[GroundUp] About 100 property owners in Strand, Cape Town, picketed at the municipal buildings on Thursday afternoon. They demanded an explanation from the City of Cape Town about an apparent agreement reached between SANRAL and the City on providing services to people occupying SANRAL-owned land near their properties.
[Nation] After reading this article, you'll wish you had bought a town house in Kitengela or an apartment in Ruaka back in 2016, seeing that the value of property in these areas continues to rise.
[Nairobi News] The Court has temporarily suspended the directive by State to employers to implement the 1.5 per cent housing levy, pending the hearing of a case filed by the Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK).
[GroundUp] Police use tear gas and rubber bullets to quell two days of demonstrations in Nompumelelo township
[Guardian] The Lagos State government yesterday debunked news circulating on the social media that it had earmarked the Abraham Adesanya housing estate located in Ajah for demolition and rebuilding into a luxurious estate. Government also denied reallocating new houses to former landlords in the estate at a new location.
[News24Wire] Residents of Ramaphosa Village, the informal settlement in Rus-Ter-Vaal outside Vereeniging, have vowed to stay put, despite eviction orders for their removal.
[East African] Private developers in Kenya are cautious about investing in the government's ambitious public housing programme under the Big Four Agenda, citing low returns.
[Daily Maverick] A government task team is set to swoop into Alexandra to address community concerns after recent protests. The City of Johannesburg already has a plan but wasn't allowed to present it on Monday.
[Daily Maverick] In just over 10 years Anglo American's Kumba Iron Ore has successfully managed to uproot, transport and integrate a Sishen mining village community of 3,437 people into the nearby town of Kathu. Well, almost. The project is 98% complete, and management says the negotiations with the remaining 2% of residents still occupying the almost ghost-town of Dingleton will be finalised in the very near term.
[Nation] Kenyans have taken to social media to express their opposition to the plan by the government to deduct part of workers' salaries to fund its housing project.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Food vendor Mary Akinyi, 39, a single mother of three, arranged her dried fish on a table at the side of a busy road in Kibera, Nairobi's largest slum, getting ready for peak hours in the early evening.
[Guardian] With about 4.7 million unmetered consumers projected to double in a couple of years, stakeholders in the energy sector have aligned with the federal government's Meter Asset Provider (MAP) regulations to close the metering gap and its attendant challenges in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry.
[GroundUp] For nearly a month Zonwabile Alfred May and his nine family members have been living on the R44 roadside near Paarl. They were evicted from the Windmeul Kelder wine farm on 26 March, where they had lived for almost 40 years.
[GroundUp] 22 Langa families were moved out for a hostel upgrade in 2006
[GroundUp] Residents of Ncwadi in Pietermaritzburg have to walk 15 km or more to the nearest taxi because the roads in their area are so bad the taxis won't enter.
[GroundUp] "I miss my fellow Zimbabweans. We used to stay as a family but we are now scattered in Limpopo"
[News24Wire] Former president Nelson Mandela made a mistake by prioritising RDP houses, EFF leader Julius Malema said during a rally at Durban University of Technology on Tuesday.
[Nation] The Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) has rejected the planned deduction of housing levy from workers by the government starting this month.
[Nation] Following Tuesday's newspaper advertisement ordering employers to start remitting 1.5 per cent of their employees' basic pay to the National Housing Development Fund, apprehension is rife among Kenyans on the design of the Jubilee government's housing project.
[News24Wire] The driveway gate is the most common point of entry for armed robberies and 85% of all residential contact crimes start at the driveway gate, according to 7Arrows Security.
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