Housing Development Bank to speed up service delivery

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the establishment of the Human Settlements Development Bank as the country seeks to accelerate the delivery of housing...

11 Feb 2019

#SONA2019 serves up positive news for the housing sector

The very detailed State of the Nation Address dealt with all of the economic and social issues that are currently of concern to the real estate industry...

By Berry Everitt 8 Feb 2019

Court gives Hermanus occupiers till June to oppose eviction

Over 200 people occupying private land in Schulphoek, Hermanus, picketed outside the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday, where eviction proceedings have been brought against them...

By Thembela Ntongana 5 Feb 2019

New report: Global affordable housing gap has reached roughly $740bn

Knight Frank has released its inaugural Urban Futures report which has found that the affordable housing gap reached an estimated $740bn globally in 2018...

29 Jan 2019

City counts number of occupiers in Woodstock Hospital

Members of the unlawful occupation at Woodstock Hospital have welcomed City of Cape Town officials compiling a list of their names as part of the city's ongoing response to the situation...

By Aidan Jones 24 Jan 2019

Don't be a victim of title deeds scam

The City of Ekurhuleni has warned residents not to fall for a scam which has emerged in the area involving title deeds...

18 Jan 2019

Rental Tribunal sends clear message to landlords: Don't treat tenants unfairly

Zubeida Hendricks is 81 years old. She has lived on Goldsmith Street in Salt River, Cape Town, for 51 years. She shares the house with her son, his wife and two children...

By Wilmien Wicomb 17 Jan 2019

5 tips to save money when moving houses this January

January demands a lot of money for most people and moving houses in 'Januworry' is a top priority for most people...

4 Jan 2019

City gives green light to Salt River social housing project

A full sitting of council at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Thursday, 13 December, agreed "in-principle" that the city sell the Salt River Market site to Communicare...

By Aidan Jones 14 Dec 2018

More than half the plots earmarked for backyarders in Cape Town's southern suburbs are on wetlands

More than 60 properties on at least 100 hectares have been identified for possible housing development in several Cape Town southern suburb areas...

By Barbara Maregele 13 Dec 2018

Housing activists build shacks on prime inner-city land

About 100 housing activists built shacks on a vacant piece of privately owned land in Cape Town's city centre at sunrise on Tuesday, 4 December...

By Aidan Jones 6 Dec 2018

Promise of right to housing remains elusive in democratic South Africa

South Africa's Constitution protects everyone's right to access adequate housing...

By Soraya Beukes 27 Nov 2018

Residents oppose Conradie Hospital housing plan

The old Conradie Hospital site has been dormant since 2002. Heralded by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, the plan for the site includes state subsidised housing...

26 Nov 2018

Bo-Kaap protesters in stand-off with crane

About 50 protesters gathered at the corner of Buiten and Buitengracht Street on Tuesday, 20 November. Their aim was to prevent a crane from entering Bo-Kaap...

By Aidan Jones and Ashraf Hendricks 21 Nov 2018

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