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'Nowhere to hold my brother's funeral,' says pensioner waiting for a house

2017-11-15 07:20

Pensioner Mirriam Zondi says that when her brother, Mthokozisi, died "neighbours had to donate bricks so that I had a shelter to accommodate mourners".

'They chucked me out like a dog' - evicted Woodstock resident

2017-11-01 14:05

After calling Roodebloem Mansions in Cape Town home for more than a quarter of a century, Carmina Vieira and her family have been forced to move.

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WATCH: Mayoral mansion in Tshwane will be sold 'to build 40 - 50 houses'

Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga is taking from the city and giving to the poor by placing the mayoral mansion on sale, with the proceeds going to the building of houses for those in need. Watch.

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The poor of Blinkbonnie Road, Durban

2017-10-19 09:12

Fifty families living in poverty, squalor in Durban, continue to face the wrath of authorities.

Wolseley residents complain of no refuse collection for 5 years

2017-10-10 07:37

Residents who moved to Zakhele in Wolseley say the municipality hasn't provided any basic services despite them paying for it.

One pit toilet for 20 families

2017-10-04 11:11

In Masibulele Informal Settlement in Mdantsane, up to 20 families have to share one pit toilet.

Durban shack dwellers blame eThekwini municipality for ‘illegal demolitions’

2017-10-02 20:22

Shack dwellers from Blinkbonnie Road in Bonela, Durban have accused the eThekwini municipality of being "brutal" and defying a court order which prevents them from demolishing their shacks.

64-year-old Duncan Village resident has to walk 1km to the toilet

2017-09-28 06:20

Residents of Holomisa informal settlement in Duncan Village, East London have complained that long-promised RDP houses have still not been delivered.

Homeless and in a wheelchair at 63

2017-09-23 13:30

Pensioner Zolile Ncapayi is 63 and unable to walk and sleeps on the floor of his neighbour's shack in East London.

Refilwe housing project to give dignity to beneficiaries

2017-09-22 08:17

Project Tirane, a R161m housing project in Refilwe township in Cullinan, east of Pretoria, will help dismantle the legacy of townships and give residence dignity, says Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga.

 
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No end to suffering in sight for families evicted from hijacked buildings

For four months, former Cape York and Fattis Mansions residents have been sharing temporary accommodation next to Wembley Stadium. Living conditions have become unbearable for the community. Watch.

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Eviction and the law: what the Constitutional Court says

2017-11-01 08:07

A case involving an eviction order against people occupying houses on a farm near Paarl shows that there are limits to what the Constitutional Court is willing to do when it comes to disputes about how resources are spent.

Activists take on City over R10bn development for the 'super wealthy'

2017-10-20 20:44

Activist organisation Reclaim the City says the City of Cape Town should be ashamed for approving the R10bn Harbour Arch development in the CBD.

US home construction tumbles 4.7% in September

2017-10-18 16:13

US home construction has slid 4.7% in September, reflecting weakness in both single-family activity and apartment buildings.

Cape Town extends deadline for applications for rates rebates for poor households

2017-10-06 20:53

Capetonians who are living with disabilities or who are on pension have been given a breather to submit their applications for rates rebates, says the city council.

Waiting period on Cape Town's housing list is 60 years, meeting told

2017-10-03 06:55

The waiting period on the City of Cape Town’s housing list is roughly 60 years, according to Stuart Wilson, director of the Socio-Economic Rights Institute.

Tired of waiting for government, Pietermaritzburg residents build their own mud houses

2017-09-29 05:05

Tired of waiting for government housing, some residents in France location, Pietermaritzburg, have started building their own homes out of mud.

Mashaba: Task team to investigate Lenasia eviction deaths

2017-09-26 07:08

An independent task team is set to probe allegations of political interference during evictions in Unaville, Lenasia, where two people died, says City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba.

WATCH: Two people killed during tense land clash in Lenasia

2017-09-22 12:37

Two people have been killed and a second has been shot and wounded during a tense clash over land in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg.

6-month promise on RDP houses stretches to 9 years and counting

2017-09-21 08:30

Nine years ago, families moved to Mdantsane on the understanding that RDP houses would be ready for them in six months. They are still living in container homes.

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