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Lesotho Rise in the City design competition winner announced

Winners of the Rise in the City international architecture competition for affordable housing in Maseru, Lesotho were announced earlier this month...

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Parly adopts report on land expropriation

The Ad Hoc Committee - set up to amend Section 25 of the Constitution - has adopted a report on its work into a possible amendment to the Constitution in order for the State to expropriate land without compensation, in the public interest...

14 Mar 2019

New Sea Point skyscraper to include affordable housing

Cape Town's Municipal Planning Tribunal has approved a proposal for a skyscraper that would include affordable housing in Sea Point...

By Ashraf Hendricks 14 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Creating architecture for the African continent for the next 100 years

Design can and should have a positive impact on communities, says architect and African Design Centre fellow, Tshepo Mokholo...

By Louise Marsland 4 Mar 2019

RDP house on sale for R1.7m

A former RDP house, upgraded to a double-storey and expanded to 15 rentable rooms in Dunoon, Cape Town, has been listed for sale on a popular property website with an asking price of over R1.7m...

1 Mar 2019

Government bureaucracy hampering investment in Western Cape, says property forum

According to the Western Cape Property Development Forum (WCPDF), an increasing slowdown in approval processes by local and provincial governments is costing the Western Cape thousands of jobs and will lead to the loss of scarce skills...

27 Feb 2019

Housing Development Bank to speed up service delivery

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the establishment of the Human Settlements Development Bank as the country seeks to accelerate the delivery of housing...

11 Feb 2019

#SONA2019 serves up positive news for the housing sector

The very detailed State of the Nation Address dealt with all of the economic and social issues that are currently of concern to the real estate industry...

By Berry Everitt 8 Feb 2019

Court gives Hermanus occupiers till June to oppose eviction

Over 200 people occupying private land in Schulphoek, Hermanus, picketed outside the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday, where eviction proceedings have been brought against them...

By Thembela Ntongana 5 Feb 2019

New report: Global affordable housing gap has reached roughly $740bn

Knight Frank has released its inaugural Urban Futures report which has found that the affordable housing gap reached an estimated $740bn globally in 2018...

29 Jan 2019

City counts number of occupiers in Woodstock Hospital

Members of the unlawful occupation at Woodstock Hospital have welcomed City of Cape Town officials compiling a list of their names as part of the city's ongoing response to the situation...

By Aidan Jones 24 Jan 2019

Don't be a victim of title deeds scam

The City of Ekurhuleni has warned residents not to fall for a scam which has emerged in the area involving title deeds...

18 Jan 2019

Rental Tribunal sends clear message to landlords: Don't treat tenants unfairly

Zubeida Hendricks is 81 years old. She has lived on Goldsmith Street in Salt River, Cape Town, for 51 years. She shares the house with her son, his wife and two children...

By Wilmien Wicomb 17 Jan 2019

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