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Why megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not work

In 2014, the South African government announced a new direction in housing policy...

By Richard Ballard and Margot Rubin 3 days ago

Patricia de Lille proposes affordable housing in Cape Town's tallest skyscraper

Mayor Patricia de Lille has put forward a proposal...

21 May 2018

Cape Town councillor promises new social housing by 2019

Tensions ran high at a meeting hosted by Reclaim the City (RTC) with City of Cape Town councillors Brett Herron, Suzette Little and Dave Bryant...

By Annie Cebulski 14 May 2018

R22m Red Location Museum slowly being stripped nail by nail

Years after the closure of the Red Location Museum in Port Elizabeth, the huge building has now been stripped...

By Mwanda Mesatywa 11 May 2018

CoJ Draft Inclusionary Housing Policy could deter developers, says SAPOA

The draft policy proposes that every new development of 10 dwelling units or more must include 20% inclusionary housing...

24 Apr 2018

Housing microfinance can be win-win for poor people and financial institutions

Housing microfinance can and should become a mainstream offering for financial institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa...

13 Apr 2018

RIP Pam Golding

Property and real estate icon Pam Golding has passed away at the age of 90. Golding entered the male-dominated property industry in the 1970s and not only became a household name but a leader in the industry and an inspiration to female entrepreneurs everywhere...

4 Apr 2018

Cape Town to pilot "safe space" for homeless people

A "safe space" for homeless people at the Culemborg bridge in the Cape Town city centre should be operational in May 2018, according to JP Smith, mayco member for safety and security, and social services...

By Aidan Jones 22 Mar 2018

Court orders Brett Herron to explain emergency housing options

Magistrate Paul Jethro has ordered the City of Cape Town's Brett Herron and an official from the housing department to explain where it plans to house a group of Woodstock occupants facing eviction...

By Barbara Maregele 14 Mar 2018

We need bowling greens and golf courses for affordable housing

Despite a profound housing and segregation crisis, the City of Cape Town continues to lease well-located public land for next to nothing to private companies and associations for bowling greens, parking lots, golf courses, and other inefficient and exclusive uses...

By Nick Budlender 13 Mar 2018

Empower Shack long-listed for RIBA International Prize

Located in Khayelitsha, Empower Shack - an Urban Think-Tank project - has been long-listed for the 2018 Royal Institute of British Architects International Prize...

12 Mar 2018

Housing picket outside Brett Herron's home

About 60 tenants facing eviction, together with supporters of Reclaim the City, picketed outside the home of Brett Herron, mayoral committee member for transport and urban development, early on Tuesday morning, 6 March...

By Barbara Maregele 7 Mar 2018

City says no money to house evictees in Woodstock

The City of Cape Town says that a group of Woodstock families facing eviction cannot be temporarily housed in converted containers near where they currently live "due to budgetary constraints"...

By Barbara Maregele 2 Mar 2018

Crime mars Cape Town's largest social housing project

Steenvilla, the largest social housing complex in Cape Town is a gated community with 24-hour security, yet residents complain about the high crime rate...

By Ashraf Hendricks 21 Feb 2018

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