Monday, August 28, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Funds for this project, were diverted to housing the victims of the Joe Slovo 3rd large fire.
Housing was put on hold for housing…
Then the N2 gateway happened, bad plans, project outsourced to a non-local organization, and two keys delivered.
3 years, since the last public works spin by the Premier – housing has done nothing but deliver temporary shelter at the same cost as it would have cost to resolve the situation.
Then clearly there was something in it for someone in the N2 Gateway development…
It would appear we are back at square one three years later…
I’m sure I’ve read this before…
Good times roll on in building industry
Friday, August 18, 2006
Klaas Thomas, a homeless man from Ridgeworth, died of his injuries in Tygerberg Hospital on April 19, 2004... Cape Times
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Speaking on Tuesday during a legislative assembly debate, Rasool said that, while initial estimates had hovered around R80-million, the latest figure was R353-million.
The Southern Cape was ravaged by floods when it was struck by a cut-off low pressure system with heavy rains and gale-force winds.
Rasool said the Eden district and parts of the Klein Karoo had "borne the brunt" of the floods. The Overberg and Winelands had also received considerable damage.
The damage to private property came to about R150m, roads and bridges R51m and rail damage was about R25m. Agriculture had suffered about R40m in losses - a figure that was growing. IOL
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
A metro spokesperson says that they are dealing with the situation area by area.
But they confirmed that they have not yet visited Chatty despite it being one of the hardest hit.
Residents say they are desperate for any kind of help. The only aid has come from the Red Cross and local business.
Meetings have been held to find alternative land for those who have been displaced. A report tabled by a metro special council meeting estimates flood damage in the metro to be as much as R120 million. - SABC
Monday, August 14, 2006
At last from Helen's lips to Gods Ear ... the truth is spoke:
Mayor Helen Zille warned recently of large-scale land invasions if the housing backlog was not addressed, saying the city's housing crisis was "almost insurmountable".
However those of you who read this blog with regularity will know that by building an EcoHome from the industrial cannabis
Thursday, August 10, 2006
The downpours and flooding were experienced in the Southern and Eastern Cape from 31 July to 3 August 2006. During this time, at least five people died, one a four-year-old child and 14 were declared missing. 50 communities were left stranded and more than 1000 people were forced to evacuate their informal settlement homes to escape the rising flood waters.
The predictions of further bad weather, although indicating that the rain will be much less severe than last week, still raises concerns at The South African Red Cross Society for the vulnerable communities still trying to rebuild their lives after last week's floods. Reuters
Friday, August 04, 2006
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Spokesperson Malcolm Midgley said the girl's mother had visited neighbours at 8am. When she returned, her shack was engulfed in fire.
"When firefighters got to the scene, the shack had already collapsed and the baby was dead," he said.
It was not yet clear whether the mother would be charged.
Midgley said the Alexandra toddler's death was the third fire-related death in two days, all in shack fires.
On Wednesday, two children were burnt to death in separate incidents in Johannesburg.
A boy, 8, was burnt to death while sleeping with his parents in a shack in Lombardy East and a two-year-old toddler was killed when a shack caught fire in Ivory Park. - Sapa