'2019 is coming, and you're going to lose', angry Cape Town backyarders tell minister

2018-06-22 17:39

"2019 is coming, and you are going to lose!" an angry backyard dweller shouted at Human Settlements Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo during a meeting over housing shortages in Gugulethu.

Johannesburg residents demand that police 'do their job', after 3 people killed in robbery

2018-06-22 15:15

Lenasia South residents have expressed their frustration at the lack of service from their local police station, following the killing of three people during a robbery at local Shoprite store.

'Please don't destroy what we're trying to build' - Stellenbosch municipality manager begs protesters

2018-06-21 20:32

The Stellenbosch municipality has temporarily removed an area manager, after hundreds of Kayamandi residents stood outside the mayor's office to demand his removal.

Western Cape govt identifies 7 possible affordable housing sites

2018-06-21 06:28

At least seven vacant plots have been identified as "possible sites for social and affordable housing" in Cape Town's southern suburbs - including Parkwood, Lotus River and Retreat.

Toilets blocked at Cape Town informal settlement for nearly a year

2018-06-20 10:05

Some of the toilets in Shukushukuma informal settlement in Mfuleni in Cape Town have been broken and blocked for nearly a year, according to a janitor employed to clean them.

'It's dirty here but I feel safer' – township residents relocate to city to escape violence

2018-06-19 07:50

"My child was raped, my husband was stabbed with a panga, the gangsters stole my bag twice, says Nomhle, an illegal occupier who refuses to go return to her former home in a township.

Battle for Bo-Kaap: 'Gentrification is too beautiful a word for what's happening here'

2018-06-18 09:21

Wasielah Soeker grew up playing in the cobblestoned streets of Bo-Kaap, born and raised at the foot of Signal Hill just like her mother and great-grandmother – but now her way of life is under threat.

We can't house everyone - Western Cape MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela

2018-06-15 14:06

Western Cape MEC for Human Settlements Bonginkosi Madikizela has said it is important for people to realise that government will not be able to house everyone.

Solly Msimanga addresses concerns in Eersterust

2018-06-14 21:35

Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga has acknowledged the frustrations of Eersterust residents.

Government lifts national drought state of disaster

2018-06-13 19:04

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that the national state of disaster over drought has lapsed and will not be renewed but the Western Cape remains a provincial disaster.


81% of households that use public healthcare 'satisfied' - Stats SA

2018-06-22 15:46

Statistics South Africa says that 81% of households using public healthcare services in 2017 were either 'very satisfied' or 'satisfied' with the provisions they receive at public facilities.

WATCH: Protesting residents vandalise hall in Khayelitsha

Protesters have burned tyres and vandalised a hall in Khayelitsha to express their anger over a lack of basic services and poor living conditions. Watch.

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'We burn tyres and damage roads to force the City to give us basic services, but it continues to neglect us'

2018-06-21 08:10

Shack dwellers living on either side on Mew Way in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, say they have appealed for basic services, but that their pleas have fallen on deaf ears.

City of Tshwane condemns attacks on employees

2018-06-20 17:42

The City of Tshwane has condemned continued attacks on employees dispatched to deliver services to residents.

Amandawe protesters throw rocks, burn tyres and set sugarcane plantation alight

2018-06-19 20:58

Forty-three people have been arrested on charges of malicious damage to property and will appear in the Scottburgh Magistrate's Court.

Cape Town dam levels rise, but too soon to relax

2018-06-18 20:08

While rainfall in the province over the past weeks has increased the city's dam levels, residents have been asked to keep water consumption low as it is too soon to know what supply levels are needed to safely navigate the 2019 summer season.

Service delivery protests flare up in East London

2018-06-15 18:36

Police say residents of Fynbos and Egoli Buffalo Flats are protesting over poor service delivery and the allocation of RDP houses.

WATCH: Police hunt for suspects in Eersterust police station attack

2018-06-14 22:43

Police believe that "criminal elements" within the community are taking advantage of the service delivery protest.

Supra's office failed to prevent breakdown – North West task team

2018-06-14 17:01

An inter-ministerial team has painted a stark picture of some of the administrative shortfalls across all departments in the North West following fact-finding visits.

WATCH: Police shoot woman in face during Eersterust protests

2018-06-13 16:11

Several people, including a woman who was shot in the face and two journalists from The Citizen, have been injured after police opened fire on protesters. Watch.

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