Where will the children play? Masiphumelele youths disrupt housing project

They say the field on which the temporary houses are being built is the only one they can use


News | 11 March 2021

Environmental group slams “flawed” approval for Masiphumelele upgrade

NEAG alleges conflict of interests by key player


News | 31 August 2020

Masiphumelele upgrade plan approved but Noordhoek group’s appeal still pending

Provincial government says it is “critical” for the informal settlement to be upgraded as living conditions are “undesirable and unacceptable”


News | 28 August 2020

Masiphumelele fire station set to open this year

The project was set back by nearly two years over the appointment of the contractor


Brief | 27 June 2019

One thousand new homes earmarked for Masiphumelele

City commitment to start settling people in October follows long period of community discussions


News | 1 April 2019

Masiphumelele residents frustrated after De Lille visit

Residents say mayoral pop-up office left housing questions unanswered


News | 25 July 2018

Masiphumelele once again without mobile police van

The community wants a permanent station to be built


Brief | 14 November 2017

Masiphumelele residents reject portable toilets

“I must sit in front of my children to do my business because my house is not big enough for privacy”


Brief | 17 August 2017

Fire in Masiphumelele leaves 15 families homeless

Some of the affected residents were also victims of the 2015 blaze


Brief | 25 July 2017

Masiphumelele murder trial about to start — or is it?

Nearly two years after protests, community leader Lubabalo Vellem will soon have his day in court, but postponements continue


Brief | 12 June 2017

Masiphumelele residents reject City mediators

They want to select their own person, and they also want a plan for the development of the township to be made public before negotiations over contested issues begin


Brief | 19 May 2017

Masiphumelele residents want permission to occupy vacant City land

Meeting between City officials and residents started and ended chaotically


News | 15 March 2017

Smouldering discontent in Masiphumelele years after fire

Residents are dissatisfied by the ward councillor’s written response to their memorandum


Brief | 10 March 2017

Andile Jadu is only 21 and his home has already been demolished four times

A look at the human and financial cost for one young man of City shack demolitions


News | 24 February 2017

R15k raised for “48 to 84” campaign for Masiphumelele school

But another R85k still needed


Brief | 2 February 2017