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Crypto power: Can solar panels boost cheap, green homes in South Africa? | Citypress
When property developer Anver Essop bought land in Cape Town’s gang-ridden Cape Flats area, people laughed at him for considering it an investment.

Cape Flats housing estate pioneers solar via online leasing platform
People anywhere in the world can buy individual solar cells with cash or bitcoin and then lease them to power solar projects in emerging economies, resulting in lower electricity costs for residents.

Calls to release military sites for affordable housing in Cape Town
The Development Action Group along with several land and housing non-governmental organisations and activists are calling for the release of state-owned underutilised military land to address the City’s housing crisis.

City of Cape Town to evict The Willow Arts Collective in Observatory | Arts
The City of Cape Town has gone to court to evict the artists who want to use the land to grow vegetables, host workshops and arts events. This after the collective alleges to trying to establish a lease.


Military sites ‘cannot be used for affordable housing’
The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure said military sites identified by land and housing activists for social and affordable housing could not be released, because they were still used by the Department of Defence.


City of Cape Town questioned over move to auction off over 40 parcels of land
The City of Cape Town is set to auction off over 40 parcels of land through a competitive online bidding process.

Deadline for public comment on Western Cape’s housing policy looms
The Western Cape’s public participation process for a groundbreaking new inclusionary housing policy framework is halfway to the July 14 deadline.

Contractors received certificates - Southern Suburbs Tatler
Thirteen emerging contractors received certificates. Thirteen emerging contractors received certificates during a ceremony at the River Club last week after graduating from an eight-week course they did through the Contractor and Developer Academy, which was established in 2017 by the Development Action Group (DAG), an Observatory-based non-profit. Zama Mgwatyu, from DAG, said the academy helped […]

Improved quality of rentals - Plainsman
Eight backyard neighbourhoods, across Cape Town, will have fieldworkers completing detailed enumeration and surveys.

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A vision for the future... - Plainsman
Mura and the Development Action Group have been hard at work to get local government officials to help build a better Mitchell’s Plain.

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Momentum builds for Cape Town to develop inclusionary housing
The policy would not solve all of the city’s housing problems, but would help to address current inequalities

“Proper shelter can change a person completely”
The City of Cape Town has relocated people to the Pickwick site close to the city centre. And it’s working.


Citizens must take back their power: DAG - Voice of the Cape
Share this article         “As citizens, we have so much power to change the system and to have an impact on the decisions made around how our communities are developed.” This was the driving message that came to the fore at a public seminar held to address public concerns and questions around[...]


Cape officials urged to follow De Lille's lead by halting sale of City land
The City has been asked to follow the lead of Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille and put a moratorium on the sale of land and buildings owned by them.

Land should be used for public good, says De Lille as she freezes sales
Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille put a freeze on the sale and disposing of state-owned land that was put out to tender just before the May 8 general elections.

Call to grow commerce - Plainsman
Major projects over the medium-term include the Beacon Valley Housing Project at a cost of R90 million and the Mitchell’s Plain Waste Water Treatment Works Improvements (Phase 2) at a cost of R69.1 million, among others.

It's boom time in eKasi | Property360
Former townships’ lucrative rental market offers extra income opportunities to property entrepreneurs.


Residents settling into new housing site in Salt River
Residents at the City’s first transitional housing site in Copperfield Road, Salt River, are settling in after living in poor conditions

SOUTH AFRICA AT 25: Provision of adequate land and housing has been one of democratic SA’s failures
April 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of South Africa’s official transition to a democracy. Twenty-five years into the democratic era, we look at how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go. In the third article of this series, land and housing are in the spotlight — two of the issues most frequently cited as contributing to the dissatisfaction of the South African population.

PICS: 19 families will move to City’s first transitional site in Salt River
Nineteen families will move to transitional houses in Salt River after the homes were officially opened by City of Cape Town.


Plan to get ’Plain to take off - Plainsman
Civic groups discussed a new vision for Mitchell’s Plain at a weekend summit. The Mitchell’s Plain United Residents’ Association (MURA) and the Development Action Group (DAG) organised the “Re-Imagining Mitchell’s Plain Summit”. Willie Simmers, from the Mitchell’s Plain Community Advice Development Project (MPCADP); Danny Rass, chairman of the Mitchell’s Plain People’s Forum; Abie Isaacs, chairman […]

Cape Town City Council delays decision on social housing project
“The decision today is unjustifiable. Council is a total and utter shambles,” says housing activist

People's Post Woodstock / Maitland - 23 October 2018
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Manuel addresses Mitchells Plain summit to tackle socio-economic issues
The Mitchells Plain United Residents Association (MURA), joined by other community upliftment organisations, have gathered in the community to formulate plans through which these issues can be addressed.