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Housing spend focuses on mine trouble spots

2014-12-02 12:00

The state has focused its informal settlement spending on troubled North West mining towns including Marikana, says Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

City evicts land invaders

2014-11-24 06:09

The City of Tshwane has over the weekend been dismantling shacks built illegally on government land in region seven, the office of the regional executive director says.

Women to get state house in case of divorce - Sisulu

2014-10-28 19:20
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A law amendment is in the pipeline to ensure that if a couple in a free government house get divorced the house goes to the wife, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says.

Lwandle mass evictions illegal - Sisulu

2014-10-23 22:31

The mass eviction of more than 800 families from Sanral land in Lwandle near Somerset West earlier this year was illegal, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says.

No free housing for under 40s - Sisulu

2014-10-21 19:34
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Anyone younger than 40 will not get a free house from the government, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says.

Sisulu to establish housing ombudsman

2014-10-19 14:34

A housing ombudsman would be established to monitor policies and address issues in the housing sector, the department of human settlements says.

London house prices fall in September

2014-10-09 09:26

London house prices have fallen last month for the first time in more than three years, and prices nationwide showed their smallest increase in 15 months.

Lwandle report handed to Sisulu

2014-10-08 15:52

A report into the eviction of 800 families from Sanral-owned land in Lwandle, Cape Town, has been handed to Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

R1bn for MKVA housing backlog, says Sisulu

2014-10-06 20:40

The human settlements department will spend close to R1bn to deal with the backlog of housing for about 6 000 military veterans, says Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

One killed in Newclare protest

2014-10-06 11:00

Security guards at the Newclare train station, near Westbury in Johannesburg, have shot dead a man during a protest, police say.

China makes bold move to lift housing market

2014-09-30 14:15

China has cut mortgage rates for some home buyers for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis to help boost the economy.

QwaQwa farm evictions 'violated human rights'

2014-09-23 19:31

The SAHRC says the mass eviction of hundreds of residents who lived on a farm in QwaQwa, Free State, by the municipality earlier this year, is a violation of their human rights.

UK households income rising more quickly

2014-09-17 13:00

British households have seen their income from employment rise at the quickest pace in more than a year, according to a survey.

UK house prices rise at slowest pace in 2014

2014-09-11 11:46

British house prices have risen at the slowest pace, suggesting that higher interest rates has dampened buyer confidence, according to a survey.

Research groups expected at Lwandle inquiry

2014-09-10 08:31

Legal and policy research institutions are expected to make presentations at the Lwandle commission of inquiry.

Rubber bullets fired at Tembisa protesters

2014-09-02 16:42

Gauteng police say they are monitoring the situation in Tembisa after firing rubber bullets to disperse residents during a housing protest.

Household credit growth slows

2014-08-29 14:46

The year-on-year growth in outstanding credit balances within the household sector has slowed to 4.1% at the end of July, Absa says.

Sanral assured court order was valid - police

2014-08-26 17:48

Sanral's lawyers are sure their court order allowed them to remove people and structures off land in Lwandle, Cape Town, an inquiry has heard.

10 injured in Joburg eviction chaos

2014-08-25 21:10

Ten people have been injured in a confrontation between residents and sheriffs at flats in Joubert Park, Johannesburg following evictions.

US housing market improving

2014-08-19 16:00

US housing has rebounded strongly in July, pointing to momentum in the economy, but a moderate increase in consumer prices suggested the Federal Reserve.

Five years in jail for state land fraud

2014-08-17 18:17

A man found guilty on 94 counts of fraud relating to the sale of state land has been sentenced to five years in jail, the Gauteng human settlements department says.

Police testify at Lwandle inquiry

2014-08-08 14:03

The advocate for police officers who took part in the Lwandle evictions in Cape Town last month were carrying out their constitutional and statutory obligation to uphold public order.

Average house costs R959 000

2014-08-04 14:11

House prices are still growing, but at a slower pace, according to the latest FNB House Price Index.

British housing market stagnates

2014-07-31 19:00

British consumer morale has dipped for the first time in six months and house prices have stagnated, reports say.

Student: My possessions were demolished

2014-07-31 17:15

Structures erected on Sanral-owned land in Cape Town were demolished with possessions still inside, a student who lived there says.

 

Lenasia land battle resolved – MEC

2014-11-25 08:37

Government has stopped the demolition of illegally constructed houses in Lenasia following a successful meeting with residents, Gauteng human settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo says.

