HOUSING

Photo of Khayelitsha after demolition

City of Cape Town refuses to say how many shacks were demolished at the weekend

Zweledinga informal settlement in Khayelitsha destroyed

By Vincent Lali - 21 January 2020

Three months after they move in, family’s RDP house burns down

Fire in Wallacedene destroys 85 homes

By Mosima Rafapa - 20 January 2020
Photo of pothole riddled road

Residents look forward to government officials travelling on potholed road and “feeling their pain”

Willowfontein residents fed up with broken promises

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 17 January 2020
Photo of woman and her grandchild outside home

Fed-up after 20 years on a waiting list, gogo builds her own house

Gloria Matebe collected the wood to build her new home from a nearby dumpsite

By Mpumi Kiva - 17 January 2020
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Bonnytoun residents ignored by City of Cape Town

“We will not protest and destroy infrastructure like other communities do, but we are asking the City to do their work.”

By Tariro Washinyira - 17 January 2020
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Woodstock pensioner fights her eviction

Landlord pushed up rent by 37%

By Liezl Human - 16 January 2020
Photo of elderly woman on crutches

Families queue to get electricity reconnected

Relatives of deceased account holders must re-apply for benefits, says Nelson Mandela Bay municipality

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 16 January 2020
Photo of man standing in the middle of burnt shacks

Dozens of learners without uniforms, stationery after devastating fire

Residents blame municipality for failing to move them to “promised land”

By Velani Ludidi - 15 January 2020
Photo of graves

We are living with the dead, say Cookhouse residents

Families complain graves are too close to their houses

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 14 January 2020
Photo of funeral procession

Scores attend funeral of poisoned children in Motherwell

Families considering legal action against municipality

By Joseph Chirume - 13 January 2020
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Municipality silent on hijacked houses in Nelson Mandela Bay

Report shows nearly one in five houses in Missionvale project are not occupied by rightful owner

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 9 January 2020
Photo of dumpsite with cow

Death of children from toxic waste: municipality blames residents for dumping

But deadly dumpsite cleared at last

By Joseph Chirume - 8 January 2020
Photo of tents outside the property

“We grew up as backyarders and we are still backyarders today”

Arcadia House occupiers plead for affordable housing near Cape Town’s inner city

By Ashraf Hendricks - 8 January 2020
Photo of dumpsite

Residents point fingers at municipality after children poisoned on dumpsite

Motherwell families say rubbish is not collected and there is nowhere for children to play

By Joseph Chirume - 7 January 2020
Photo of the mother standing in the middle of her charred shack

Neighbour saves children from burning shack

“He heard little voices coming from the inside”

By Musa Binda - 7 January 2020
Photo residents looking through charred belongings

Donkerbos residents lift bakkie to safety during blaze

About 30 people displaced following fire at Somerset West informal settlement

By Velani Ludidi - 6 January 2020