SA, Ecuador share notes on housing development

South Africa's vision of integrated urban planning continues to be negatively impacted by the development of houses in the periphery of urban centres, says Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Andries Nel...

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Affordable housing: City of Cape Town and developers at crossroads

Politicians, civil servants and people in Cape Town's property industry are at a crossroads...

By Jonty Cogger and Jared Rossouw 13 Sep 2018

KwaMashu hostel residents fed up with city's neglect

Hostel dwellers at A-Section in KwaMashu marched to Durban City Hall on Monday...

By Nomfundo Xolo 10 Sep 2018

Cape Town approves rezoning of prime property for social housing in inner city

On Tuesday, 4 September, the City of Cape Town's Municipal Planning Tribunal approved an application by the Western Cape government to consolidate and rezone the Somerset Precinct...

By Thembela Ntongana 6 Sep 2018

CT earmarks derelict sites in Parow for social housing

Several vacant, underutilised city-owned sites and derelict buildings in Parow have been identified for potential investment in the provision of affordable rental units...

23 Aug 2018

City of Cape Town wants millions from Maynard Street tenants

In mid-July tenants in Maynard Street, central Cape Town, received letters of valuation from the City of Cape Town estimating that their city-owned homes were worth between R2.6m and R4m...

By Tara Osborne 22 Aug 2018

National government to "go after" housing officials, blacklist contractors for rotten buildings

The Department of Human Settlements earlier this week said it will be taking legal action against officials across the country who oversaw the construction of poor houses...

By Joseph Chirume 17 Aug 2018

SA needs youth home-building plan

The latest available figures from StatsSA show that there are about 3.3-million South Africans aged 15 to 24 who are not currently in education, training or employment...

By Berry Everitt 16 Aug 2018

Woodstock residents win right to challenge City of Cape Town on housing

Residents facing eviction from their homes in Bromwell Street, Woodstock, are entitled to challenge the City of Cape Town's housing plan, the Western Cape High Court has ruled...

By Barbara Maregele and Tara Osborne 16 Aug 2018

Occupiers of Cape Town buildings hold first congress

About 300 members and supporters of Reclaim the City gathered at Queen's Park High School in Woodstock...

By Phathiswa Shushwana 13 Aug 2018

RDP houses built in a floodplain

"I don't know who approved this project because our houses were built in a floodplain," says 63-year-old pensioner Zamile Mgabadeli...

By Joseph Chirume 7 Aug 2018

Intergovernmental pact seeks to speed up housing in North West

An intergovernmental agreement to speed up the provision of subsidised houses will see more residents in the North West...

7 Aug 2018

Parkwood housing project gets underway

A team of professionals is to visit seven sites next week where social and affordable housing will be built for backyarders in Parkwood...

By Barbara Maregele 3 Aug 2018

Cape Town's neglected council flats

The City of Cape Town owns approximately 50,000 rental units...

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Thembela Ntongana 25 Jul 2018

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