Housing

Kariega residents sick of living next to 300 vandalised toilets protest

“We have been patient for a long time” says protest leader

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Brief | 24 May 2024

Rubber bullets versus stones at Blikkiesdorp protest

Protesters and City in dispute over housing project

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Brief | 24 May 2024

Councillor denies giving people permission to occupy land in Johannesburg

The occupiers are mostly backyarders and tenants who say they could no longer afford to pay rent or buy a house. They have been clearing the open field for a week now.

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News | 24 May 2024

Cape Town protesters block busy road, demanding services

They are angry that refugees living in a tent on the same land have toilets and water, but they do not

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Brief | 22 May 2024

City of Cape Town backtracks on housing agreement with Mfuleni backyarders

New housing development will not only be for the backyarders, says the City

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News | 22 May 2024

“You have no idea how difficult it is to get a coffin inside the camp”

After 13 years in a “transit camp”, Ntuzuma flood victims are afraid they’ll die there

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News | 22 May 2024

Tshwane abandons Marry Me settlement: Broken promises leave 450 families in limbo

City says the land is private and is not in the process of being formalised

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Brief | 21 May 2024

Last four traders at Salt River Market to fight their eviction

Site to be used for 1,000 affordable housing units

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News | 21 May 2024

Ratepayers block plans to upgrade informal settlement in eThekwini

There are more than 300 shacks in Havelock next to the formal suburb of Greenwood Park

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News | 17 May 2024

Victims of 2022 KwaZulu-Natal floods march to demand housing

Hundreds come to central Durban to hand over memo to Premier’s office

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Brief | 15 May 2024

Dozens of shacks demolished in Midrand

Shackdwellers say they’ll keep rebuilding because they have nowhere else to go

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News | 14 May 2024

Activists want 12 more pieces of public land used for housing

Parking lots in Cape Town’s city centre should be used for affordable housing, says Ndifuna Ukwazi

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News | 9 May 2024

Hundreds left outside in the cold and wet after Dunoon shack fire

On Tuesday afternoon, community leaders were still coordinating relief efforts for fire victims at Doornbach informal settlement in Cape Town

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Brief | 7 May 2024

Race to find 48 trapped construction workers

21 people have been rescued from the site of the collapsed building in George

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Brief | 7 May 2024