Reclaim the City: Demand for Affordable housing in Cape Town

The South African National Treasury says there are no “significant obstacles” to using available national housing subsidies, including those for social housing, on the Tafelberg site, IOL reports.

The Treasury has slammed the Western Cape’s controversial decision to sell the Tafelberg site in Sea Point for R135 million to the Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School, saying it seemed inappropriate, particularly during a period of public sector spending restraint.

The provincial government believed the decision required the provincial executive to take into account its obligations in terms of the constitution, the Treasury’s instruction on fiscal austerity, and revenue-raising measures placed on provinces, among other things. Read the full report here