Will New Homes Restore Lives of South Africans?


Families from Lenasia who lost their homes over an alleged land scam are expected to receive new low-cost houses after their illegal structures were demolished.
  • South Africa:  New Houses to Be Built in Lenasia

    SAnews.gov.za, 4 December 2012

    Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale on Tuesday announced that from January 2013, government will construct new low-cost houses in Lenasia, where houses that were built on ... read more »

Demolished Homes (file photo): South Africa's govt promises to build low cost housing in Lenasia.

  • South Africa:  Task Team to Resolve Lenasia Housing Issue

    SAnews.gov.za, 27 November 2012

    Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale has given a special task team a week to come up with a resolution to the housing issue in Lenasia. read more »

  • South Africa:  Lenasia Demolitions - the Tokyo Factor

    Daily Maverick, 27 November 2012

    The Lenasia demolitions took an unexpected turn on Monday, as protestors gathered early in the morning to stage a service delivery-like protest. By 11:00, around 200 people had ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Solution to Lenasia Will Not Cover Criminals - Sexwale

    South African Government, 26 November 2012

    A Special Lenasia Intervention Team has been set up to find immediate solution to the problems of illegal land occupation and the demolition of houses in Lenasia South, Human ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Gauteng, Banks to Stamp Out Corruption in Lenasia

    SAnews.gov.za, 23 November 2012

    The Gauteng Housing and Local Government Department has entered into a partnership with the Banking Association of South Africa to stamp out cases involving the illegal sale of ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Department Working With Banks to Stamp Out Housing Corruption

    South African Government, 22 November 2012

    The Banking Association South Africa and the Gauteng Department of Local Government and Housing have agreed on a partnership to co-operate as the department continues to ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Minister to Intervene in Gauteng Evictions

    SAnews.gov.za, 22 November 2012

    Cabinet has instructed Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale to urgently interact with the Gauteng Provincial Government to find a solution to the eviction of people from houses ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Statement On the Cabinet Meeting of 21 November 2012

    South African Government, 22 November 2012

    Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 21 November 2012. read more »

  • South Africa:  Lenasia Evictions and Demolitions Will Continue... but Are They Legal?

    Daily Maverick, 21 November 2012

    More than 80 houses have been demolished in Lenasia and hundreds more Gauteng residents appear to be facing a similar demolitions. GREG NICOLSON examines the morality of the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  The Innocent Must Not Suffer in Lenasia

    South African Government, 20 November 2012

    Ordinary and innocent people must not suffer because of syndicates stealing government's land in Lenasia South, Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale said earlier today. read more »

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