RDP houses

 
The long wait for service delivery in Mabopane
The long wait for service delivery in Mabopane
The most pressing issue is the sun. Here, in Mabopane, a township 50km north of Pretoria, the highveld sun is unrelenting. The half-collapsed sweet...
Public service efficiency is key to a developmental state
Public service efficiency is key to a developmental state
Calls are growing for greater accountability and improved public sector productivity, particularly at a time when the economy is languishing and the...
Govt seeks to discipline those selling RDP houses
Govt seeks to discipline those selling RDP houses
The Department of Human Settlement is hoping to make it harder for people to illegally sell their RDP houses. 
[Video]Kathrada Park: Up in flames over housing
[Video]Kathrada Park: Up in flames over housing
Hundreds of angry residents from the Kathrada Park informal settlement took to the streets on Monday demanding their promised RDP houses.
Protesters take on Nyalas in Newclare housing protest
Protesters take on Nyalas in Newclare housing protest
In the early hours of Monday morning a few hundred protesters from Kathrada Park blockaded the road outside the Newclare train station – which...
Contractor under R60m housing cloud gets top state job
Contractor under R60m housing cloud gets top state job
In March last year, accountant Anton Kriel arrived at the Mail & Guardian offices. Carrying an armful of files, he said he wanted to speak to a...
Jo'burg slaps couple with R1.5m electricity bill
Jo'burg slaps couple with R1.5m electricity bill
A Johannesburg couple using pre-paid electricity have received a R1.5 million water and lights bill from the city, the Star reported on...
End this epidemic of violent abuse
End this epidemic of violent abuse
If you want to understand the scale and complexity of the problems facing urban communities in South Africa, you could do a lot worse than visit...
Alex residents threaten foreigners over RDP homes
Alex residents threaten foreigners over RDP homes
Residents of the township of Alexandra in Johannesburg have warned of an uprising over foreigners living in RDP houses.
'I'm tired of living like this'
'I'm tired of living like this'
The Gauteng department of housing is to demolish at least 115 Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) houses less than five years after the...
Moving from slum survivor to urban planner
Moving from slum survivor to urban planner
There was a time when uskoteni (hobo) was a word that police and government officials used to demean slum-dwellers like me.

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