HOUSING

Photo of people at a meeting

City misses deadline on Masiphumelele land

Community wants land for relocation of wetland shacks and a development plan as agreed last year

By Thembela Ntongana - 26 September 2018
Photo of an informal settlement

Residents of Marikana informal settlement left in the dark

A year after High Court ordered City of Cape Town to buy the land but the matter is still in court

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 21 September 2018
Photo of shacks

Why is there so much conflict between Abahlali and the state?

Scarcity of houses is just one part of a problem that has its roots in the province’s 1990s violence

By Christopher Clark - 20 September 2018
Google Streetview image of Foreshore

City of Cape Town fails to explain R140m property sale bungle

But there is a solution that can benefit the city’s residents

By Daneel Knoetze - 20 September 2018
Photo of block of flats

When government is a slumlord: Pefferville’s ghastly blocks of flats

“When it’s time to vote they will come here in numbers, yet we do not get any services from them”

By Chris Gilili - 19 September 2018
Photo of an informal settlement

110 families in Mfuleni have no taps, toilets, electricity or even rubbish bin bags

“Government never told us where we should live after we had to move out”

By Vincent Lali - 18 September 2018
Photo of woman leaning on fence

Zwelitsha shack-dwellers are building their own toilets and roads

Settlement not a priority, says City of Cape Town

By Vincent Lali - 14 September 2018
Photo of couple who lost house

Gauteng court rules against cheap bank repossessions

Judgment is a victory for Johannesburg homeowners, and possibly homeowners across the country

By Ciaran Ryan - 13 September 2018
Google satellite image of Foreshore

Did Cape Town lose millions on Foreshore land sale?

City appears to have sold property to Growthpoint for R1,880 instead of R5,000 per square metre of possible floor space

By Daneel Knoetze - 13 September 2018
Photo of houses

Hostel has one toilet for 39 households

“We are being undermined because we are staying in a hostel”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 13 September 2018
Photo of Reclaim the City protest

Affordable Housing: City of Cape Town and developers at crossroads

An inclusionary housing policy can stimulate density and new development

By Jonty Cogger and Jared Rossouw - 11 September 2018
Photo of a double-storey shack

Sportsfield now a new informal settlement

Over 300 households are making a life for themselves in newly-named Ekupholeni

By Peter Luhanga - 10 September 2018
Photo of man, woman and child

KwaMashu hostel residents fed up with City’s neglect

“Sometimes I don’t even tell people where I live. I refuse to believe that there is a community allowed to live like this.”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 7 September 2018
Photo of protesters

We were cheated by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, say residents

Protests in Uitenhage over housing by relocated residents

By Joseph Chirume - 6 September 2018
Photo of shacks

Expropriation from the poor

Reblocking of informal settlements can be development in reverse, argues Jared Sacks

By Jared Sacks - 6 September 2018
Photo of Abahlali meeting

We will not be intimidated, says Abahlali leader

Activists defy persistent threats in KZN

By Christopher Clark and Nomfundo Xolo - 5 September 2018