|Question||Answer||Description||Datasource and Evidence||Comment|
|Are there budgetary or institutional capacity for participatory planning in informal settlements?||No Evidence||
Without institutional capacity, it is unlikely that the city government will take participatory planning seriously.
|MTREF 2020/2021||No evidence of this. May be due to Covid-19 restrictions, as was the case with other pulic participation processes|
|Is there evidence that a social compact exists between the municipality and communities that are undergoing upgrades?||Partial Evidence||
A social compact must be concluded as part of each individual informal settlement upgrading plan. A maximum of three per cent of the project cost may be used for community/ social facilitation.
|Consultation with CoCT officials, 2020||The City of Cape Town has established its own agreements with communities undergoing upgrading. This agreement is recognized by the National Department of Human Settlements as serving the function of a social compact.|
|Does the city government have partnerships in place with organisations that can facilitate community participation?||Partial Evidence||
Partnerships with internal departments and councilors and/or external organisations might be required to facilitate participatory planning.
|IDP 2017-2022; BEPP 2019/2020||Memorandum of Understanding with an NGO|
|Are there any other special arrangements in place to allow for participatory informal settlement upgrading?||Partial Evidence||
Special arrangements might be required to deal with the contextual particularities of informal settlements in different locations.
|IDP 2017-2022; BEPP 2019/2020||Sustainable Communities Working Group (considering new standards); re-blocking; new incremental housing typologies|