SOCIAL HOUSING SERIES

Activists impatient with long wait for promised social housing

City of Cape Town says national government slow to release “well-located” land for affordable housing

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News | 12 August 2021

Cape Town golf clubs may be turned into housing - City documents

Activists welcome possible change of policy

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News | 4 June 2021

Ugly battle over social housing in Cape Town

Former employees of Communicare, dismissed for fraud, go to court to oppose evictions

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News | 12 April 2021

Court grants eviction order against alleged housing “hijackers”

Evictees say they were out of options

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News | 12 November 2020

Province and City to appeal Tafelberg judgment

Cape Town housing activists decry government decision

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News | 22 September 2020

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.

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Analysis | 31 October 2019

City approves R14-billion Foreshore development despite objections

Housing activists disappointed by lack of affordable housing in proposal

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News | 25 October 2019

Social housing gets green light at Salt River Market

Activists say they will only celebrate when they see ground broken

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Brief | 14 August 2019

Woodstock Hospital occupiers protest in Civic Centre

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

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Brief | 7 August 2019

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

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News | 12 March 2019

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

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News | 22 November 2018

Madikizela blames Salt River social housing delay on Herron

Housing activists protest outside DA press conference

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News | 8 November 2018

Why did the City of Cape Town delay social housing in Salt River?

Brett Herron and DA councillors trade accusations

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News | 7 November 2018

Can subsidised rentals help solve the housing crisis?

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

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GroundView | 27 June 2018

Families living in tents outside complex they were evicted from

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

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News | 19 June 2018

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

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News | 6 June 2018