Covid 19: State Should Use Cape Town’s Military Airports for Housing

•By Adi Kumar• In his address to the nation on 20 April, President Cyril Ramaphosa said: “There can be no greater injustice than a society where some live in comfort and plenty, while others struggle at the margins to survive with little or nothing at all.” Nowhere is this injustice clearer than in access to land […]

Census: Here’s Where Things Stand

•By Marecia Damons• The latest census is expected to be published before October, according to Census Project Director Calvin Molongoana. The last one, the 2011 census, was released more than a decade ago in 2012. Molongoana told GroundUp that the country was initially scheduled to be counted in October 2021 but the Covid pandemic “significantly compromised preparations”. […]

DAG Statement: Strandfontein Needs A Coordinated & Humane Response 

10 April 2020 The Development Action Group (DAG) is deeply concerned about conditions and operations at the Strandfontein Sports Grounds, in Mitchell’s Plain currently housing more than a thousand homeless people. Commencing in early April, the City of Cape Town has been busing homeless persons from across the city to the campsite, where they are […]

DEVELOPERS TRAINING PROGRAMME: Enhancing the Capacity of Micro-Developers, Delivering Small-Scale Rental Units in Townships


Micro-developers provide affordable rental accommodation for households which cannot afford inner-city residential property prices, those waiting for government housing and those who earn too much to benefit from a subsidy. Currently in South Africa, the innovative micro-developers and homeowners are seen as the backbone of the township economy as they play a vital role in […]