Cape Town agrees to transfer R114.3m Salt River site for 10% of its value for housing

2018-12-13 20:19

The City of Cape Town has agreed, "in principle", to sell the Salt River Market site to a "social housing institution" for 10% of its market value for an 820 unit mixed-use development, it says.

Old Cape Town hospital site to become home to thousands in R3bn development

2018-12-07 05:20

The Western Cape Cabinet has approved a R3bn development where Conradie Hospital in Cape Town used to be.

When can a landlord evict law-abiding tenants to renovate?

2018-12-06 09:08

More than 50 tenants of a derelict building in Hillbrow have taken their landlord to the Constitutional Court.

Bo-Kaap Youth Movement calls for 'peaceful and positive' solution to development impasse

2018-12-02 06:56

"As a community we need to strive to adapt to change, yet uphold our rich cultural and religious beliefs and practices," says Yasin Moses, an executive member of the Bo-Kaap Youth Movement, during its first press conference in Cape Town.

WATCH: Pensioner's home on verge of collapse after municipal roadworks

Dora Mamba's lifelong dream of being a homeowner began to crumble when her home started cracking after municipal work. Watch.

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Mashaba orders audit to establish legal status of those occupying City property

2018-11-20 19:24

City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says he has ordered an audit into the legal status of those occupying City properties.

WATCH: 'I don't know where I'm sleeping tonight' - Joe Slovo informal settlement evictee

Eighteen families who refused to vacate a piece of land meant for a housing project in Joe Slovo, Langa have been evicted.

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'We are only good for votes,' say Cato Crest families

2018-11-07 10:06

Families who were evicted from Cato Crest in Durban have cleared space in a nearby forest to build themselves Ekhanana - a "Place of Hope".

Project back on track

2018-11-05 15:03

After waiting for more than five years since the concrete slabs were thrown, the residents of Mafakathini, in Vulindlela, will finally have their houses built.

City of Cape Town delays decision on social housing project

2018-10-26 07:19

The City of Cape Town's decision on the sale of City-owned land to housing non-profit organisation Communicare for redevelopment for social housing, has been pushed back.


More than half the plots earmarked for backyarders in Cape Town's southern suburbs are on wetlands

2018-12-13 11:13

More than 60 properties on at least 100 hectares of land have been identified for possible housing developments in several Cape Town southern suburb areas. But more than half of them are on wetlands.

Crane delays: Bo-Kaap residents cheer as developer's crane barred from area temporarily

2018-12-06 13:29

Bo-Kaap residents' fight to stop developments in the area has been temporarily postponed – meaning construction company Blok could not start with developments.

Activists remove shacks from prime land in Cape Town CBD, following court interdict

2018-12-05 14:08

An order of the Western Cape High Court has brought protest action by Reclaim the City on Site B in the Cape Town inner city to an abrupt end.

District Six land claims victory: 'It is about my healing'

2018-11-26 20:48

The Western Cape High Court has ordered the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform to start work immediately on a restitution plan for people evicted from District Six during apartheid.

Gauteng government seeks help spending its RDP budget

2018-11-21 05:27

Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Uhuru Moiloa has plans to exhaust the RDP construction budget by the end of the financial year and he needs help.

A 25-year wait for housing: 'Will we die living in these shacks on the mountain slopes?'

2018-11-09 16:48

The small community of Redhill, on the mountain slopes overlooking Simon's Town, is home to 652 households, according to the City of Cape Town, including 182 families who rent from other families.

UK house prices rise at slowest pace in 5 years

2018-11-07 12:30

UK house prices are increasing at the slowest annual pace in five years, according to mortgage lender Halifax.

City of Cape Town destroys shacks rebuilt by fire victims

2018-11-06 12:05

The City of Cape Town’s anti-land invasion unit has demolished 21 shacks built by people who lost their homes in a fire in Overcome Heights.

New land protest in Hermanus area over emergency housing plan

2018-11-02 12:40

Police and protesters have clashed over land in Hermanus again - this time after Mount Pleasant residents erected shacks near the R43 after they were not mentioned in the council's emergency housing plans.

WATCH: Lehae RDP invaders vow to stay

Residents of Lehae, south of Johannesburg, who invaded vacant RDP houses, say they will not be shaken in their resolve after the police evicted them from the houses.

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