housing

St Helena Bay protests for housing flares up again

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[…]

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WATCH: Octogenarian facing eviction in Cape Town

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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Affordable housing available, just not where most want it

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[…]

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‘Govt has failed us’, say activists at backyarders summit

By Shakirah Thebus A summit to discuss the plight of backyard dwellers in Cape Town became emotionally charged on Thursday, as residents and activists accused government of failing to address the housing backlog. Civic movement G@tvol Capetonian and representatives from communities who took part in the national shutdown protest three[…]

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