wolwerivier as an emergency housing settlement, saying that area was chosen on "merit".

Patience runs thin as Tafelberg housing comment period is extended

2017-02-01 19:32

Domestic workers protested outside the Western Cape department of public works' offices after it granted a two-week extension to the deadline for comment on social housing in Sea Point.

Ekurhuleni to bolster fight against illegal land occupations

2017-02-01 08:30

The City of Ekurhuleni is set to launch a land occupation unit to address a growing scourge of land invasions in the region.

Bromwell Street judge stuns with court comments

2017-01-31 19:38

A Cape Town judge's comments about evicted Bromwell Street residents has left them and their supporters stunned.

Evicted Cape Town residents challenge city's emergency housing offer

2017-01-31 12:11

A group of Woodstock residents facing eviction to make way for developers in Bromwell Street, are challenging the emergency accommodation the City of Cape Town has offered them.

De Lille challenged on Bromwell relocation plans

2017-01-30 09:29

Housing rights NGO Ndifuna Ukwazi has accused Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille of not keeping her word to stop relocating evicted black and coloured people far away from the city.

Bromwell Street families want to be relocated close to home

2017-01-24 20:11

Families facing eviction from Bromwell Street, Woodstock, should be given temporary alternative accommodation close to the community from which they are being removed, Reclaim the City said.

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