All answers

Question Answer Description Datasource and Evidence Comment
Is there a clear statement of the assessment and categorisation of informal settlements? Partial Evidence

The HDA has developed guidelines to assess informal settlements. The following categories are used: A: Full upgrade - consisting of full services, top-structures and formal tenure B1: Interim basic services - where/full upgradingis feasible but not imminent B2: Emergency basic services - Where full upgrading is not viable or appropriate C: Relocations - Where there are urgent health or safety threats

IDP/BEPP 2016/17 review Full upgrade (A): 8% Interim services (B1): 50% Emergency services (B2): 0% Relocation (C): 42% Refers to Round 1 IS, and has not been updated since RAC conducted in 2016
# of people living in informal settlements Strong Evidence

By multiplying the number of households with the city's average household size according to census 2011 data, we get a sense of how many people live in informal settlements

IDP 2019/20 review 155 080
Annual IS growth rate Strong Evidence

The growth rate of informal settlements is calculated by comparing census 2001 and 2011 data.

IDP 2019/20 review 6%
How many houses are delivered per annum? Strong Evidence

Knowing the annual housing delivery rate will provide evidence of whether the city government can meet the needs of informal settlements through the conventional housing programme.

IDP 2019/2020 review 1244 units per annum
Is there a clear indication of the extent of housing demand/ backlog? Strong Evidence

It is important to know if the city government is prioritising housing as a response to informal settlements.

IDP 2019/2020 review 57 000 households
Has a systematic assessment and categorisation of informal settlements been carried out? Partial Evidence

HDA guidelines recommend that city governments conduct a rapid assessment and categorisation of informal settlements.

IDP/BEPP 2016/17 review Informal Settlements Development Matrix
Is the essence of the upgrading strategy upfront apparent? Partial Evidence

Every strategy should be clearly state, without ambiguity and uncertainty, what the city's strategy of upgrading informal settlements is. In this way, citizens can hold their governments to account.

IDP/BEPP 2018/19 review The strategy indicates that incremental upgrading and sites and service is preferred. However, this is never presented as a coherent whole, but rather isolated sections on what will be done.
# HH living in informal settlements Strong Evidence

The number of households residing in informal settlements across the entire city.

IDP 2019/20 review 61 900
# of IS (smallest unit defined) Strong Evidence

Informal settlements are differently defined by cities, and are sometimes called settlements, pockets, or clusters. The number presented here is the smallest measurable unit.

IDP 2019/20 review 156
Has a department been assigned to take responsibility for the strategy? Partial Evidence

A leading department needs to take responsibility for the strategy.

IDP/BEPP 2018/19 review Department of Human Settlements
% of Provincial total Strong Evidence

This figure indicates that 41% of informal settlements in the Eastern Cape Province is located in East London.

StatsSA Community Survey 2016 47%
% of municipal population Strong Evidence

This figure represents the proportion of the city's population living in informal settlements. In other words, one in ten people live in an informal settlement.

IDP 2019/20 review 24%
Does the council have an official informal settlements upgrading strategy? Partial Evidence

Every city should have an informal settlement upgrading strategy articulated in their core municipal doucmentation.

IDP/BEPP 2018/19 review Report on Integrated Sustainable Human Settlements Plan (ISHSP)
Is the city council's adopted strategy an appropriate response to the scale of informality? Partial Evidence

This indicator is a qualitative assessment by Isandla Institute when taking into account the nature of the upgrading strategy.

IDP/BEPP 2018/19 review The strategy responds to the scale of informality. However, insufficient detail is provided.
Timeframe to eradicate backlog conventionally (years) Strong Evidence

This indicator seeks to understand if the city government can realistically deliver each informal settlement household a house in a reasonable (<15 years) time period

IDP 2019/2020 review 101
Is there a clear breakdown of budgets reserved for informal settlement upgrading in the city's capital budget? Partial Evidence

City governments should clearly indicate the proportion of capital budgets, like the Urban Settlements Development Grant, is reserved for informal settlement upgrading.

MTREF Budget 2019 review R16 million of USGD allocated towards electrification
Is the rapid assessment and categorisation an appropriate response to the nature and extent of informality? Partial Evidence

Determining the appropriateness of the city government's assessment and categorisation is a qualitative appraisal by Isandla Institute

IDP/BEPP 2019/20 review Strong preference for housing and relocations.
What percentage of municipal capital budget is reserved for upgrading informal settlements? Partial Evidence

City governments should clearly indicate the proportion of capital budgets, like the Urban Settlements Development Grant, is reserved for informal settlement upgrading.

MTREF Budget 2019 review It is unclear what percentage of expenditure is targeted at informal settlements.
Does the budget align with the municipal targets for upgrading informal settlements? No Evidence

There should be a clear alignment between the strategy and the budgets allocated to implement that strategy.

MTREF Budget 2019 review N/A

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Reviewer   Isandla Institute
Submitters   Isandla Institute
Last modified   Tue Jul 07 2020 13:24:56 GMT+0000 (UTC)