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CT housing crisis solution shortlisted in global competition

Run by RICS, a community-funded affordable housing scheme for Cape Town is one of five entries shortlisted for Africa in a global competition...

9 Jul 2018

Social housing residents demand option to buy homes

About 400 people marched from Cape Town's Keizersgracht Street to the provincial Department of Human Settlements on Wednesday, 4 July...

By Thembela Ntongana 5 Jul 2018

Can subsidised rentals help solve the housing crisis?

The housing shortage has come to a head this year with a massive increase in land occupations...

By GroundUp editors 28 Jun 2018

Battle for Bo-Kaap's future remains ongoing

Tyres burned on Wale Street in Bo-Kaap in May this year with protesting residents wanting to draw attention to concerns about development and heritage...

By Aidan Jones 27 Jun 2018

Western Cape government identifies seven possible housing sites

At least seven vacant plots have been identified as "possible sites for social and affordable housing" in Cape Town's southern suburbs...

By Barbara Maregele 21 Jun 2018

We can't house everyone, says Bonginkosi Madikizela

Bonginkosi Madikizela, Western Cape MEC for Human Settlements, has said it is important for people to realise that government will not be able to house everyone...

By Mary-Anne Gontsana 18 Jun 2018

Affordable housing solutions in pipes, containers and 3D printers

A critical shortage of affordable housing across the world is triggering creative solutions...

By Rina Chandran 7 Jun 2018

Drakenstein could be testing ground for land expropriation, says minister

Deputy minister of rural development and land reform Mcebisi Skwatsha says government is considering expropriating land without compensation...

By Barbara Maregele 6 Jun 2018

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 24 May 2018

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

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