Social Housing Series

Turn Sea Point plot into social housing, say activists

Two years after the Tafelberg sale was overturned, progress has stalled. Now the provincial government says it may want to use the land “in the public interest”.

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News | 30 August 2022

Traders at the historic Salt River Market will be excluded from new City development

“This is our livelihood, my bread and butter” says trader

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News | 17 August 2022

Cape Town tables plan for two inner-city social housing projects

Announcement hailed as a victory for housing activists

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News | 29 July 2022

Tenants move into new Conradie Park social housing development in Pinelands

Human Settlements says 432 units in the first phase are to be occupied by April

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News | 7 February 2022

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