ARTICLES RELATING TO HOUSING

North West housing project halted by angry residents

2019-10-01 14:11

Residents of Cyferskuil in the North West have brought a housing project in the village to a standstill.

Property auction disrupted after Woodstock family evicted from home of 43 years

2019-09-17 18:12

Housing and community activists disrupted a property auction in Mouille Point to protest against the eviction of 80-year-old Kenneth Blaine and his family, GroundUp reports.

England's housing crisis has gotten so bad that children are living in shipping containers. Nearly 400,000 more kids could be homeless soon.

2019-08-23 07:48

The Children's Commissioner's Office found families living in cramped shipping containers, bed and breakfasts, and converted office buildings.

City of Cape Town procurement process hobbling construction sector - industry body

2019-08-16 06:00

The slow tender and procurement processes of the City of Cape Town are further crippling property development and the construction sector in the city, claims the Western Cape Property Development Forum.

'I am beyond happy': Family of six no longer has to survive on one old age pension

2019-08-13 11:38

80-year-old Nothembinkosi Nontsasa had to live off her old age pension in two crumbling one-roomed mud houses in Flagstaff, Eastern Cape, and her children could not get ID documents. But, finally, their wait is over.

Kensington backyarders to join CT total shutdown protest

2019-08-08 05:29

About 50 people have met in Windermere, Kensington to discuss the community's plans for a total shutdown protest, hoping to draw attention to their repeated calls for housing, along with others across the Cape metro.

Gauteng MEC urges 133 Winnie Mandela residents to only use courts as last resort

2019-08-07 16:45

Gauteng Human Settlements, Urban Planning and Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile says he has noted that 133 residents of Winnie Mandela informal settlement are seeking constitutional damages against the Ekurhuleni Municipality.

Ten families living in the open after 35 households evicted in Nigel

2019-07-30 06:02

Ten families have been evicted from an old mine building where they had been living for 35 years.

'We are a forgotten people' - Residents of apartheid-era shack town still have no electricity, toilets

2019-07-27 06:58

People in Katilumla in the small Eastern Cape town of Lusikisiki, near Port St Johns, have been living without basic services for decades.

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Alexandra residents evicted in June to be resettled - Human Settlements MEC

2019-09-18 10:14

The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements has said a large number of Alexandra residents will be resettled after being evicted from the township in June.

'My RDP house robbed me of my legs'

2019-08-28 10:00

'I curse the day I received it from the government,' Nomvula Frans says of her RDP house in Khayamnandi, Despatch, in the Eastern Cape.

'Only death will separate me from my boys' - Evicted Nigel families fear separation from their children

2019-08-16 07:35

Families living in a dilapidated church in Nigel fear that their children will be taken from them by social workers who have declared their living conditions unsafe.

Unpaid housing contractors will get their money in 15 days, vows MEC Lebogang Maile

2019-08-15 08:12

Gauteng has a housing backlog of 1m, and this imposed an "enormous burden on government to deliver on our people's expectations".

Backyard dwellers slam Western Cape government over empty housing promises

2019-08-08 14:39

Gatvol Capetonians and its affiliates have slammed the Western Cape government, saying it has neglected to offer proper housing to backyard dwellers.

'Gatvol Capetonians' planning to shut down city on Thursday morning

2019-08-07 17:33

The 'Gatvol Capetonian' group is planning a "shutdown" of many arterial roads and highways leading in and out of central Cape Town in protest against issues faced largely by backyard dwellers.

Company leaves R164m housing project unfinished

2019-07-31 05:45

In 2014, a R164m tender to build more than 900 houses was awarded to Johannesburg-based company Siyavuna Trading. Last year the company went into voluntary liquidation.

Attitudes to land occupations have to change, say researchers

2019-07-29 13:37

The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa has released a series of reports on informal settlements

Social development department didn't know it had offices in Alexandra

2019-07-26 13:35

Six houses in Alexandra which were intended for Gauteng Department of Social Development facilities have been standing vacant for at least two years.

Housing beneficiaries warned about rules of selling their houses

2019-07-15 17:06

The Western Cape government has warned people who sell or rent houses received from the government that they will face criminal action if they do so outside the terms and conditions of receiving the home.

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