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City of Jo’burg in housing quandary

Temporary shelters for evictees are packed in the inner city, but there aren’t enough low-cost rentals to house them

South Africa urgently needs to rethink its approach to housing

More than 100 000 people move to Johannesburg a year, making it impossible to address the scale of demand.

Mashaba and Mashatile clash as residents fight

"It will take at least 30 years to resolve the housing backlog in Johannesburg, said Herman Mashaba, blaming funding cuts by the Gauteng government."

Young, unemployed and without proper shelter in Freedom Park

Thobekani Mpungose speaks to the Daily Vox about the challenges of being jobless and his struggle to get an education.

How solving the Eldorado Park housing crisis could keep a family safe

Gauteng human settlements MEC Paul Mashatile says preference for housing will be given to those who applied in 1994.

Eldorado Park protests: ‘Government doesn’t want to build us houses’

Protesters and police traded bricks for rubber bullets. Rocks and bricks scattered the streets where debris and tyres lay smoking.

Red Location Museum held to ransom

The museum has become a white elephant, with local residents accusing the metro of “building a house for dead people” while they live in squalor.

Protesters take on Nyalas in Newclare housing protest

It took the sheer presence of police Nyalas to smash apart groups of furious protesters who took over the streets of Newclare yesterday.

SA’s ‘sad story of housing’ – Lindiwe Sisulu

The housing delivery rate fell by 25% in the past five years and the backlog stands at 2.3-million, said Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

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