ARTICLES RELATING TO HOUSING

How to buy your first house in 2016

2016-01-27 13:04

Planning on buying a home? Albertus van Staden, head of credit at FNB Housing Finance, talks about some of the factors you need to consider before buying a home in a tough economic climate.

Former Cape Town DA councillor arrested

2015-12-21 16:59

Former DA ward councillor, Irma Jackson, has been arrested on charges of fraud after being caught allegedly selling subsidised houses in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town.

London to lead 2016 housing slowdown

2015-12-04 12:30

London’s housing market will suffer most in 2016 as stretched affordability in the UK undermines demand, according to Halifax.

Don't wait for free houses - Makhura

2015-11-11 21:37

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has called on residents, who can afford to build their own houses, not to wait for RDP houses from the government.

Municipality breaks down shacks for multi-billion rand project

2015-10-22 07:05

The Bushbuckridge municipality in Mpumalanga says it has been forced to remove shacks after residents invaded land earmarked for a multi-billion rand project.

'I did not swear from the podium' - De Lille

2015-10-02 19:21

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has denied claims that she swore from the podium as chaos broke out at a community meeting in Bonteheuwel.

How can the city do this? - Durban residents facing eviction

2015-09-30 15:18

About 200 Westgate Gardens residents are living on edge as rumours circulate that they may be evicted to make way for Umkonto weSizwe military veterans.

Soshanguve ward councillor accused of fraud, corruption

2015-09-28 09:04

A Soshanguve ward councillor has been accused of fraud and corruption following disputes over stands in the area.

Tsietsi residents conned into buying land 'illegally'

2015-09-10 12:33

Two shack dwellers have spent a combined R17 500 trying to secure land that they can call home at the Tsietsi informal settlement in Palm Ridge, Katlehong - only to find that the land was sold to them illegally.

Durban officials to meet disgruntled residents after N2 protest

2015-09-01 11:36

The eThekwini Municipality says it will meet residents from the Ridge View transit camp after they burnt tyres and barricaded the N2 highway.

 

100 transit camp families in Durban get new homes for Christmas

2015-12-21 19:41

More than 100 families who have been living in the Polokwane transit camp in Durban have been moved to their new government homes in Cornubia.

'Forgotten' shack dwellers deliver ultimatum to govt

2015-12-04 14:01

Shack dwellers living in the "forgotten" Klipheuwel informal settlement near Durbanville have given local and provincial governments until the end of December to improve their living conditions or face unrest.

UK mortgage approvals rise on housing demand

2015-11-30 15:46

UK mortgage approvals have risen in October, indicating continued robust demand in the housing market.

City of Cape Town to appeal court ruling against bus route

2015-10-26 20:01

The City of Cape Town has applied for leave to appeal the judgment and order that stops it from evicting residents and demolishing homes in South Road to make way for the Wynberg MyCiTi route.

Newcastle raises the bar

2015-10-19 10:14

Without any external loans taken this year to fund Newcastle Municipality’s many innovative projects, the growing town may well be one of the most well-oiled municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal.

'I’m scared of living in my cracked house'

2015-10-01 11:02

A Pretoria woman says she is living on prayers as she watches the walls of her house crack.

Redhill’s ruins: Cape Town’s 'other' District Six

2015-09-28 12:40

“I was about 9 years old. My parents got a letter and we were told that we couldn’t stay here anymore. I couldn’t understand why. I was heartbroken,” says Margaret Constant , a former resident of Redhill Village in Simon's Town.

‘No warning’ before city destroyed homes

2015-09-17 11:01

Residents of Ezinketheni, near Northdale, said they have absolutely no idea why their houses were demolished by the Msunduzi Municipality.

Fed up with home delays

2015-09-07 09:19

FAMILIES who have been promised proper housing in the KwaPata area near Edendale will have to wait another three years for their homes.

Protest halts housing project in Langa

2015-08-25 15:09

Construction on the City of Cape Town’s flagship hostel transformation project in Langa has been suspended due to ongoing protest action in the area, the city has said.

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