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Tensions flare at Cape housing dialogue

29 August 2019 | ARTICLE

By Ashraf Hendricks

...Steenvilla resident, who requested to remain anonymous, said she was evicted on Tuesday because she could no longer afford to pay her rent. The resident and her two children slept at a friend’s place ...

GROUNDVIEW: Is the education system improving?

17 January 2019 | ARTICLE

By GroundUp Editors

...Steenvilla, a reasonably well-run state-subsidised rent complex in Cape Town’s south peninsula. It is home to over 700 families and managed by a not-for-profit company, SOHCO. Steenvilla has had its p...

More than half the plots earmarked for backyarders in Cape Town’s southern suburbs are on wetlands

12 December 2018 | ARTICLE

By Barbara Maregele

...Steenvilla, where people have been evicted? At the end of the day, our people will be evicted again … They can’t come here and tell us what we want,” he said. Parkwood resident Rashaad Allen said re...

Why did the City of Cape Town delay social housing in Salt River?

7 November 2018 | ARTICLE

By Kelly Vinett

...Steenvilla social housing complex in the south peninsula. But Communicare had nothing to do with Steenvilla. It is managed by another company, SOHCO. Moreover, the evictions were carried out lawfully ...

Cape Town’s homeless and evicted march to Mayor’s office

16 August 2018 | ARTICLE

By Ashraf Hendricks

...Steenvilla and other areas. Ebrahim Fourie of the Housing Assembly, a social movement focused on housing inequality, said that evictions were taking place all over Cape Town. “We consider it illegal,”...

City acts against Steenvilla evictees

25 July 2018 | ARTICLE

By GroundUp Staff

...Steenvilla, hired additional security to guard Steenvilla as tensions rose between the evictees and the residents. Several times in the past month and a half the evictees have protested by burning bar...

Steenvilla evictees disappointed after De Lille no-show

6 July 2018 | ARTICLE

By Tariro Washinyira and Chumani Mazwi

About 60 people gathered outside Steenvilla in Steenberg on Thursday. The group were expecting to meet with Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille to discuss the recent evictions at the social housing comp...

Can subsidised rentals help solve the housing crisis?

27 June 2018 | ARTICLE

By GroundUp Editors

...Steenvilla, which is not good for either them or the residents inside Steenvilla. They will likely end up in a desolate depressing place like Wolwerivier, 25km north of the city centre but which seems...

Families living in tents outside complex they were evicted from

19 June 2018 | ARTICLE

By Thembela Ntongana

...Steenvilla, the largest social housing complex in Cape Town. More than 15 families live in makeshift tents made out of black plastic bags outside the complex. They were evicted from Steenvilla on 6 Ju...

Dozens of families evicted at Cape Town’s largest social housing project

6 June 2018 | ARTICLE

By Tariro Washinyira and Annie Cebulski

...Steenvilla in Steenberg, in Cape Town’s south peninsula on Wednesday, as police with security dogs watched. Steenvilla is the largest social housing complex in Cape Town. It has over 700 units. The u...

Crime mars Cape Town’s largest social housing project

20 February 2018 | ARTICLE

By Ashraf Hendricks

Steenvilla, the largest social housing complex in Cape Town. is a gated community with 24-hour security, yet residents complain about the high crime rate. “Throughout the night, you hear the scraping ...

News that mattered: 2017 in photos

18 December 2017 | ARTICLE

By GroundUp Staff

...Steenvilla on 23 November 2017. Steenvilla is the largest social housing complex in Cape Town. The future of social housing in the city may depend on its success. Photo: Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik A fa...

What happens when people in state housing cannot pay the rent?

5 December 2017 | ARTICLE

By Shaun Swingler and Maxwell Roeland

...Steenvilla, the city’s largest social housing complex, boiled over. Sohco, the non-profit company that manages Steenvilla, was trying to evict residents, some of whom were more than a year in arrears ...

Komape trial shows state at most callous, and other stories

24 November 2017 | ARTICLE

By GroundUp Staff

...Steenvilla, the biggest rent-based social housing project in Cape Town. Remember the fire in Hout Bay’s Imizamo Yethu township earlier this year? The City of Cape Town promised to reblock the burnt ar...

Families evicted at Cape Town’s biggest social housing complex

23 November 2017 | ARTICLE

By Ashraf Hendricks

...Steenvilla. Steenvilla is the largest social housing complex in Cape Town. It has over 700 units. The units are subsidised by the state, allowing the company that manages the block, Sohco, to charge ...

Rent instead of owning: Is it a better model for low-income housing?

22 November 2017 | ARTICLE

By Maxwell Roeland

...Steenvilla in Steenberg. Home to about 700 families, Steenvilla is run by a social housing institution called SOHCO. Another large rental project is planned for Belhar.The City has also recently relea...

Affordable housing in Cape Town: are we being fooled?

9 November 2017 | ARTICLE

By Ute Kuhlmann

...Steenvilla development has 700 units on a property the size of 9 soccer fields. In its development prospectus, the City states that Woodstock and Salt River currently have 5,187 households. Between pr...

False alarm sets off protest at Cape Town’s biggest social housing complex

23 October 2017 | ARTICLE

By Tariro Washinyira

On Monday morning about 70 tenants from Cape Town’s largest affordable housing complex, Steenvilla, blocked Military Road. They sat in the middle of the street and sang struggle songs. A Whatsapp mes...

Court gives Steenvilla residents another chance

30 August 2017 | ARTICLE

By Laura Bratton, William Yoder and GroundUp Staff

On Wednesday the Western Cape High Court ruled that residents of the Steenvilla housing complex in Steenberg can apply for leave to appeal against their attempted eviction by non-profit company Sohco ...

Evictions at Cape Town social housing complex

14 August 2017 | ARTICLE

By Ashleigh Furlong

...Steenvilla on Monday morning, sparking anger amongst residents who say they cannot afford rising rentals. Steenvilla, which is in Steenberg, is run by the non-profit company Sohco Property Investments...

Steenvilla social housing residents protest evictions

24 July 2017 | ARTICLE

By Ashleigh Furlong

Residents from the social housing complex Steenvilla in Steenberg protested against an attempted mass eviction on Monday morning. Dozens of residents burnt rubbish bins and tyres in the road outside t...

Tension over rent at pioneering housing complex

18 April 2016 | ARTICLE

By Barbara Maregele

A group of Steen Villa tenants believe that increased rental fees are forcing poorer families out of the low-cost housing development. The 700-unit development in Steenberg is the first of its kind in...