HOUSING

Homes demolished as storm hits Cape Town

Five shacks in Vrygrond were demolished on a rainy Thursday afternoon

By Lucas Nowicki - 11 July 2020

In photos: Storm causes flooding in Cape Town

The City’s Disaster Risk Management says flood kits, sand and milling will be provided to affected informal settlements

By Peter Luhanga and Buziwe Nocuze - 10 July 2020

“We lived better on the farms” says evictee

Families tell of hardship since being relocated from a farm to an informal settlement in Wellington

By Liezl Human - 10 July 2020

Bulelani Qolani: What happened before he was dragged naked from his shack?

We have reviewed videos and interviewed witnesses

By Vincent Lali and James Stent - 9 July 2020

Shacks demolished for fourth time in Tembisa since lockdown eased

Burning of materials shows heavy handedness and violence by metro police, says lawyer

By Zoë Postman - 9 July 2020

Land occupation in Midvaal the work of a criminal syndicate, says City

Walkerville “Big Six” say land must be taken from whites and given to black people

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 9 July 2020

“Anti-social behaviour” could soon disqualify you from renting from the City

Public comment on draft housing allocation policy open till 21 July

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and James Stent - 9 July 2020

Raising an autistic child in a shack

“He once disappeared and it gave us a fright. Now I have to stay and watch him all the time.”

By Tariro Washinyira - 8 July 2020

Leaders of Bobani land occupation flee settlement

“We called them the Mugabes because they refused to step down”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 8 July 2020

Shack with a swimming pool and Table Mountain view

But Viziyalo Madola’s community still shares just one toilet

By Peter Luhanga - 7 July 2020

Cash-strapped farm owner removed roof to force out farm dwellers

Owner says families broke agreement to leave made six years ago

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 7 July 2020

Housing crisis more complex than it seems

What the eviction of a naked man tells us about our collective response to the housing shortage

By Jens Horber - 6 July 2020

Human Rights Commission to investigate after man dragged naked from his shack

Shack dwellers march to police station in protest

By Vincent Lali - 2 July 2020

“I was in my room washing. Then they threw me outside.” Bulelani Qolani describes how he was dragged naked from his shack

“The video of me is important so people see the City of Cape Town”

By James Stent - 2 July 2020

City of Cape Town Law Enforcement drag naked man out of his house

City says incident is being investigated

By James Stent - 1 July 2020

Hundreds of new homes demolished in Port Elizabeth

Municipality demolishes shacks as they are being built

By Joseph Chirume - 1 July 2020