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Ward councillors are key players
Ward councillors are key players
The importance of ward councillors is constantly overlooked. They are blamed for the poor delivery of services and praised for innovative initiatives. Their role in promoting social cohesion, however, is rarely mentioned. But the personality and leadership of the ward councillor is often...
Progress in health, human settlements and education
Progress in health, human settlements and education
Building infrastructure to cater for the needs of the poor and vulnerable is at the centre of advancing the development agenda and is important to...
​The state must invest in rental stock for people earning less than R3 200 a month
​The state must invest in rental stock for people earning less than R3 200 a month
No formal rental options exist, public or private, in high density urban areas for people earning less than R3 500 a month.
Eldorado Park was built on dreams, many of them shattered by government ineptitude
Eldorado Park was built on dreams, many of them shattered by government ineptitude
Diabetic Tessa-Ann MacFarlane (49) had her right leg amputated below the knee. Her struggle is compounded by a swollen tummy and profuse sweating,...
North West government spent R54m on abandoned housing project
North West government spent R54m on abandoned housing project
The North West department of local government and human settlement has spent over R54-million on a project that has been abandoned and for which...
Know your rights, says new government programme
Know your rights, says new government programme
Service delivery, education, housing and health are to be the key areas of a new programme launched by the department of justice and constitutional development and the Foundation for Human Rights, with funding from the European Union....
SA's 'sad story of housing' - Lindiwe Sisulu
SA's 'sad story of housing' - Lindiwe Sisulu
There has been a drastic drop in the delivery of houses in the country, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu told MPs on Tuesday.
Grootboom win a house of cards
Grootboom win a house of cards
Irene Grootboom died in her shack. She was penniless and houseless, in spite of her name being associated with a Constitutional Court judgment...
Zuma teary-eyed over poverty
Zuma teary-eyed over poverty
President Jacob Zuma was nearly reduced to tears when he saw a family's living conditions in a shack he visited in Orange Farm, Johannesburg, he...
DA councillor found guilty
DA councillor found guilty
A City of Cape Town disciplinary committee has found Democratic Alliance councillor Frank Martin guilty of encouraging people to invade homes at...
Eden Park situation 'under control'
Eden Park situation 'under control'
The situation in Eden Park was "under control" on Friday after a man was killed there, allegedly by the Red Ants security guards, said police.
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...

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