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Victory for housing activists in landmark Tafelberg case

Judges Patrick Gamble and Monde Samela have ruled in favour of housing activists in the landmark Tafelberg case...

By James Stent 1 Sep 2020

NHBRC fines eThekwini R1.2m for not enrolling subsidy houses under construction

The National Home Builders' Registration Council (NHBRC) Disciplinary Committee has fined the eThekwini Municipality R1.2m for failing to enrol 60 subsidy houses that were under construction at Inanda...

20 Aug 2020

Call for freeze on land sales in Khayelitsha

The newly-formed Khayelitsha Human Settlements Task Team has called for a freeze on all transfers and sales of land in Khayelitsha while a land audit is done by the City of Cape Town and made public...

By Vincent Lali 7 Aug 2020

Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing

The challenges of informal settlements have once again been thrown into the spotlight in the midst of the current pandemic...

By Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge 4 Aug 2020

How to respond to Cape Town's surge in land occupations

Cape Town has its hands full with land occupations. Fiery commentary from the national minister of human settlements, mayco member for human settlements and mayor emphasises the need to protect public and private land...

By Adi Kumar 28 Jul 2020

District Six: This time the bulldozers are there to build houses

Work on the final phases of the District Six restitution project has begun. The national Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development is having the ground cleared and rubble removal as mandated by the courts...

By James Stent 27 Jul 2020

Courts thwart king's attempt to control land

An attempt by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini's Ingonyama Trust to take control of thousands of hectares of land worth almost R1-billion, which was awarded to several communities in the greater Mthonjaneni (Melmoth) area as land restitution, has been thwarted by the courts...

By Tania Broughton 17 Jul 2020

CT High Court rules on illegal evictions

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has welcomed the Western Cape High Court judgment against the City of Cape Town on illegal evictions...

16 Jul 2020

'Anti-social behaviour' could soon disqualify some from CoCT rental units

People with a record of "anti-social behaviour" could soon be disqualified from City of Cape Town-owned housing opportunities...

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and James Stent 10 Jul 2020

Housing crisis more complex than it seems

The outrage over the recent violent eviction of a naked Bulelani Qholani from his shack in eThembeni near Empolweni, Khayelitsha, on 1 July by the City of Cape Town's Anti-Land Invasion Unit (ALIU), will fade in time...

By Jens Horber 7 Jul 2020

Court orders City of Cape Town to leave Obs occupiers alone

Shack dwellers and homeless people who have erected a tent in Observatory, Cape Town, have obtained an urgent interim interdict that prevents the City from evicting them. The tent, home now to dozens of people, has been erected on the lawn in front of a vacated old age home, Arcadia House, owned by Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged (CPOA)...

21 May 2020

Heritage Western Cape approves Parow Station Precinct exemption proposal

The Parow Station Precinct could become the first in South Africa to be exempted from protections under the National Heritage Resources Act (NHRA)...

By Tariro Washinyira 15 May 2020

Solutions for landlords and tenants impacted by lockdown

If you are in the situation where your income is threatening your ability to pay rent, you must take action now, rather than later...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 1 Apr 2020

Government identifies 17 parcels of land for Covid-19 resettlement

Government has identified 17 land parcels for resettlement purposes for people who stay in informal settlements should the need arise, as the country deals with the spread of Covid-19...

30 Mar 2020

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