SOCIAL HOUSING SERIES

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Cape Town’s battle for spatial justice

There is a disconnect between what the City says and what it does when it comes to housing, development, and urban planning.

By Steve Kretzmann - 31 October 2019
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City approves R14-billion Foreshore development despite objections

Housing activists disappointed by lack of affordable housing in proposal

By Aisha Abdool Karim - 25 October 2019
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Social housing gets green light at Salt River Market

Activists say they will only celebrate when they see ground broken

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 14 August 2019
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Woodstock Hospital occupiers protest in Civic Centre

City of Cape Town considering buying occupied Woodstock Hospital from Province, says mayor

By Tariro Washinyira - 7 August 2019
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Shack dwellers in King William’s Town won’t relocate for electrification

Upgrade to Kanana Village means a hundred residents need to demolish their shacks

By Lisekho Madikane - 12 March 2019
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Residents oppose Conradie Hospital housing plan

The site, which has stood empty for 16 years, is a battleground over the future of state subsidised housing in Cape Town

By Kelly Vinett - 22 November 2018
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Madikizela blames Salt River social housing delay on Herron

Housing activists protest outside DA press conference

By Kelly Vinett - 8 November 2018
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Why did the City of Cape Town delay social housing in Salt River?

Brett Herron and DA councillors trade accusations

By Kelly Vinett - 7 November 2018
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Can subsidised rentals help solve the housing crisis?

It’s an idea whose time has come but it is not a cure-all

By GroundUp Editors - 27 June 2018
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Families living in tents outside complex they were evicted from

But some tenants of Steenvilla are angry with rent-defaulters and want them gone

By Thembela Ntongana - 19 June 2018
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Dozens of families evicted at Cape Town’s largest social housing project

Previous attempt to remove Steenvilla households who are behind on their rent failed

By Tariro Washinyira and Annie Cebulski - 6 June 2018

Crime mars Cape Town’s largest social housing project

Tension between residents paying rent and those who are not

By Ashraf Hendricks - 20 February 2018
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What happens when people in state housing cannot pay the rent?

A look at what happened at Steenvilla, Cape Town’s largest social housing complex

By Shaun Swingler and Maxwell Roeland - 5 December 2017
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Families evicted at Cape Town’s biggest social housing complex

Tenants cried as their furniture was moved onto lawns outside Steenvilla

By Ashraf Hendricks - 23 November 2017
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Rent instead of owning: Is it a better model for low-income housing?

We explain an important part of the government housing programme

By Maxwell Roeland - 22 November 2017