HOUSING

Developers try to overturn sale of land for Cape Town housing development

Covid-19 triggered a plan to move families from overcrowded Dunoon informal settlements, but more than a year later, they’re still there

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25 August 2021

Couple living with disability left homeless by fire

Yoliswa Maneli and Andisile January want to be allocated one of the many unoccupied houses in the area

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24 August 2021

How Walter the storyteller escaped homelessness

Like many others he lost his home during lockdown and lived rough

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24 August 2021

Delft families waiting for years to have electricity restored

Power outage blamed on illegal connections at Tsunami informal settlement

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23 August 2021

Activists impatient with long wait for promised social housing

City of Cape Town says national government slow to release “well-located” land for affordable housing

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12 August 2021

State refused to help immigrant fire victims, so this organisation stepped up

Immigrants who lost their shacks in a fire in Briardene last month were refused building materials by the state

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12 August 2021

Draft Cape Town by-law could see land occupiers fined or imprisoned for up to two years, fear housing activists

Treating occupiers as criminals fails to recognise that the vast majority of people are forced to take land, says Ndifuna Ukwazi

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11 August 2021

“We don’t want handouts. We want land”

Western Cape farm workers picket outside parliament

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11 August 2021

Dunoon man electrocuted trying to put out the shack fire that killed another man

Residents say electrocuted man helped them fight for the land they are living on

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10 August 2021

Families living along Cape Town railway line to be resettled

Court rules that the land occupiers must get basic services on new land

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6 August 2021

Immigrant fire victims denied building materials and land in Durban

While South African families in Briardene pick up their lives, immigrants have been excluded from rebuilding efforts

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5 August 2021

Community torch municipal office after shacks demolished

“I was relaxing on my couch when they arrived with their crowbars. They just tore apart my shack” says Gqeberha mother of four

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5 August 2021

Families living in filth in abandoned building

Gugulethu ward councillor acknowledges building is falling apart but can’t help occupants because it’s privately owned

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5 August 2021

People here have been waiting for houses since 1996. They may soon get them

The Valhalla Park Housing Project began in 2016. The first houses are almost finished

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2 August 2021

New social housing development launched in Cape Town

Latest phase of Bothasig Gardens will provide 314 homes to lower income families

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28 July 2021

Winters are the worst nightmare for us, says homeless man in Springs

Last week temperatures dropped to minus 7ºC

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26 July 2021