Some tenants are more than six months behind on their rent, with the residential rental market’s recovery after the hard lockdown in the second quarter of 2020 taking a knock. Many tenants were struggling to catch up on rent arrears despite being employed when the restriction on movement was lifted[…]
In the face of a housing crisis in the Western Cape, the provincial government has been assisting residents to build and improve their informal structures. The Western Cape government recently launched phase two of their ‘Better Living Challenge’ project that aimed to help residents with self-build skills and knowledge. The[…]
The City of Cape Town has approved over 17 000 building plans worth R16 billion during the past year despite COVID-19 lockdowns. Mayoral spokesperson Lyndon Khan says a significant development, the Harbour Arch on the Foreshore, will create more than 13 000 jobs during the construction phase as part of[…]
Another round of protests have broken out in the St Helena Bay area, after residents of Laingville expressed their dissatisfaction at the provision of housing in the area. Those passing through the area are warned to be vigilant. As reported by SABC News, residents are unhappy about the allocation of[…]
Members of the public have an additional month to comment on the proposed changes to the City of Cape Town’s housing opportunities allocation policy (2015, the city said on Sunday. “The proposed changes aim to expedite certain decision-making processes and further enhance allocation fairness and transparency. The comment period, which[…]
The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has released hundreds of parcels of land as part of the government’s commitment to land reform, redistribution and restitution. According to Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille, in October, last year, the Cabinet approved the release of 167 portions of land which[…]
The Cape Town High Court heard closing arguments in the Tafelberg property case on Friday but one of the applicants in the matter, Ndfiuna Uwkwazi, says they only expect judgement as late as May or June next year. The case which has been taken up by social movement Reclaim the[…]
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[…]
The Western Cape Government’s Department of Human Settlements has indicated that all arrears accumulated until 31 August 2019 by residents of the Gatesville Rental Housing Complex in Athlone will be written off. Provincial government has also indicated that annual rent increases will be frozen for pensioners living in the complex.[…]
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[…]
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