HOUSING

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Heritage body pushes Woodstock developers back

Plans for luxury apartment block put on hold

By Steve Kretzmann - 18 June 2019
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Mdantsane residents close down ANC ward councillor’s office

Councillor Ntombizodwa Gamnca laughs off allegations that she is involved in dodgy housing deals

By Lisekho Madikane and Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 June 2019
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A year after Hermanus unrest, land occupation unresolved

Residents occupying private land in Schulphoek to oppose eviction in court on Tuesday

By Tariro Washinyira - 17 June 2019
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Shack dwellers’ homes demolished and possessions burnt

Land occupiers to take eThekwini Municipality to court for “criminal” act

By Musa Binda - 14 June 2019

Mother gave up her sick child because she lives in a shack without services

Nomaphelo Nomala says her only wish in life is to have her four-year-old daughter live with her

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 14 June 2019
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Vehicles torched as Philippi East residents demand toilets

Siyangena settlement without water and toilets after more than a year, raising flags about sanitation and safety

By Velani Ludidi - 13 June 2019
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Durban shack dwellers dispute legality of repeated demolitions

Cato Manor occupiers say their homes were not unfinished nor left vacant, contradicting municipality’s claims

By Musa Binda - 12 June 2019
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Homeless but living in a community hall

Hangberg shack fire victims say they should be given houses

By Ella Ndongeni - 11 June 2019
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Two years after fire, Hout Bay residents are crammed in disused buildings

City blames ongoing court case for delays in re-establishing settlement in Imizamo Yethu

By Ella Ndongeni - 10 June 2019
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How Wynberg court is evading public scrutiny

Magistrates are ignoring Constitutional Court judgment

By Tessa Eidelman, Shaun Russell, Deena Bosch, Lumumba Chia and Ashura Easton - 10 June 2019
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City of Cape Town demolishes “illegal” roadside stalls

Councillor says stall users intended to occupy land

By Velani Ludidi - 10 June 2019
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Mixed reaction to City’s Parow revamp proposals

Some residents don’t want affordable housing in the area, but activists support it

By Tariro Washinyira - 6 June 2019
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Shacks flood in Cape Town rains

700 homes affected says City

By Velani Ludidi - 6 June 2019
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Shack dwellers block Baden Powell Drive after demolitions

Protesters claim shacks were occupied

By Vincent Lali - 4 June 2019
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Housing activists ask court to uphold right to protest

Reclaim the City contests interdict against occupation of property in centre of Cape Town

By Katherine Liu - 4 June 2019
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Commission told about “lawlessness” in Alexandra

City of Johannesburg battles to enforce bylaws, says COGTA head

By Zoë Postman - 4 June 2019