South Africa has to be a better option for Trump than Greenland is, writes Howard Feldman.
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.
Gauteng has a housing backlog of 1m, and this imposed an "enormous burden on government to deliver on our people's expectations".
Gatvol Capetonians and its affiliates have slammed the Western Cape government, saying it has neglected to offer proper housing to backyard dwellers.
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.
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.
The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa has released a series of reports on informal settlements
Six houses in Alexandra which were intended for Gauteng Department of Social Development facilities have been standing vacant for at least two years.
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.
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 residents have been warned about a bogus letter purporting to be from the provincial "department of housing", allocating houses to people.
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.
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.
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 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 have been evicted from an old mine building where they had been living for 35 years.
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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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 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.
An investigation into who exactly approved the demolition of more than 80 structures in Alexandra is underway.
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