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Hundreds of thousands of homeowners do not have title deeds
image June, 2017 Title deeds
By Noah Schermbrucker, Victoria Mdzanga and Christine Botha 6 June 2017 In Tsime Street, Vukuzenzele, 31 happy faces are peeking through the window of a bright red house which is currently registered with the Western Cape Government as Imizamoyethu Educare Crèche. Nomakhaya, the owner, takes pride in caring for ...
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Hundreds of thousands of homeowners do not have title deeds
June, 2017 Title deeds
Here are the consequences of this, and what we need to do about it By Noah Schermbrucker, Victoria Mdzanga and Christine Botha 6 June 2017 In Tsime Street, Vukuzenzele, 31 happy faces are peeking through the window of a bright red house which is currently registered with the Western ...
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Water Saving Through Subsidy Housing Construction
image April, 2017 Housing
Opinion piece by Christine Botha on behalf of People’s Environmental Planning Days of water left:100 Last month of water supply: June Current useable water in our dams in the Western Cape: 17,3% In the light of the current drought The City of Cape Town has urged residents to reduce ...
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The Successes and Challenges of working in the context of an In-situ Upgrade: An Architect’s Perspective.
March, 2017 Opinion
By Claire de Trevou on behalf of People’s Environmental Planning: Phola park is a dense informal settlement situated on City of Cape Town land in Philippi East, 20 km from the Cape Town CBD. The settlement is located just behind the Philippi Village – ‘an entrepreneurial development with a social impact’ ...
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Building rules and regulations work against Cape Town’s poor
February, 2017 Housing
We must challenge planning and land use management if we want a more equal city By Noah Schermbrucker 1 February 2017 In the last few years a number of flash points have highlighted the unequal ways in which Cape Town continues to develop. Recent examples include the attempted evictions ...
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