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[…]
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[…]
The Gatvol movement has filed a complaint against the City of Cape Town for alleged mismanagement of funds intended for a community housing project. Gatvol spokesperson Fadiel Adams said the movement filed the complaint to the office of the Public Protector on Monday, in relation to a 2008 project which[…]
Desperate and frustrated – this is how the chairperson of the Parkwood Backyard Association in Parkwood, Dominique Booysen, described how some residents feel about the lack of housing in their community. Fresh demonstrations erupted in Parkwood and Ottery on Monday, after illegally erected shacks were dismantled. Residents resorted to burning[…]
Cape Town – Sea Point residents poured cold water on the victory of social housing activists and said they planned to challenge last week’s Municipal Planning Tribunal decision to cater for inclusionary housing in a new high-rise development in their area. “The decision has been strongly objected. We are planning[…]
Cape Town – Glomix House Brokers, where the wife of alleged 28s gang boss Ralph Stanfield is the director, has a tender to build 30 houses in the Valhalla Park housing project. “The City of Cape Town was not aware of these allegations until the recent media enquiries,” Mayco member[…]
The Salt River housing project faces more controversy after being halted by the DA-led municipality. Former Mayoral Committee member for Transport and Urban Development, Brett Herron, last month announced his resignation at the Salt River Market, stating that the halting of the project was “the final straw” for him. The[…]
The Cape Town City council was scheduled on Thursday to announce its decision on the sale of City-owned land to housing non-profit organisation Communicare for redevelopment for social housing, GroundUp has reported. But the decision was pushed back to the next council meeting because “the DA caucus has some queries around[…]
MEC for Human Settlement in the Western Cape, Bonginkosi Madikizela met with residents from the New Woodlands community regarding issues over farm 694, which is located between Walter Battiss Road and the R300. The land is designated for a housing development for residents of Kosovo informal settlement and the New[…]
The City of Cape Town has assured residents that the Bo-Kaap anti-land invasion raid this week was conducted after due process was followed. Law enforcement officials demolished symbolic “protest shacks” constructed on an open field on Voetboog Road in Bo-Kaap , which consequently sparked anger from the community. But, mayco[…]
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