housing

City tackles housing fraud

The City of Cape Town’s crackdown on housing fraud has seen it secure two arrests within the last month, both in relation to fraudsters who have attempted to charge desperate and unsuspecting family’s money in order to access non-existent housing opportunities. The City has also been beset by a number[…]

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City warns against housing scams

The City of Cape Town has warned potential subsidised housing beneficiaries against paying money towards individuals who promise guaranteed housing opportunities. The City has launched an investigation into several cases where members of the public have been duped into forking out ‘placement fees’ for registration onto the housing database, with[…]

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Langa residents begin move to new housing

As part of its Langa Hostel Transformation Programme, the City of Cape Town have formally begun moving residents of the areas ‘hostel system’ in 463 new housing units situated on the Old Depot Site. The project aims to improve the living conditions of those currently living in the Apartheid-era hostels[…]

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Foreigners legally need housing too: Sisulu

If South Africa is to heal itself of the long-term effects of xenophobia, it must find a way to ensure that those who are in the country legally have somewhere to live. Housing Minister Lindiwe Sisulu made the comment on Thursday at a news conference at Parliament before her budget[…]

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City’s housing database goes live

The City of Cape Town’s online housing database has gone live and qualifying residents can now apply online to be registered on this database. The facility is considered a quick, convenient and safe way forresidents who qualify in terms of the subsidy criteria to access this City service – including with[…]

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