Dunoon matrics piled on the distinctions despite studying in a loud and tough environment in Cape Town’s crowded settlement.
The devastating fire which started in Appelboord, Ravensmead claimed the lives of three people and left 150 homeless. See the photos here.
Minister Lindiwe Sisulu during a departmental budget speech said the growth of informal settlements in South Africa will be reviewed.
The City of Cape Town is expecting an increase of flooding this winter, especially in newly formed informal settlements.
Images of the aftermath of the fire at the Booysens Railway Informal Settlement south of Johannesburg resembled a war zone, with one journalist saying ‘this level of destruction has not been seen in a while in a while.’
Stowaway Themba Cabeka, 30, has spoken for the first time of his terrifying 11-hour journey, and is the subject of a new Channel 4 documentary which airs 4 January.
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu met with stakeholders in the fire-ravaged Masiphumelele informal settlement in Cape Town to discuss housing challenges in the area.
The group’s Ali Sablay said they had to respond immediately to the disaster which happened just over a week before Christmas.
The child died when about 20 shacks caught fire on 8th Avenue on Saturday.
‘We want to get the attention of this municipality. But if officials don’t address us we will stop all the projects in this ward.’
One chemical toilet is to be shared by five families, says Sinethemba Motomela, Dunoon Community Leader Chairperson.
There is tension between the voting district committee and the ward committee in Bobani Village in Gunguluza, Uitenhage.
Nkandla residents tried to remove illegal connections from Endlovini informal settlement in Port Elizabeth.
Residents believe that if it wasn’t for the COVID-19 pandemic, they would still be sharing a single pit toilet.
The cold front hammering the Western Cape has led to localised flooding, leaving thousands of residents with severe damage to their homes.
Mandeni informal settlement got six toilets and running water after 10 years of waiting.
Ethekwini Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal continues with its harsh evictions in the informal settlements around the city despite President Cyril Ramaphosa’s moratorium during lockdown.
The Red Ants continued to remove illegal shack dwellings in Johannesburg on Tuesday, with hundreds of residents calling foul.
Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has outlined a preliminary plan for informal settlement residents to be relocated to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu’s de-densification proposal has ruffled more than a few feathers around South Africa.
“The municipality should not wait to act when there are pandemics to provide residents with basic services,” says PE resident.
The Department of Human Settlements has confirmed that plans are underway to evacuate townships to stem the spread of coronavirus.
To wash hands, Cape Town’s Khayelitsha residents have to go to a communal tap, fill a bucket and haul it back to their shack.
Water infrastructure will be handled as a matter of urgency in rural areas with water tanks and hand sanitiser also on the cards for high-density public spaces.
The informal settlement, which was erected on the rail tracks on the old Philippi depot in Langa, Cape Town, is set to be dismantled.