Social justice groups call for urgent ban on evictions during coronavirus crisis

2020-03-21 13:09

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.

WATCH | Two Khutsong families won't budge even though sinkholes may swallow up their homes

2020-03-12 05:42

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.

Human Settlements to rebuild foundations of over 100 Eastern Cape RDP houses

2020-03-11 09:07

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 optimistic about R1.5bn redevelopment plan

2020-02-04 05:34

District Six land claimants, their legal team and experts seemingly support the land reform department's plan for the redevelopment of the area.

City of Cape Town refuses to say how many shacks were demolished at the weekend

2020-01-21 08:23

The City of Cape Town has refused to say how many shacks were demolished in Zweledinga informal settlement in Khayelitsha at the weekend.

Residents hope government officials 'will feel their pain' when they travel on potholed road

2020-01-18 07:59

Willowfontein residents are fed up with broken promises by government officials.

Gauteng Cogta MEC Maile threatens to place Tshwane under administration

2020-01-15 16:08

Gauteng MEC for Cogta Lebogang Maile gives the City of Tshwane strict deadlines to fix the City or face being placed under administration.

Grim life of families living in Pretoria's 'Little Zimbabwe'

2019-12-19 12:40

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.

We have identified danger zones – eThekwini mayor on Durban flooding

2019-12-13 16:21

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.

Fire leaves 164 people homeless in Pietermaritzburg

2019-12-10 13:16

A fire gutted 97 shacks, leaving 164 people homeless in Jika Joe informal settlement in Pietermaritzburg over the weekend.


'I don't know where I will sleep or get money to buy materials to rebuild my shack'

2020-03-17 10:07

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

Cape Town's Bothasig social housing project 'to be finalised within a year'

2020-03-11 17:35

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.

'No one deserves a life like this' - KwaZulu-Natal fire victims relocated to waterlogged site

2020-02-12 16:31

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.

Sale of multimillion-rand City of Tshwane mayoral house to yield 40 houses for elderly, disabled

2020-01-23 22:22

The sale of the multimillion-rand City of Tshwane mayoral house is set to yield 40 houses for the elderly and disabled in Atteridgeville.

Not the first time Tshwane councillor's office in Mamelodi has been torched - Maile

2020-01-20 17:41

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.

Fed up after 20 years on a waiting list, gogo builds her own house

2020-01-17 08:37

Gloria Matebe collected the wood to build her new home from a nearby dumpsite.

Durban mom praises neighbour who saved her children from burning shack

2020-01-07 14:36

A resident of C Section in Lindelani, Durban has been hailed a local hero after he saved three children trapped inside a burning shack.

An 'uninhabitable' shack that's missing a wall is on the market for nearly R30 million in San Francisco

2019-12-14 10:03

The shack made headlines back in May when it was listed for $2.5 million. It has received two price cuts since September.

Reprieve for 76 families facing second eviction from Stellenbosch farm

2019-12-12 11:38

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.

Take a look inside: This apartment was sold for R59 million - it may be the priciest deal in SA this year

2019-12-07 09:21

There were a couple of big-hitter property transactions in an otherwise depressed residential market.

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