0The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality, which is expected to be fiercely contested between the DA and the ANC in the upcoming local elections, handed over zero title deeds to residents over the past two financial years, Business Day reported. In total, South Africa’s eight metropolitan municipalities handed over only 28 232 title deeds to recipients between 2013 and 2015. On average, about 18% of households in metros are in informal settlements, according to Statistics SA data. In Johannesburg, only 1 758 title deeds were handed over to recipients last year. In order to clear the housing backlog, the city should be delivering 200 000 title deeds a year, DA spokesman for human settlements Makashule Gana said. France’s Groupe FNAC has upped its bid for electrical goods retailer Darty, trumping Steinhoff’s $1.2bn bid, made on 21 April. Steinhoff also increased its stake in Darty to 20.4% by buying shares on the open market, Business Day reported. The French group declared its latest offer its last, and said it had the backing of shareholders accounting for 40.38% of Darty’s capital. Trade unions, however, said they are backing Steinhoff’s bid, which they see as more positive for jobs, the paper reported.