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Communicare Media Statement on the eviction of illegal occupant and tenant

21 January 2022   Communicare confirms that the Sheriff of the court implemented an eviction order against Moerida Morat as instructed by the High Court of South Africa. This is after Ms Morat had illegally occupied a unit for more than 3 years at Sakabula, a complex owned by Communicare. The High Court had previously issued an order in March 2019 restraining and interdicting Ms Morat from trespassing, illegally occupying and bringing third parties on to the property to break down entrances and illegally occupy Communicare’s property. The restraining order [...]

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Media Statement 6 December 2021: Communicare looks forward to the court ruling on the ownership of property

6 December 2021 “The land claims court issued an order on 29 November 2021 compelling the Deeds Office to provide all the documents related to Communicare’s ownership of selected properties. Communicare looks forward to the court ruling on this matter. It will finally end the speculation and allegations made against Communicare over the last few years, as to its lawful ownership of the relevant properties. Like all legally registered companies, Communicare is registered and in good standing with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC). Communicare is also in good [...]

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16 Days of Activism: Balisa’s reflection on GBV

Balisa reflects on her earliest exposure to GBV With the recent commencement of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, last week, our team member, Balisa reflects on her earliest exposure to Gender Based Violence (GBV) and calls upon everyone to speak out against GBV. Growing up in Marewini Location, a village nicely tucked under a stone quarry in Libode in the Eastern Cape, life was interesting! If it was a person, one would swear Marewini had multiple personalities. Marewini Location is a microcosm [...]

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Housing’s Sustainable Development Goals are the foundation for lasting change

As world leaders congregate at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference #COP26, currently underway in Glasgow, Communicare reflects on our attempts to limit the consequences of the climate crisis, to which developing countries are vulnerable, as well as review our contribution to key the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs were developed as a blueprint for the future, a way finder towards a better society for all. However, companies, organisations and even governments often pay lip-service to these, without truly connecting the dots about why the SDGs are a [...]

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Compass internship success stories feature: Onke Sotshongaye

The compass internship programme gives young people work experience as well as the necessary skills, to empower them in their career paths. Onke Sotshongaye's story is one of the Compass programme's celebrated success stories. Onke Sotshongaye: Rental Administrator     Q.  Where and how did you come across the compass internship? A.    I was browsing my LinkedIn profile looking for employment opportunities that are related to my real estate studies when I came across Communicare’s advert. The organisation was looking for someone who had studied Property Studies/Real [...]

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Compass internship success stories feature: Ntombizethu Ntantiso

The compass internship programme gives young people work experience as well as the necessary skills, to empower them in their career path. Ntombizethu Ntantiso's story is one of the Compass programme's celebrated success stories. Ntombizethu Ntantiso: HR Administrator Q.   What made you apply for the Compass internship? A.   I did not apply for the Compass program; my resume was found by then HR Officer. After receiving a call from her, I read up more about the organisation and the Compass Program. I felt that it was a great [...]

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Reflecting on Heritage as We Build for the Future

During September, heritage month, we collectively look at the traditions, ideas, and assets inherited from the past. South Africa’s complex story means that these reflections can be painful and raw for many who lived through the experience and who are still affected today. As we approach our centenary, Communicare’s own heritage is deeply intertwined with the story of our country. The organisation (initially founded as Citizens Housing League Utility Company) was formed in 1929 with a mandate to provide affordable homes. This mandate of providing affordable housing has remained at [...]

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Media Release: Statement on RCA protest, 28 September 2021

Statement on RCA protest 28 September 2021 For immediate release Communicare is disappointed that the Ruyterwacht Community Association (RCA) and others have embarked on yet another protest against house sales in Ruyterwacht after we agreed to their recommendation to buy the properties owned by their members. The RCA approached Communicare in August requesting that they purchase their members’ houses in Ruyterwacht as a group of tenants. Communicare requested a written legal mandate from the RCA stating that they have the authority to negotiate on behalf of tenants. This is a [...]

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Formidable woman feature: Nelisa Mgxotheni

Nelisa Mgxotheni: Finance Manager Communicare doesn’t need just one month to celebrate its female employees! Celebrate with us as we feature our formidable women all year round! Nelisa Mgxotheni, Finance Manager gives us insight into her career journey. How to strike the balance? Work-Life-Fitness: Debunking the Accountant Stereotype Q.   You’re a qualified CA, take us through your journey of deciding on this career path? What was the key motivator? A.   What a difficult question! I think this came about by the process of elimination. It was important for [...]

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Formidable Woman Feature: Kara Ascott

Communicare doesn’t need just one month to celebrate its female employees! Celebrate with us as we feature our formidable women all year round! Kara Ascott, Leasing Manager gives us insight into her career journey. How to lead from behind: Lessons in property management Q.   Take us through your journey in real estate, how did it begin and how did you know this was to become your career? Kara Ascott: Leasing Manager A.   Years ago,  two partners I was in business with at the time started looking at alternative [...]

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Media Release: Communicare mourns the loss of a tenant

20 September 2021 For immediate release A fire broke out in an apartment in one of Communicare's complexes called Creswell House in Newlands on the morning of Sunday 19 September 2021. The manager of the complex called the fire department who successfully extinguished the fire. Regrettably, an 85-year-old tenant, who was found unconscious in the apartment was pronounced deceased, as attempts to resuscitate him failed. "I am devastated to learn of the passing of one of our tenants who was part of the Communicare family for many years. I extend [...]

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Formidable Woman feature: Noma-Afrika Maxwele

Noma-Afrika Maxwele, Vulamathuba Manager Communicare doesn’t need just one month to celebrate its female employees – celebrate with us as we feature our formidable women all year round! Noma-Afrika Maxwele, Vulamathuba Manager gives us insight into her career journey. Why it is so important to empower young people and prepare them as a future workforce. Practical resources for a Black Child from the township, who is ambitious & determined to succeed against all odds. Q.   You’re passionate about youth empowerment and skills development. Take us through when you [...]

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