Score: 75

All answers

Question Answer Description Datasource and Evidence Comment
Is there evidence that projects have been prioritized in other marginalized residential areas (not identified as informal settlements)? Strong Evidence

Metros should have a strategy of development in other marginalized areas, as these are often areas of informal infill development, including backyards

BEPP 2020/2021 A few projects have been prioritized with the Secondary Integration Zone
Is there an indication that priority informal settlement upgrading projects are located in the city's urban network strategy? Strong Evidence

It is important that informal settlements benefit from the renewed focus on infrastructure expenditure in the urban network.

BEPP 2020/2021 2020-21 piriority upgrading projects are located within the Primary Integration Zone
Is there evidence that the majority of priority informal settlement upgrading projects are located in the urban network? Strong Evidence

The extent to which prioritised projects are included in the urban network.

BEPP 2020/2021 Yes
Has a department / service provided been identified to take responsibility of the strategy? Partial Evidence

Institutional capacity is needed to manage the land strategy.

BEPP 2019/2020 review The HDA has been approached to assist the municipality to manage the land acquisition programme.
What is the nature of the land strategy with regards to informal settlement upgrading? No Evidence

Is the land strategy preventative or enabling in nature?

BEPP 2019/2020 review The City plans to estalish a land mananagement committee in each ward. The committee will apply for prohibitary and eviction court orders for unlawful land occupations.
Have risks of unlawful land occupations been identified? Partial Evidence

Risks of unlawful land occupations often times justify anti-poor policies

BEPP 2020/2021 Yes, a high risk of unlawful land occupations has been identified.
Is there a clear indication that the city government has adopted a land strategy with regards to informal settlements? Partial Evidence

Even though the city government might have a land strategy, it might not benefit informal settlement residents.

BEPP 2020/2021 There is an upgrading project under the Land Acquisition and Development Programme
What are the components of the land release strategy? Strong Evidence

Each city should indicate what measures it is taking towards realising the land strategy.

BEPP 2020/2021 The Land Release Programme is currently associated with Catalytic Urban Development Programmes
Does the city council have a land release strategy in place? Or is there a strategy being compiled? Strong Evidence

An overarching strategy for land acquisition and release for housing and informal settlements indicates forward planning

BEPP 2020/2021 BCMM Land Release Programme is governed by the Land Disposal and Management Policy. The following areas have been targeted: East London CBD Inner City, MELD Corridor, Mdantsane Urban Hub Precinct, KWT/ Bhisho Corridor.

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Reviewer   Wasim Moosa
Submitters   Joe Totana
Last modified   Fri May 07 2021 12:07:44 GMT+0000 (UTC)