HOUSING

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City of Cape Town moves to evict occupiers of old circus school

Court gives residents until end of January to find lawyer to fight eviction

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 December 2019
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Reprieve for farm families facing second eviction

But municipalities wash their hands of responsibility for providing alternative accommodation

By Steve Kretzmann - 12 December 2019
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Mamelodi floods: “I watched as my shack was swept away”

Shackdwellers pick up the pieces

By Mosima Rafapa - 11 December 2019
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Pietermaritzburg fire leaves 164 people homeless

“Our clothes and food went up in flames”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 10 December 2019
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Families living in classrooms for 18 years to be relocated

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says they will be moved in January

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 6 December 2019
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Opposition to City of Cape Town’s business park plan

The City wants to turn part of the Racing Park into emergency housing units

By Peter Luhanga - 4 December 2019
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“What is the use of voting while we are still suffering”

Pietermaritzburg residents say they were promised houses years ago

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 2 December 2019
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Decision on disputed Sea Point property expected in 2020

“The applicants’ rights and the state’s obligations are two sides of the same coin”

By Madison Yauger - 29 November 2019
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Huge new housing project in Retreat

5,000 homes to be built, says MEC, but Parkwood residents still sceptical

By Tariro Washinyira - 29 November 2019
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Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School promises some affordable housing on Tafelberg site

But social housing won’t work, says school’s advocate

By Madison Yauger - 28 November 2019
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No sign of the long-awaited relocation in Masiphumelele

1,000 families had expected to be moved to Erf 5131 in October

By Ella Ndongeni - 28 November 2019
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Residents of Amalinda say they have been forgotten

500 households with no electrification, months without rubbish collection, only two taps and a dozen working toilets

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 28 November 2019
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PE residents blockade streets in protest against electricity outages

Ward councillor says she will not risk her life meeting the community

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 27 November 2019
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Vandalised anti-apartheid museum in PE may soon be open again

Residents closed down Red Location Museum in 2013

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 27 November 2019
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Province defends its actions on Tafelberg sale

“We can only give more to housing at a cost to education”

By Madison Yauger - 26 November 2019
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Equality Court won’t hear Oak Valley case

Judge says private employers are under no duty to provide accommodation to employees

By Tariro Washinyira - 25 November 2019