Social Housing Series

Blow for Woodstock social housing plans

Tribunal overturns Heritage Western Cape decision to allow development at the Earl Street site


News | 15 May 2024

Social housing in South Africa is in trouble - here’s why

Rising costs and stagnant grants imperil the only government-backed effort to undo apartheid spatial planning


Analysis | 10 February 2023

Turn Sea Point plot into social housing, say activists

Two years after the Tafelberg sale was overturned, progress has stalled. Now the provincial government says it may want to use the land “in the public interest”.


News | 30 August 2022

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