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Housing

Housing agreement signed

MORE powers around housing and human settlements will be vested in Johannesburg after it signed an agreement with the provincial department.
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Housing awards handed out

THREE awards were handed to Gauteng in the national Govan Mbeki Human Settlements Awards, but the real winners are housing beneficiaries.
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Container living in Windsor

CONTAINERS offer several housing solutions: they are faster to build, cheaper and more environmentally sound than brick and mortar.
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Cosmo City gets Mbeki award

RECOGNITION was given to Cosmo City, which was named in the Govan Mbeki Human Settlements Awards for its amenities and breaking new ground.
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New homes for Saratoga tenants

PEOPLE living in the dilapidated Doornfontein building have been moved to new accommodation, where there is water and electricity.
*New homes for evicted families
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New homes for evicted families

A FILTHY, overcrowded hijacked building will soon be emptied, with residents moving to alternative accommodation, assisted by the City.
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Illegal communes targeted

APPROVAL is needed before owners can rent out their properties as communes, with health and safety top of the list of requirements.
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Houses for Fedup savers

HOUSES built through money saved by members of a savings scheme and added to by the government have been handed over in Orange Farm.
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Joscho explains contracts

HOUSING is rented from the Johannesburg Social Housing Company, and tenants do not become the owners of the property, the group says.
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Benefits of land ownership

TRANSFERRING council-owned land to residents will benefit all: ownership of land forms the basis of a sustainable economy, says the City.
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Residents get title deeds

EXECUTIVE mayor Parks Tau presented 300 Johannesburg residents with title deeds to their properties as part of the May Land, My Heritage project.
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Title deeds to be handed out

THE mayor will hand title deeds to 300 Joburgers, who will finally become the legal owners of their homes, under the My Land, My Heritage project.
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Pensioner gets her own room

AT the age of 61, Lesega Dladla finally has a room of her own, after sharing a bedroom with about 12 other family members. It was made using alternative building methods.
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Officials inspect sanitation facilities

A MINISTERIAL task team accompanied by City officials visited sites in Alexandra to examine the state of housing and sanitation facilities in Johannesburg.
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A new way to build houses

USING by-products of mining and manufacturing, a group of South African companies has devised a more cost and time efficient way of easing the affordable housing backlog.
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Pensioner finally gets a home

HER dogged determination finally paid off for Martha Mahlangu, who received a home in Cosmo City after 16 years on the housing waiting list.
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Owners delighted with new homes

THE smile on the face of Joseph Ximanga expressed his unbridled joy at being a homeowner, the first in his gated community in the mixed income development of Lehae.
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Houses handed over in Lehae

MORE people will be sleeping with proper roofs over their heads tonight after they were moved from shacks to houses in Lehae under the City’s plan to eradicate informal settlements.
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Building inspector busted

THE task team set up to fight building hijacking and slumlording has arrested a Region F building inspector for allegedly asking for bribes.
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Alex pensioners get homes

PENSIONERS from Helen Joseph Hostel have brand-new houses, where they have their own rooms and communal living spaces and kitchens.
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