Environmental group slams “flawed” approval for Masiphumelele upgrade

NEAG alleges conflict of interests by key player

By John Yeld - 31 August 2020

Masiphumelele upgrade plan approved but Noordhoek group’s appeal still pending

Provincial government says it is “critical” for the informal settlement to be upgraded as living conditions are “undesirable and unacceptable”

By John Yeld - 28 August 2020
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Masiphumelele fire station set to open this year

The project was set back by nearly two years over the appointment of the contractor

By Ella Ndongeni - 27 June 2019
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One thousand new homes earmarked for Masiphumelele

City commitment to start settling people in October follows long period of community discussions

By Ella Ndongeni - 1 April 2019
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Masiphumelele residents frustrated after De Lille visit

Residents say mayoral pop-up office left housing questions unanswered

By Thembela Ntongana - 25 July 2018
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Masiphumelele once again without mobile police van

The community wants a permanent station to be built

By Bernard Chiguvare - 14 November 2017
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Masiphumelele residents reject portable toilets

“I must sit in front of my children to do my business because my house is not big enough for privacy”

By Thembela Ntongana - 17 August 2017
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Fire in Masiphumelele leaves 15 families homeless

Some of the affected residents were also victims of the 2015 blaze

By Thembela Ntongana - 25 July 2017
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Masiphumelele murder trial about to start — or is it?

Nearly two years after protests, community leader Lubabalo Vellem will soon have his day in court, but postponements continue

By Thembela Ntongana - 12 June 2017
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Masiphumelele residents reject City mediators

They want to select their own person, and they also want a plan for the development of the township to be made public before negotiations over contested issues begin

By Thembela Ntongana - 19 May 2017
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Masiphumelele residents show Public Protector how they live

“We stay in a pigsty”

By Thembela Ntongana - 8 May 2017
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Masiphumelele residents want permission to occupy vacant City land

Meeting between City officials and residents started and ended chaotically

By Thembela Ntongana - 15 March 2017
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Smouldering discontent in Masiphumelele years after fire

Residents are dissatisfied by the ward councillor’s written response to their memorandum

By Thembela Ntongana - 10 March 2017
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Andile Jadu is only 21 and his home has already been demolished four times

A look at the human and financial cost for one young man of City shack demolitions

By Thembela Ntongana - 24 February 2017
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R15k raised for “48 to 84” campaign for Masiphumelele school

But another R85k still needed

By Thembela Ntongana - 2 February 2017
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Weekend fire in Masiphumelele claims 46 homes

Over 100 people had to rebuild their shacks

By Thembela Ntongana - 12 December 2016