HOUSING

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Dozens of toilets gather dust as Newcastle municipality fails to complete project

Municipality says it has no funds

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 14 October 2019
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Red ants and rubber bullets are the only service delivery we know, says Brakpan resident

Protesters barricade road after illegal electrical connections removed

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 11 October 2019
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Neighbours to the aid of Soshanguve family

No social grants for young mother and her four children who have no birth certificates

By Sana Mabena - 11 October 2019
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SA has no reliable data on subsidised housing, says report

Centre for Affordable Housing Finance points to holes in data collection process

By Drew Wayland - 11 October 2019
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Kliprand residents furious at council’s broken promise

PE protesters block roads, burn tyres

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 11 October 2019
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Protest outside Muizenberg Magistrates Court as Vrygrond leaders charged

Three released on bail, one still in jail

By Tariro Washinyira - 10 October 2019
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Three things you should know to avoid being evicted

You can oppose your eviction even if you haven’t paid your rent

By Shaun Russell - 10 October 2019

Mystery stream has flooded PE township for 20 years

No-one knows where the water comes from

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 9 October 2019
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Occupiers of old age home try to raise funds to get to Supreme Court

Evicted residents sleeping outside waiting for alternative accommodation

By Aisha Abdool Karim - 8 October 2019
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Protesters face off against police in Vrygrond

Residents call for an end to shack demolitions

Text by Tariro Washinyira. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 7 October 2019
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Inanda residents close off roads in protest at power outage

Problem caused by cable theft, says councillor

By Musa Binda - 7 October 2019
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City lawyers tell activist organisation to stop helping 80-year-old man facing eviction

Eviction of Kenneth Blaine escalates ideological battle between local government and Reclaim the City

By Steve Kretzmann - 7 October 2019
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Wheelchair user Nonkululeko Dziweni has to wait for two people to take her to the toilet in a mall one kilometre away

Buffalo City mayor hears Mdantsane residents’ complaints

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 4 October 2019
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Occupiers of old age home prepare for another night outside

No court rulings yet on their fate

By Ashraf Hendricks - 3 October 2019
Residents spend the night outside Arcadia Place in Observatory after being evicted.

Old age home occupiers evicted

Residents spend the night on the street in Observatory

By Ashraf Hendricks - 3 October 2019
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City of Cape Town refuses to respond to activist prank

Organisers of Monday’s zombie rally sent out a spoof press release that claimed the City had agreed to their demands

By Drew Wayland and Nathan Geffen - 3 October 2019