Articles by Maxwell Roeland

Water curbs: a tale of rich and poor

Most water management devices installed in poor areas


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

By and

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.”


29 November 2017

Developers accused of hijacking Obz civic association

Legal action threatened following attempt to hold new elections


28 November 2017

How much did CPS make from social grants?

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


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


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


15 September 2017

Two years on, how is Wolwerivier doing?

Residents describe problems, but also some improvements


7 September 2017

Epileptic, asthmatic and on the streets

All Cassiem Johnson wants is a house


21 August 2017