Housing

Parks for the people: everyone needs green spaces

Urban South Africans use what little green space is available to them very creatively, and deserve more support

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Opinion | 25 July 2022

Families to be kicked off state farm to make way for private farmer

The fate of about 20 households hangs in the air as the Agricultural Research Council moves ahead with plans to lease the farm

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News | 22 July 2022

Backyarders finish houses abandoned by contractor

But the City of Cape Town says the contractor will be back and the occupiers will be evicted

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News | 21 July 2022

Gqeberha mother wants to leave the settlement where her son drowned

Residents of Waterville want to be moved from the abandoned salt pans where they live

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Brief | 19 July 2022

High Court rebukes City of Cape Town for Covid evictions

City wrongly applied the remedy of “counter spoliation” to demolish shacks, judges rule

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Law | 19 July 2022

We won’t move, say Driftsands families living on floodplain

About 50 shacks have been moved to a safer site

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News | 19 July 2022

Cape Town’s inner-city housing programme has stalled, activists say

City of Cape Town blames “major” delays on the occupations by Reclaim the City in 2017

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News | 18 July 2022

City opens criminal case against flood victims occupying community hall

About 60 Mfuleni families moved into the hall after floods in June

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Brief | 15 July 2022

“Our children play in fields full of poop and pee” says protester

Hundreds of Bayland informal settlement residents block roads in Gqeberha over electricity and basic services

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Brief | 14 July 2022

Woman waiting for a house since 1994 hopes for a home in Winning Way

Dunoon housing project to give homes to 1,500 families

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News | 14 July 2022

City blames occupiers for “hampering development” in Soshanguve

About 300 households at Kopanong informal settlement don’t have water and proper electricity

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Brief | 13 July 2022

Land activist’s shack burnt down

Tensions rise in Khayelitsha as City relocates people from Enkanini to Backstage

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News | 13 July 2022

Build our houses or face court action, community warns Housing Development Agency

The HDA bought 700 hectares of land near Malmesbury just outside Cape Town eight years ago. But the agency says it was only officially appointed as implementing agent for the project in March this year.

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News | 12 July 2022

Fire crew attacked responding to blaze where toddler died

The five-year-old boy was home alone with his three-year-old brother when the fire started

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Brief | 11 July 2022

Increased housing subsidy will result in more informal settlements

By not increasing the overall housing budget, fewer people will be getting formal houses from government

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Opinion | 8 July 2022