Court orders City of Cape Town's Brett Herron to explain emergency housing options

2018-03-14 09:10

Magistrate Paul Jethro has ordered the City of Cape Town's Brett Herron and an official from the housing department to explain where it plans to house a group of Woodstock occupants facing eviction.

Woman assaulted outside Luthuli House gets new home thanks to crowdfunding campaign

2018-03-01 05:38

A crowdfunding campaign has paid for a new home for the woman who was photographed while being kicked and assaulted during a BLF 'Hands off Zuma' protest outside Luthuli House.

'I will not fight with the people' says Gugs landowner following occupations

2018-02-23 05:45

Gugulethu backyarders have occupied three pieces of open land, saying they are tired of being overlooked by government when it comes to housing.

Woodstock residents to tell their own stories in bid to save their homes

2018-02-19 17:21

Some Woodstock residents will testify in court in a bid to explain why the eviction orders against them should be set aside.

Court victory for victims of Mooiriver fire

2017-12-22 07:05

Mpofana Municipality must provide accommodation for nearly 200 residents who became homeless and moved into the Mooiriver town hall before it can evict residents, a High Court has ruled.

Nyanga wheelchair-bound grandfather receives new home

2017-12-20 05:46

After living in a backyard dwelling for five years, a 66-year-old wheelchair-bound grandfather and his family have finally moved into a place that they can call home.

New resistance to spatial transformation claims in City of Cape Town saga

2017-12-05 18:14

Divisions within the City of Cape Town are becoming even more apparent, with transport and urban development mayoral committee member Brett Herron saying spatial development policies have indeed received resistance.

Stellenbosch protesters claim luxury developer broke promise over houses

2017-11-24 21:14

Police are monitoring a protest near the Longlands development near Stellenbosch amid claims that a developer has reneged on a promise to build houses for farmworkers.

Mashaba returns 3 hijacked Joburg buildings to rightful owners

2017-11-21 13:48

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has announced that three hijacked buildings in the city had been returned to their rightful owners.

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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Gugulethu occupiers call for City to buy them land

2018-03-06 13:36

Residents of Gugulethu have vowed to take to the streets if Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille does not resolve the township’s homelessness crisis at a community meeting.

WATCH: 4 arrested as Gugulethu protesters demand land for housing

2018-02-26 16:57

Main roads in Gugulethu have been strewn with bricks and traffic lights have been vandalised by residents demanding land for adequate housing.

Foreshore development violates Cape Town's transport policy, say experts

2018-02-22 12:45

Plans for the R8bn development of Cape Town's Foreshore have been slammed by experts, who say they violate the City's own transport policy.

Disaster highlights poor building standards

2018-01-07 06:12

The severe hailstorm and strong winds which wreaked havoc in parts of Johannesburg and claimed two lives last weekend have left people doubting the capacity of government’s housing agency to enforce proper construction standards.

UK housing market projected to be lifeless in 2018

2017-12-20 10:38

UK house prices will stagnate next year, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

What happens when people in state housing cannot pay the rent?

2017-12-06 06:35

There are over 700 families living in Steenvilla, and only a few dozen have defaulted regularly on their rent since the complex started in 2010. But what happens when people in social housing can no longer afford to pay rent?

Zuma promised me a house, says 73-year-old who sleeps, cooks and baths in one room

2017-12-04 05:30

Mbuso Mkhize uses a wheelchair after losing his left arm and leg. President Jacob Zuma promised him a house, but four years later and he is living alone in dilapidated mud home.

Social housing eviction protest turns violent in Cape Town

2017-11-23 11:29

Police have used stun grenades to disperse protesters in Steenberg, Cape Town.

'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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