|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.
|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.|