Articles for Maxwell Roeland

Social housing in South Africa is in trouble - here’s why

Rising costs and stagnant grants imperil the only government-backed effort to undo apartheid spatial planning


Analysis | 10 February 2023

Water curbs: a tale of rich and poor

Most water management devices installed in poor areas


Analysis | 7 March 2018

What happens when people in state housing cannot pay the rent?

A look at what happened at Steenvilla, Cape Town’s largest social housing complex

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Feature | 5 December 2017

Property developers booted off Obz Civic Association

“The attempted ‘hijacking’ of the civic body has actually energised the community in a way that we haven’t seen for years.”


News | 29 November 2017

Developers accused of hijacking Obz civic association

Legal action threatened following attempt to hold new elections


News | 28 November 2017

How much did CPS make from social grants?

Panel of Experts questions Cash Paymaster Services profit submission to Constitutional Court


News | 27 November 2017

Rent instead of owning: Is it a better model for low-income housing?

We explain an important part of the government housing programme


Feature | 22 November 2017

City of Cape Town to provide eight new spaces for homeless people

Councillor admits current law enforcement approach a “lost cause” that’s “foolish” to continue


News | 15 September 2017

Two years on, how is Wolwerivier doing?

Residents describe problems, but also some improvements


News | 7 September 2017

Epileptic, asthmatic and on the streets

All Cassiem Johnson wants is a house


Feature | 21 August 2017