Woodstock residents win right to challenge City of Cape Town on housing

2018-08-15 14:05

Residents facing eviction from their homes in Bromwell Street, Woodstock, are entitled to challenge the City of Cape Town’s housing plan, the Western Cape High Court has ruled.

New owner breaks down house with tenants still living inside

2018-08-09 14:15

Three Woodstock families are battling in court to be allowed to stay in a house where some of them have lived for more than 30 years.

10 arrested during protest over evictions from Stellenbosch wine farm after occupation

2018-08-07 13:52

Ten people have been arrested for public violence during a protest over the eviction of a group of people who built shacks on a Stellenbosch wine farm without permission.

Parkwood housing project in Cape Town gets underway

2018-08-03 16:54

A team of engineers, planners and designers is set to visit seven sites next week where social and affordable housing will be built for backyarders in Parkwood and surrounding areas, but neighbours are worried about property values.

Why Woodstock Hospital has become a home for hundreds

2018-08-01 21:53

The Woodstock Hospital building is much nicer than the Helen Bowden Nursing Home opposite the Waterfront. The passages are well lit. There is electricity. The toilets flush and there are more taps for people to get water. The building is still in a fairly good condition.

8 KZN familes share one-room shack after losing homes in fire

2018-07-30 14:15

Since a fire destroyed their homes three weeks ago, eight Durban families have been living in a single dilapidated shack which usually serves as a church.

Specialist team to get the ball rolling for housing opportunities in CTown

2018-07-29 13:31

A resolution passed by City of Cape Town council earlier this week is expected to get the ball rolling in expediting housing opportunities across the city.

SAHRC conducts court-ordered Bo-Kaap visit following protests over developers

2018-07-25 21:02

The SAHRC says its first impressions of the situation were that the developments were affecting the character of the community, and that the City of Cape Town's town planning might have to be looked at.

Woodstock families given 8 months to vacate homes

2018-07-25 06:15

The magistrate has acknowledged that one of the key factors in the eviction is the gentrification of the Cape Town suburb.

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WATCH: Activists erect shack outside Zille's Cape Town home for Mandela Day

Residents from the Siqalo informal settlement in Cape Town have delivered a shack to Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's official residence for Mandela Day.

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Johannesburg is open for business, Herman Mashaba tells property investors

2018-08-14 17:14

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba is staying true to his word more than a year after he announced grand plans for the City of Johannesburg.

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'If a person must die then so be it' - Stellenbosch land invader

Land invaders who have built shacks on a property belonging to Louiesenhof Wine Estate in Stellenbosch say they will rebuild any demolished structures. Watch.

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We are not behind Stellenbosch wine farm occupation - EFF councillor

2018-08-06 18:32

The EFF has denied that it was behind an alleged Stellenbosch "land invasion" which escalated into clashes with police around Kayamandi.

Social housing: What if we can't pay the rent? ask Salt River families

2018-08-02 17:59

Residents fear that they will be left in transitional housing and not be able to come back to Pine Road once a planned development has been completed.

WATCH: No land and skyrocketing rent prices - This is where poor people live in 'cages'

2018-07-31 20:41

Behind the facade of Hong Kong's dazzling skyscrapers lies the shadow world where families are forced to live in appallingly cramped conditions in one of the most expensive cities in the world.

18 people charged over Hermanus protest to apply for bail

2018-07-30 09:36

A group of 18 people will apply for bail in the Hermanus Magistrate's Court after being charged for crimes related to a protest earlier this month.

Room with a view: Occupiers explain why they've moved into dilapidated Waterfront property

2018-07-28 11:05

The large four-storey building with sprawling grounds has been unlawfully occupied by people working or studying nearby for over a year.

Cape Town's neglected council flats

2018-07-25 10:47

The City says it will spend R147m on upgrades to the rental units it owns.

Cape Town's Freeway Foreshore Project might be back on again

2018-07-22 18:44

Cape Town's Foreshore Freeway Projects is not "dead and buried" and the City will go back to the drawing board to find another way of making the project work, Mayor Patricia De Lille says.

Funeral business adds more life to Calgro M3

2018-07-18 12:02

Residential property development remains the mainstay of Calgro M3’s business, with a pipeline of R25.3bn consisting of 54 376 opportunities, but it also has big plans to expand its funeral business.

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