'If they want us gone, they must kill us': Disabled residents resist govt plan to move them out

2018-10-18 06:16

People working and living at the Enduduzweni Centre for the Disabled in Umlazi say they will not vacate the centre though the KwaZulu-Natal department of social development gave them retrenchment notices.

Families who fled Blikkiesdorp ask City of Cape Town for help

2018-10-17 09:02

Families who fled Blikkiesdorp last week have sent a lawyer’s letter to the City of Cape Town to ask the authorities to find alternative accommodation for them, or else they say they will take the matter to court.

Residents forced to flee Blikkiesdorp amid racial tensions

2018-10-12 05:24

Following threats by other residents, at least 22 people have been forced to vacate their structures in Blikkiesdorp.

Wallacedene shack dwellers close down housing project

2018-10-10 07:07

Dozens of angry shack dwellers, who live in a Temporary Relocation Area, in Wallacedene have marched to Kraaifontein police station to deliver a memorandum of demands to the City of Cape Town.

Drone photos of Mumbai reveal the places where extreme poverty meets extreme wealth

2018-10-02 16:44

There is a stark contrast between crammed single-story dwellings and high-rises.

Dodgy Western Cape security contract: still no answers from MEC

2018-09-26 14:05

The Western Cape government has yet to answer questions about a surprising R3m-a-month contract signed with a relatively unknown company to guard the Helen Bowden Nurses' Home.

Wolwerivier gets first medical facility thanks to Swedish family, who lost a loved one in Cape Town

2018-09-14 06:38

Enough money has been raised to build the residents of Wolwerivier relocation camp, north of Cape Town, its first medical facility.

Sportsfield now a new informal settlement

2018-09-11 06:23

More than 300 households are making a life for themselves in newly-named Ekupholeni.

Langa and Nyanga residents call for City of Cape Town official to step down

2018-08-28 09:22

Angry Langa and Nyanga residents have marched to the Cape Town Civic Centre to demand that the City sack a housing official.

International meeting to focus on building inclusive cities

2018-08-26 13:08

On Monday morning in Sandton, Johannesburg, mayors and city bosses from 137 metropoles across the world will be settling into their seats for the Metropolis Annual Meeting.


US housing starts fell last month amid Hurricane Florence

2018-10-17 15:04

US new-home construction has fallen in September on a decline in the South that may reflect disruptions from Hurricane Florence, according to government figures.

'Law enforcement can destroy my building materials, but I will build my shack again and stay here'

2018-10-12 08:21

Although the City of Cape Town demolished as many as 600 shacks in Wallacedene, Kraaifontein early last week, the land was once again crowded with shacks by Saturday. City officials demolished shacks again this week.

No land, no vote, say residents of Freedom Park

2018-10-10 09:08

“Even if you beat us up or shoot us, you can’t stop us,” protesters in Freedom Park sang as they marched to the office of the Department of Human Settlements in Eldorado Park.

City lost R100m it could have spent on poor people, protesters claim

2018-10-04 21:08

About 20 members of Reclaim the City, an activist group campaigning for affordable housing, have protested outside the local offices of Growthpoint Properties in Claremont.

Renewed effort to occupy land in Wallacedene

2018-09-28 13:47

The South African National Civic Organisation has come out in support of land occupations in Wallacedene, Cape Town.

Residents of Marikana informal settlement in limbo as matter still in court

2018-09-21 17:25

A year after the Western Cape High Court ordered City of Cape Town to buy the private land on which Marikana informal settlement is situated, the matter is still in court. Residents say they are tired of living in limbo.

WATCH: Red Ants destroy illegally erected structures on farm

The Red Ants destroyed several illegally erected structures on a farm north of Pretoria, near Soshanguve.

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Shack dwellers kept back at gunpoint as 81 homes demolished

2018-08-29 07:43

Land occupiers on private land at the Doornbach informal settlement have had their building material confiscated.

Herds of cows, grunting pigs, chickens and goats invade RDP yards

2018-08-28 08:09

About half a dozen farmers, who keep livestock at their RDP houses in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape, are clashing with their neighbours over the presence of the animals.

Three arrested for running daycare on hijacked property in JHB

2018-08-25 12:36

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has said in a statement that the arrests follow on from a sting operation led by the City’s group forensic and investigation services (GFIS) department, which found that the owner of the property owes the City R105 000 for services.

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