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‘Shack’ agency remains leaderless

Former Mvelaphanda head gets another six months at the helm of the Housing Development Agency

Eviction spike as the lockdown relaxes

Housing tribunal data shows that tenants are increasingly in distress as landlords come knocking for the unpaid lockdown rent owed to them

High court declares the City of Cape Town’s lockdown evictions illegal

The South African Human Rights Commission and housing activists brought — and won — an application to halt lockdown demolitions of what the City of Cape Town said were unoccupied dwellings

Sisulu axes another water board

Umgeni Water’s board in KwaZulu-Natal was appointed irregularly by her predecessor, the water and sanitation minister claims

Leaked memorandum threatens Lindiwe Sisulu’s presidential bid

A document leaked to journalists says the minister was aware of illegal fundraising for her presidential bid by her own task team ... and ‘kept quiet’ about it

Sisulu disbands her own national rapid-response task team

The human settlements minister has axed her controversial rapid-response team after corruption charges. Some team members were alleged to be running her 2022 ANC election campaign

‘Unity’ man in battle for eThekwini

Thabani Nyawose will challenge disgraced former Durban mayor Zandile Gumede while 17 other ANC regions also hold elective conferences

Sisulu and the bucket toilet stink

The minister has joined a long line of politicians and ministers promising to eradicate bucket toilets and then failing to deliver

Why I decided to work for Lindiwe Sisulu

She is a hard taskmaster but caring, a stickler for rules and committed to serving the country

Title deeds backlog trips up RDP housing

Many of the poorest homeowners are still battling to unlock the value of their properties.

Govt seeks to discipline those selling RDP houses

No punitive measures are yet in place to regulate people who are selling their RDP houses before occupying them for eight years.

Housing department condemns poo-fighters

The department of human settlements has criticised five people who were arrested for dumping human waste at Cape Town International Airport.

W Cape human settlements department releases budget

The Western Cape human settlements department has delivered over 94 000 sites and houses in the last three years, says its provincial minister.

Witch-hunt after ‘non-existent’ IT contract exposed

The human settlements department has launched a whistleblower witch-hunt after a damning audit exposing a dodgy R72.6-million IT contract was leaked.

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