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Food garden initiative in Langa marks milestone achievement

A NPO, the Urban Rural Development and Capacity-Building Project, is celebrating two decades of rendering services to the poor on the Cape Flats.

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First major land invasions of 2020 commence – Sakeliga

First major land invasions of 2020 commence in Tshwane’s Silverlakes and Boschkop areas

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Pretoria’s old ‘white village’ of Salvokop now plagued by hopelessness

Most of the two or three-bedroom homes in the area, built for Transnet staff and still owned by government, show no sign of being maintained since before democracy.

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Mayor Dan Plato set to adjust City of Cape Town’s budget

Mayor Dan Plato is expected to table an adjustment budget at the council meeting later this month.

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Red Ants demand R10.6m from Joburg for 3 days’ work

For what it was charged, the municipality could buy close to 100 RDP houses.

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City of Cape Town moves to evict occupiers of old circus school

Court gives residents until end of January to find lawyer to fight eviction

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Reprieve for farm families facing second eviction

But municipalities wash their hands of responsibility for providing alternative accommodation

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10 December 2019 RNews

ECDC warns tenants against rental collection scams and illegal evictions

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) is advising all its legal tenants at its residential and commercial properties that it only collects rental through a debit order system and per speed point at the ECDC offices and direct deposit into ECDC’s bank account at the bank as agreed with its tenants...

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Card image 09 December 2019 BizNews

Investec dons Santa’s hat: Cancels mortgage bonds on 3,600 properties in Gauteng townships

Investec has cancelled mortgage bonds registered over 3,600 properties in 14 townships in Gauteng and the debt is being waived by the banker.

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Interdict blocks Eikenhof land invaders

The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements has obtained a court interdict barring land invaders from illegally occupying ...

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