HOUSING

Community comes to the aid of Durban fire victims

“Some of us have been affected by the riots and looting but we continue to assist and help the community regardless of race or religion because we are all human beings,” says Muslim organisation

By

20 July 2021

Part of informal settlement under water for a week

Khayelitsha residents say they need help to clear the water

Text by . Photos by .

19 July 2021

Homeowners in North West still waiting for electricity five years on

Ditsobotla Local Municipality says it has applied to Eskom for the electrification of 49 homes

By

19 July 2021

Gqeberha community blame high water bills on the municipality’s failure to fix faulty pipes

“If the municipality had fixed the problem earlier my water bill wouldn’t have accumulated”

By

19 July 2021

Shack dwellers under Potsdam Bridge play cat and mouse with City

Municipality puts in rocks, families remove them

By

13 July 2021

Alexandra was already “a ticking time-bomb” says SAHRC report

As protest returns to Alexandra, activists say nothing has changed after 2019 protests

By

13 July 2021

Fire kills one man and destroys 200 shacks in Cato Manor

Residents say this is the third devastating fire in eight months at Marikana informal settlement

By

9 July 2021

Housing for informal settlement near Cape Town airport on hold

Province waiting for tests on aircraft noise, but resident says they have been living there since the 1990s and have not gone deaf

By

9 July 2021

Siqalo shack dwellers want solar power

Residents are asking the City of Cape Town to subsidise a model they say worked in Stellenbosch

By

8 July 2021

Makeshift church takes in flood victims in Bloekombos

Nomava Mboniswa offered her zinc church structure after she saw images of the flood on TV

By

8 July 2021

Filthy water killed my chickens, says Khayelitsha protester

Shack dwellers demand the nearby sewage pump station be fixed

By

6 July 2021

Makhana municipality dodges responsibility for abandoned houses

Empty RDP houses attract crime, say residents

By

6 July 2021

Court dismisses Observatory occupants’ application against City of Cape Town

A date for the final hearing on the eviction case is yet to be determined

By

6 July 2021

Sanitation worse than ever after floods hit informal settlement

Residents of Ethembeni in Khayelitsha say they urgently need ten to 15 chemical toilets

By

5 July 2021

Where are our ward councillors? ask flood victims

Shacks flooded by heavy rains in Khayelitsha

By

2 July 2021

Homes flooded after Diep River bursts its banks

Community-built Dunoon barrier fails to save people from winter floods

By

2 July 2021