The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Urgent attention must be given to those who have nowhere else to go, those facing life on the streets and those in emergency alternative accommodation living in conditions that could foster the spread of Covid-19, the groups have said.
Families are reluctant to give up their homes, despite threat of sinkholes. They refuse to relocate, saying the RDP houses offered are too small to accommodate them and their assets.
The Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements has made an about turn by taking up the task of rebuilding more than 100 RDP cement foundations in Despatch.
District Six land claimants, their legal team and experts seemingly support the land reform department's plan for the redevelopment of the area.
The City of Cape Town has refused to say how many shacks were demolished in Zweledinga informal settlement in Khayelitsha at the weekend.
Willowfontein residents are fed up with broken promises by government officials.
Gauteng MEC for Cogta Lebogang Maile gives the City of Tshwane strict deadlines to fix the City or face being placed under administration.
An informal settlement in the centre of Boom Street in Marabastad in Pretoria has become commonly known as 'Little Zimbabwe' on account of the number of Zimbabwean nationals living there.
While Durban families living in danger due to the recent torrential rains have been evacuated, eThkekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda says he wants to prevent the loss of life in the future and that planning is under way.
A fire gutted 97 shacks, leaving 164 people homeless in Jika Joe informal settlement in Pietermaritzburg over the weekend.
A number of residents in Zweledinga informal settlement in Khayelitsha have spent the weekend out in the cold after the City of Cape Town demolished their shacks and confiscated their building materials
The City of Cape Town says phase two of the multi-million rand Bothasig social housing project is on track for completion within the next year.
Residents of the Jika Joe informal settlement in Pietermaritzburg relocated after a devastating fire in December are demanding to be moved to a more suitable site.
The sale of the multimillion-rand City of Tshwane mayoral house is set to yield 40 houses for the elderly and disabled in Atteridgeville.
The ANC councillor's office in Ward 15, Mamelodi, that was torched over the weekend, has been the target of destruction before, Gauteng Human Settlements, Urban Planning and Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile confirms.
Gloria Matebe collected the wood to build her new home from a nearby dumpsite.
A resident of C Section in Lindelani, Durban has been hailed a local hero after he saved three children trapped inside a burning shack.
The shack made headlines back in May when it was listed for $2.5 million. It has received two price cuts since September.
The hearing on the eviction of 76 families from a state-owned farm outside Stellenbosch has been postponed by the Western Cape High Court at the request of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.
There were a couple of big-hitter property transactions in an otherwise depressed residential market.
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