The constitutional right to housing does not mean people can choose exactly where the house is or what type of house it is, the Western Cape High Court heard on Wednesday. This was as social housing activists and government departments squared off over whether a plot in Sea Point should[…]
With stories of evictions and the unlawful occupation of buildings increasingly occurring in Woodstock, Salt River and Observatory, the topic of spatial justice and the need for affordable housing in the inner city cannot be stressed enough. Just last week, Ndifuna Ukwazi’s Jonty Cogger explained that “we have to look[…]
On Thursday, October 24, the Municipal Planning Tribunal approved a R14-billion development which will go up in the Mother City’s Foreshore district. According to News24, the Harbour Arch development will be the largest of its kind in the city centre. The area where the mixed-use development will go up was[…]
The cost of living has risen to an almighty high, and this increases even further if you live in one of the country’s most popular cities. When you have responsibilities such as paying your rent, Wi-Fi, fuel and groceries, it can be hard to make sure you have enough money[…]
An 80-year-old Woodstock resident is at loggerheads with the City of Cape Town. Kenneth Blaine has been renting a house owned by the municipality since 1976 and now the City wants to sell it to the highest bidder, as part of its redevelopment of properties close to the inner city. Blaine[…]
Capetonians know very well the struggle of affording decent housing in the Mother City. The uphill battle for affordable housing and overall property prices in the city have left many prospective first-time homebuyers disillusioned. According to a recent report, Cape Town retains its reputation as the most expensive city for[…]
Supporters of affordable housing in Cape Town on Thursday lodged a “racism” complaint with Mayor Patricia de Lille over comments a ratepayers group official made about a contentious site in Sea Point. The complaint centred on what David Polovin, deputy chair of the Sea Point, Fresnaye, Bantry Bay Ratepayers &[…]
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