Department of Housing

 
What’s in a name?
What’s in a name?
Many people avert their eyes when they pass the sprawling shack settlements encroaching on cities. There are about 2 500 in Gauteng alone and,...
W Cape human settlements department releases budget
W Cape human settlements department releases budget
"From April 2009 to March 31 2013 ... a total of 94 228 sites and houses, will have been delivered, at a cost of R5.12-billion," provincial minister Bonginkosi Madikizela said at the provincial budget vote in Cape Town on Monday....
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.
Gateway never had a chance
Gateway never had a chance
Cape Town's disastrous N2 Gateway project began without a funded budget and was starved of agreed funding by the National Housing Department,...
Secret Joe Slovo rezoning plans
Secret Joe Slovo rezoning plans
Western Cape housing minister Richard Dyantyi has applied to rezone land occupied by the Joe Slovo informal settlement, even as the Constitutional...
Gauteng sets aside R3bn for housing
Gauteng sets aside R3bn for housing
Over R3-billion was allocated to meet housing delivery needs in Gauteng, provincial housing minister Nomvula Mokonyane said in her budget speech on...
Home builders to feel the heat
Home builders to feel the heat
If the South African Reserve Bank needs further evidence of the dampening effect of higher rates on real economic activity, recent building data...
Absa injects money to cut housing backlog
Absa injects money to cut housing backlog
Absa and the National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding to speed up the provision of housing in...
Soweto housing protesters 'should not be misled'
Soweto housing protesters 'should not be misled'
Soweto residents who protested violently over housing earlier this week should not be misinformed and misled, Gauteng housing minister Nomvula...
Minister: DA's figures on housing 'fabricated'
Minister: DA's figures on housing 'fabricated'
Expenditure figures for the Department of Housing released by the Democratic Alliance (DA) were "fabricated and irresponsible", Minister of Housing...
Manuel: State underspends by R5,3bn
Manuel: State underspends by R5,3bn
Finance Minister Trevor Manuel told Parliament on Thursday that total spending by all three spheres of government in the financial year to March...
Anger at Cape eviction order
Anger at Cape eviction order
The Cape High Court has given the go-ahead for the eviction of several thousand residents of the Joe Slovo informal settlement to make way for a...

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