Durban CBD slum lords rake in up to R500 000 a month

2014-11-22 09:53
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Slum lords who have tapped into a multi-mullion rand trade by housing the poorest of the poor in squalid buildings in Durban's CBD, reportedly are earning as much as R500 000 a month.

Sisulu housing announcement insult to poor - EFF

2014-10-24 17:18
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EFF says Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu's announcement that people under the age of 40 will no longer receive free housing is an insult to the poor.

Dear Minister Sisulu, we did lose something to Apartheid

2014-10-22 08:00

Minister Linidiwe Sisulu's remark that people under 40 are not her priority for housing because they "lost nothing to Apartheid" is utterly arrogant, says Noluvuyo Mpekelana.

UK needs to build extra 60 000 homes: Lloyds

2014-10-21 11:30

Lloyds Banking Group says at least 60 000 new homes need to be built in Britain every year above the current level of supply to ease the country's housing shortage.

Mining housing of R2.1bn welcomed

2014-10-10 16:21

The Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources has welcomed the decision by government to ring-fence R2.1bn for housing implementation in distressed mining towns.

MEC promises Newclare houses

2014-10-09 07:48

Preparation for the construction of 172 houses in Newclare is set to resume, Gauteng human settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo says.

R1bn for MKVA housing backlog - Sisulu

2014-10-06 21:56

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says her department would spend close to R1bn to deal with the backlog of housing for about 6 000 military veterans.

Ennerdale protesters throw rocks at passing vehicles

2014-10-06 12:28

A protest in Ennerdale, Johannesburg continues, with residents throwing rocks at passing vehicles and burning tyres in the roads, police say.

Tshwane ordered to rebuild shacks

2014-10-01 13:02

The North Gauteng High Court has ordered the City of Tshwane to rebuild shacks it destroyed in Mamelodi East.

US new home sales at six-year high

2014-09-25 12:00

Sales of new US single-family homes have surged in August to their highest level in more than six years, a sign the housing recovery remains on course.

City was right to evict pensioner - ConCourt

2014-09-18 20:48

The City of Cape Town is right in evicting a pensioner from her home because of illegal activity on her property, the Constitutional Court has ruled.

Royal Bafokeng miners' home dreams come true

2014-09-17 09:30

Thanks to a R2.8bn project that will provide housing for all employees over the next five years, Royal Bafokeng Platinum miners are moving up in the world.

SAHRC : Evictions must involve 'ubuntu'

2014-09-10 14:48

Evictions of illegal land dwellers must be done humanely, the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said in Cape Town on Wednesday.

UK house price growth slows sharply

2014-09-08 11:00

British house prices have barely risen during August, adding to some other signs of moderation in the housing market.

Slump continues in China house prices

2014-09-01 11:00

China's home prices have fallen at a slower rate in August, as more local governments loosened purchasing restrictions to prop up sales.

Household sector weakening

2014-08-27 18:49

The household sector has continued to deteriorate, despite slight economic improvement in the second quarter of 2014, says FNB.

Lwandle eviction video raises objections

2014-08-26 16:06

A shortened video, showing residents and police facing off over shacks being removed in Cape Town, has been objected to by members of the Lwandle inquiry.

Daveyton protest on hold

2014-08-19 17:04

A protest in Daveyton has temporarily been suspended pending a meeting, Ekurhuleni metro police say.

Protesters blockade roads in Daveyton

2014-08-19 09:01
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People who were prevented from invading land in Daveyton have blockaded roads with rocks and other objects, according to Ekurhuleni metro police.

Lwandle police submission postponed

2014-08-08 18:13

The inquiry investigating the Lwandle evictions in Cape Town has been forced to adjourn after the SA Police Service failed to provide evidence timeously.

Angry Gauteng protesters stone cars

2014-08-07 08:25

Johannesburg metro police have advised motorists to avoid the R554 after Eikenhof residents threw stones at passing cars in a protest over the demolition of illegal shacks.

Woman weeps as she recalls Lwandle evictions

2014-07-31 21:01

A mother of four has cried as she recalled how she was separated from her son during demolitions on Sanral-owned land in Lwandle, Cape Town.

PE residents force anti-apartheid museum to close

2014-07-31 17:15

Residents have forced the closure of a museum honouring anti-apartheid heroes, accusing the authorities of building "a house for dead people" while they live in squalor.

R5bn allocated for Gauteng housing - MEC

2014-07-30 08:14

Gauteng’s Human Settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo has announced that the 2014/2015 budget for the provincial department is R5bn.

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