HOUSING

BM fire victims to be moved to Mfuleni

Fire left about 800 households destitute on new years day in BM Section, Khayelitsha. Many of these families are sheltering at the O.R Tambo hall a short distance from the scene of the fire.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

23 January 2013

New Delft low-cost housing development - but some residents oppose it

The City has started a new low-cost "RDP" housing project called Breaking New Ground in Roosendal in Delft. But some Delft community members oppose it.

Janine Fortuin

23 January 2013

Leaders AWOL after Khayelitsha fire

Charred ruins of beds, microwaves, washing machines, fridges, corrugated iron, asbestos and other shack building materials are strewn across the BM section of Khayelitsha.

Nathan Geffen

3 January 2013

Nyanga woman is fighting to get her Eastern Cape family home back

52 year old Portia Mahlatshana from Nyanga is fighting to get her home back.

Tessa Gooding

19 December 2012

Golden Arrow bus crashes into shack

Here are photographs of a Golden Arrow bus that crashed into and destroyed someone's shack on Mew Way Road, Khayelitsha.

Nokubonga Yawa

28 November 2012

Ridiculous complexity of housing in South Africa

Millions of South Africans at the end of apartheid dreamed of living in a house one day. This was the hope offered by the Reconstruction and Development Programme. Eighteen years later there has been progress. The Department of Housing says that over 3 million houses have been built sheltering over 13 million people. But there is a terribly long way to go.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

21 November 2012

Khayelitsha’s homeless children

Baphumelele Children's Home is a home for children who are orphaned, abandoned, abused or neglected. It is located in Khayelitsha's Site B, Z section.

Nokubonga Yawa

17 October 2012

Living on the streets of Cape Town

Many people live on the streets of Cape Town. For various reasons they either cannot enter shelters or do not wish to stay in shelters.

Seth E K Fortune

3 October 2012

Living on the streets of Cape Town

Many people live on the streets of Cape Town. For various reasons they either cannot enter shelters or do not wish to stay in shelters.

Seth E K Fortune

3 October 2012

Phillipi man in wheelchair rescued from burning house

Sbongiseni Mveya narrowly escaped death when he found himself trapped inside a burning house in Phillipi due to a suspected electric malfunction.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

12 September 2012

Rats and rubbish: Somafho Flats in Gugs

Rubbish piles, rats and no electricity. This is the site of Somafho, a block of flats in Gugulethu’s NY 121.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

1 August 2012

Delft RDP houses falling apart

Delft residents are left in the cold this winter as the recent bad weather is causing their houses to fall apart.

Janine Fortuin

19 July 2012

Man in Gugs flat: “Living here is not life”

Kholekile Tisana is partially blind and has lived in a block of flats called Somafu in Gugulethu for the past year. He says living there is the same as living in a shack.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

11 July 2012