Social Housing Series

Traders at the historic Salt River Market will be excluded from new City development

“This is our livelihood, my bread and butter” says trader


News | 17 August 2022

Cape Town tables plan for two inner-city social housing projects

Announcement hailed as a victory for housing activists


News | 29 July 2022

Tenants move into new Conradie Park social housing development in Pinelands

Human Settlements says 432 units in the first phase are to be occupied by April


News | 7 February 2022

Activists impatient with long wait for promised social housing

City of Cape Town says national government slow to release “well-located” land for affordable housing


News | 12 August 2021

Cape Town golf clubs may be turned into housing - City documents

Activists welcome possible change of policy


News | 4 June 2021

Ugly battle over social housing in Cape Town

Former employees of Communicare, dismissed for fraud, go to court to oppose evictions


News | 12 April 2021

Court grants eviction order against alleged housing “hijackers”

Evictees say they were out of options


News | 12 November 2020

Province and City to appeal Tafelberg judgment

Cape Town housing activists decry government decision


News | 22 September 2020

Cape Town’s battle for spatial justice

There is a disconnect between what the City says and what it does when it comes to housing, development, and urban planning.


Analysis | 31 October 2019

City approves R14-billion Foreshore development despite objections

Housing activists disappointed by lack of affordable housing in proposal


News | 25 October 2019

Social housing gets green light at Salt River Market

Activists say they will only celebrate when they see ground broken


Brief | 14 August 2019

Woodstock Hospital occupiers protest in Civic Centre

City of Cape Town considering buying occupied Woodstock Hospital from Province, says mayor


Brief | 7 August 2019

Shack dwellers in King William’s Town won’t relocate for electrification

Upgrade to Kanana Village means a hundred residents need to demolish their shacks


News | 12 March 2019

Residents oppose Conradie Hospital housing plan

The site, which has stood empty for 16 years, is a battleground over the future of state subsidised housing in Cape Town


News | 22 November 2018

Madikizela blames Salt River social housing delay on Herron

Housing activists protest outside DA press conference


News | 8 November 2018

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

Brett Herron and DA councillors trade accusations


News | 7 November 2018