HOUSING

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Cape Town municipality knew Site B could be sold for more but chose to sell quickly instead

Forensic investigation clears City of wrongdoing but nevertheless raises troubling questions

By Tessa Knight - 16 August 2019
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Evicted Nigel families fear separation from their children

Social workers have declared living conditions unhealthy for children

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 15 August 2019
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Social housing gets green light at Salt River Market

Activists say they will only celebrate when they see ground broken

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 14 August 2019
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RDP beneficiaries live with shoddy construction

“I was a backyarder on the housing list for 33 years before I received this house … I am so disappointed”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 14 August 2019
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Family of six no longer has to survive on one old age pension

Mayor and government intervene to help Flagstaff family get IDs, social grants and a better home

By Sibahle Siqathule - 13 August 2019
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District Six: Why judge described minister as “reckless and grossly negligent”

Personal cost order against Maite Nkoana Mashabane after land claims process stalls

By Geoffrey Allsop - 13 August 2019
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Gatvol Capetonian leaders take housing protest to the mayor

Several protests were held across the city on Thursday morning

By Ashraf Hendricks and Tariro Washinyira - 8 August 2019
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Kensington backyarders to join shutdown protest on Thursday

“How many of you have been on the housing waiting list for more than 20 years?” Half the room raised their hands.

By Barbara Maregele - 7 August 2019
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Evicted families in Nigel moved to dilapidated church

The building is without roof, doors, windows, electricity and sanitation

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 7 August 2019
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Woodstock Hospital occupiers protest in Civic Centre

City of Cape Town considering buying occupied Woodstock Hospital from Province, says mayor

By Tariro Washinyira - 7 August 2019
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New round of demolitions in Cato Manor

Shack dwellers say their belongings were torched, leaving them destitute

By Musa Binda - 5 August 2019
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Heideveld residents say their RDP houses are shoddily built

Homes are leaking and walls are cracked, they claim

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 1 August 2019
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Three children die in Durban fire

“I left them sleeping when I went to work”

By Musa Binda - 31 July 2019
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Company leaves R164 million housing project unfinished

No houses for some, unfinished houses for others in Mdantsane RDP project

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and GroundUp Staff - 30 July 2019
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After 25 years of waiting for government, Ncwadi erupts in protests

“Now that we are doing what other communities are doing, police shoot at us. Protesting is the last option but we had no choice.”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 30 July 2019
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Masiphumelele fire leaves over 1,000 homeless

One person killed, but body burnt so badly that their sex cannot be determined

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 29 July 2019