HOUSING

Growing shack settlement annoys new homeowners

City says it has an interdict to stop new shacks from being built on the land

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26 May 2021

JHB social housing flats shoddily built, say residents

Beneficiaries blame developer for poor workmanship and maintenance issues

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24 May 2021

Sisters die in Philippi shack fire

The family lost everything in the blaze

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22 May 2021

Bail granted for two Abahlali leaders accused of conspiracy to murder

Shack dweller movement believe arrests are a political ploy to destroy and discredit them

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21 May 2021

City of Cape Town granted interdict against further unlawful occupation of District Six

“The rights of the lawful District Six Claimants must be protected” says judge

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21 May 2021

Immigrants must also get land, say shack dwellers

Residents accuse community leaders of corruption and excluding immigrants from getting stands for houses

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20 May 2021

Western Cape’s housing policy open for public comment

The province has set out guidelines for its municipalities

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20 May 2021

Elderly woman forgotten during Covid relocation

Municipality can’t say why 74-year-old Nontombazana April did not benefit from a municipal housing programme last year

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19 May 2021

Ekurhuleni “dumps” evicted families in dilapidated church for two years

The City says a team will revisit the site to assess the living conditions

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18 May 2021

Unfinished RDP houses a crime den in Nyanga

“These houses have been like this for ten years if not more”

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18 May 2021

Wynberg’s unwanted hounded homeless

“Everyone wants a place to put their head down” says community leader

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14 May 2021

Graves “desecrated” for land occupation in Pietermaritzburg

“We grew up knowing that we must respect the dead. What is happening here is heartless” says widower

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13 May 2021

Government buys farm in Ventersdorp for evicted farm workers

The families have been living in community halls after spending nights on the roadside with their belongings

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13 May 2021

“Go and ask the trees for votes,” frustrated shack dwellers tell politicians

Residents of informal settlements in Gqeberha told the land cannot be developed because of indigenous vegetation

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13 May 2021

78-year-old Limpopo granny says she doubts she’ll ever see her promised house

Councillor says construction will start “soon”

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12 May 2021

Covid-19 land occupiers demand water, toilets and electricity

The group vows to intensify its protest action if the Premier does not respond

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11 May 2021