Officers dodge stones, respond with teargas and rubber bullets in Parkwood

2018-05-24 20:40

Law enforcement officials have dodged stones in Parkwood and responded with teargas and rubber bullets as housing-related unrest continued.

R2K condemns killing of Abahlali leader in Durban

2018-05-24 15:03

The Right2Know Campaign has condemned the assassination of S’fiso Ngcobo, chairperson of shack dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo in the Durban informal settlement of eKukhanyeni.

You don't have to feel guilty about living with your parents - unless you're not pulling your weight

2018-05-24 00:00

We're not all that 30 year son whose parents are trying to evict him from their house.

'Where will we go?' - Parkwood backyarders

2018-05-23 14:39

Western Cape Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela has assured Parkwood residents that a "lasting solution" will be found to end the problem of housing in the area, but has warned them that "we will not be able to provide houses for all of you at the same time".

Dunoon earmarked for housing, transport upgrades - City of Cape Town

2018-05-20 16:00

Major upgrades in housing and transport facilities in Dunoon are set to roll out shortly, the City of Cape Town has said.

Metros failed to spend millions

2018-05-20 00:01

Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni all have pressing housing crises yet they have failed to use the funds handed to them from Treasury.

CITY WARNS OWNERS WHO BUILD ILEGALLY

2018-05-17 18:30

GIVEN the demand for housing across Cape Town, property owners are increasingly taking advantage of the opportunity by converting buildings into rental units.

Rubber bullets fired during tense Hermanus standoff

2018-05-17 12:43

Police have fired rubber bullets to prevent a group of protesters from entering the Abagold abalone plant in Hermanus, a community activist has said, as tensions over housing mount in the region.

City of Cape Town to give shelters a boost for winter

2018-05-15 10:07

The City's "winter readiness plan" will add 276 beds for the homeless and supplies for seven organisations in Cape Town.

R10bn budget slash for human settlements department

2018-05-10 18:12

While there is an estimated housing backlog of 2.1 million, the Department of Human Settlements is on the receiving end of a R10bn budget cut over the medium term period.

 

Public Protector asked to step in to probe allegations of housing list corruption after Parkwood protests

2018-05-24 17:29

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been asked to probe claims of housing list corruption, says SA Human Rights Commission commissioner Chris Nissen.

Why megaprojects to deliver houses might not work

2018-05-24 10:58

Planned megaprojects should be evaluated with respect to their location, total cost to the state and long term sustainability, write Richard Ballard and Margot Rubin.

Olievenhoutbosch residents to be evicted from RDP houses by end of June, court rules

2018-05-23 15:12

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ordered that residents of Olievenhoutbosch in Centurion, who are illegally occupying RDP houses meant for residents of Mooiplaas informal settlement, be evicted by the end of June.

Teenager injured during protests in Parkwood

2018-05-20 18:20

A 15-year-old boy has been struck in the mouth by a projectile after officers reacted to being stoned and pelted with golf balls during violent protests over housing in Parkwood in Cape Town.

Violent protests over housing erupt in Parkwood in Cape Town

2018-05-20 11:45

Violent protests over housing have erupted in Parkwood in Cape Town, the City has said.

'What about Mount Pleasant?' - Now another Hermanus community also demands land

2018-05-18 12:51

A new group of Hermanus protesters has taken to the streets, littering roads, setting fires, and demanding that they too be given land.

Hermanus Schulphoek land owners agree to sell amid protests

2018-05-17 13:07

The owners of Schulphoek in Hermanus have agreed to sell land back to the government for homes for Zwelihle residents, Western Cape Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela has said.

'Everything went wrong' - tensions over land resurface in Hermanus

2018-05-16 13:08

Frustrated residents in Zwelihle, Hermanus are preparing to march to the municipality after the fragile truce over the handover of land collapsed.

Land reform and the housing backlog

2018-05-11 11:34

Measured in quantitative terms, the government’s housing achievements since 1994 have probably been its biggest success story. Has the time has arrived for a change of strategy with the focus now on land reform?

Westbury residents forced to live in dilapidated buildings

2018-05-10 09:02

Residents from Westbury in Johannesburg, an area overrun by drugs and violence, still have to live in dire and dilapidated buildings.

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