ARTICLES RELATING TO HOUSING

'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.

Komponi occupiers told to fend for themselves

2019-07-06 17:15

About 60 families who moved into vacant prefabricated units in Komponi NU4 in Mdantsane will have to fend for themselves, according to Ward 17 councillor, Pumla Yenana.

Western Cape govt warns about fake housing allocation letter

2019-07-03 17:08

Western Cape residents have been warned about a bogus letter purporting to be from the provincial "department of housing", allocating houses to people.

 

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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Sisulu vows housing dept will be the 'first expropriator' of state-owned land

2019-07-09 20:27

Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu says her department will be the first to use a constitutional amendment that will enable the expropriation of land without compensation, starting with state-owned land in Cape Town.

The elephant in the room: The crisis of SA's porous borders

2019-07-04 10:56

The issue of undocumented persons is a pressing matter. We must be frank and honest with one another as is expected of people who hold the interests of South Africa close to heart, writes Herman Mashaba.

JMPD official suspended for alleged involvement in Alex demolitions

2019-07-02 17:32

An investigation into who exactly approved the demolition of more than 80 structures in Alexandra is underway.

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