ARTICLES RELATING TO HOUSING

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.

Sea Point land battle: Decision on disputed R135m property expected in 2020

2019-11-30 11:19

The long-awaited Tafelberg case has ended after five days of arguments in the Western Cape High Court.

Sea Point land sale: School will have affordable housing units for staff - court hears

2019-11-28 16:12

The Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School plans to include 44 affordable housing units for staff who will work at the school, the Western Cape High Court heard in a challenge by housing activists who want the entire site to be turned into social housing.

Why didn't they pick up the phone? - Judge in Sea Point social housing dispute

2019-11-27 17:19

Judge perplexed over apparent lack of communication between government departments over sale of R135m Sea Point plot to private buyer.

 

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.

Families living in classrooms will finally be relocated after 18 years

2019-12-07 06:55

Some families who have been living in abandoned school buildings in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, will finally be relocated after nearly 18 years.

'You can't blindside us this way': Sea Point social housing property dispute gets technnical

2019-11-28 20:50

The battle over the processes that led to the Tafelberg site in Sea Point being sold to a day school instead of being used for inner social housing continues.

Sea Point land sale challenge dissects right to housing

2019-11-28 07:01

The constitutional right to housing does not mean people can choose exactly where the house is or what type of house it is, the Western Cape High Court heard on Wednesday.

Sea Point land sale challenge hears about daily grind of pupils travelling long distances for better education

2019-11-26 21:03

The daily grind of children who travel to Cape Town CBD every day for a better education came under the spotlight in a case questioning whether a Sea Point property should be used for social housing and apartheid spatial planning redress.

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