ARTICLES RELATING TO HOUSING

EFF leader Julius Malema to be summoned to Alexandra Inquiry

2019-05-15 17:54

EFF leader Julius Malema is to be summoned by the South African Human Rights Commission to testify at its inquiry into the Alexandra protests, for encouraging his supporters to illegally occupy land.

Langa's dirty hostels have not improved in 20 years

2019-05-14 08:09

Nomabali Maholwana, who lives with 11 other family members, says she has been living in an old City of Cape Town-owned hostel in Langa's Zone 24 for more than 20 years.

The 10 most expensive streets in South Africa - where the average house costs you more than R20 million

2019-05-06 15:00

The priciest street is in Constantia, Cape Town, but the most expensive suburb is Llandudno.

Human Rights Commission, Public Protector to begin probe into Alexandra renewal project violations

2019-05-03 10:35

The South African Human Rights Commission and Public Protector are going to conduct a joint inspection of Alexandra, Johannesburg, as they begin their probe into the Alexandra renewal project.

Housing activists occupy Green Point bowling club

2019-05-01 22:41

Reclaim the City used Workers’ Day to step up their campaign for access to affordable housing near Cape Town’s city centre.

'I am going to vote but my heart is still sore' - mom living in tent in Paarl after eviction

2019-04-30 14:37

The Mays have been from pillar to post in the hope of being allocated a house and want their old house at the farm at Windmeul Cellars, Paarl back.

'I had no idea that waiting for an RDP house would last a lifetime' - 100-year-old man still waiting for promised home

2019-04-23 12:16

Dibapalo Boy Mohedo and his wife, Johanna Tsibande, and their orphaned grandchildren, aged 10 and 13, have been waiting for an RDP house for 22 years.

Living in shipping containers for 12 years: 'They left us here with no toilets and no electricity'

2019-04-17 15:10

More than 20 families have spent 12 years living in shipping containers on the corner of Larotholi Avenue and Rhodes Street in Langa.

Strand protests: First shacks demolished in land occupation

2019-04-11 15:54

The Red Ants have demolished the first structures of a new land occupation near the N2 close to Reddam House school in Strand

9 questions you should ask before you start renting a new place

2019-03-31 15:03

Renting an apartment or a house is a big step and if you don't do it right there can be some problems later on. Make sure to ask these questions.

 

Land occupiers and Lenasia residents clash

2019-05-14 13:10

Lenasia South extension 4 is on a knife edge as residents are divided over land issue.

Alexandra shutdown had nothing to do with politics - residents tell SAHRC and Public Protector inquiry

2019-05-13 22:45

Land invaders and illegal structures are devaluing their properties and are at the heart of their protests, Alexandra residents told the South African Human Rights Commission and the Public Protector's office

Time magazine cover shines spotlight on SA's glaring inequality

2019-05-03 21:40

Time magazine's latest cover displays a picture of the posh suburb of Primrose in Ekurhuleni on one side and Makause informal settlement on the other, highlighting the extent of South Africa's glaring inequality.

Housing protest in Cape Town leaves safety and security MEC 'irritated'

2019-05-02 07:27

Following their Human Rights Day protest at the Rondebosch Golf Course, activist group Reclaim the City took to the Green Point Bowling Green, protesting for affordable housing to be built while at the same time digging foundations and laying bricks.

About 1 000 shacks demolished in Johannesburg by JMPD, Red Ants

2019-05-01 13:34

The JMPD and an army of Red Ants — carrying crowbars, riot shields and rubber bullet guns — have demolished about 1 000 shacks on two properties in Rabie Ridge.

RDP house flooded every time it rains

2019-04-26 09:55

When it rains, the Milisi family of five, the youngest 12-days-old, find their home flooded and surrounded by water.

Ramaphosa's claim that government built 4 million homes is fiction, according to Africa Check

2019-04-20 07:38

Fact-checking organisation Africa Check has found that President Cyril Ramaphosa's claim on housing in South Africa is false.

'They just started shooting at us' - Red Ants fire rubber bullets at residents evicted from vacant Mamelodi flats

2019-04-15 13:57

The Red Ants security service has used rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of people who were evicted from unallocated vacant apartments in Nellmapius in Mamelodi East, Pretoria.

City of Johannesburg to cough up for destroying possessions of homeless

2019-04-08 17:15

The Supreme Court of Appeal has ordered the City of Johannesburg to compensate 27 homeless people for unlawfully confiscating and destroying their property.

WATCH: Ramaphosa called out for 'blatant lie' to Cape Town residents on R1.7bn housing spend, ANC hits back

2019-03-24 18:25

The DA and the ANC are at loggerheads over claims that President Cyril Ramaphosa lied to residents in the Western Cape about the DA's track record in housing delivery.

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