Score: 19

All answers

Question Answer Description Datasource and Evidence Comment
What essential services are provided to backyard dwellings? No Evidence

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

BEPP/IDP Review 2020/2021 No mention of a strategy
Has a department been assigned to take responsibility for backyarding? No Evidence

A leading department needs to take responsibility for supporting backyarders.

BEPP/IDP Review 2020/2021 No mention of a strategy
What is the nature of the a recognition of the occurance of backyarding in municipal plans? No Evidence

Municipalities should recognize backyarding as an important sector of rental supply. Is the municipality supportive or discouraging of the sector?

BEPP/IDP Review 2020/2021 The City makes reference to 'Backyard slumming' as a problem, but also plans to construst housing for backyard dwellers. This suggests that backyarding is not recognized as a housing solution.
Does the city have a plan for addressing the needs of backyarders? Partial Evidence

Every city with a significant proportion (more than 5% of total city population) of backyarders should have a strategy to improve the living conditions of people living in backyarder shacks articulated in their core municipal doucmentation.

BEPP/IDP Review 2020/2021 The Housing Allocation and Relocation Policy (2014) is used to address the accommodation needs of backyard dwellers. A few Wards have listed refuse removal as a need for backyard dwellers, suggesting that the priorities of backyard dwellers may not necessarily be housing alloction adn relocation.
Is there a clear indication that the municipality recognizes backyarding as a housing strategy in the city? No Evidence

Even though the municpality might not have a backyarder support strategy, there should be evidence of this housing option in municipal plans.

IDP Review 2020/2021 The Human Settlements directorate does not on people staying in backyard dwellings
% of Provincial total Partial Evidence

This figure indicates the % of backyard shacks in the Province located in the metro

IDP Review 2020/2021 47%
% of municipal population Partial Evidence

This figure represents the proportion of the city's population living in backyarder shacks. In other words, a bit less than one in ten people live in an informal settlement.

Community Survey 2016 15%
# of people living in backyards Partial Evidence

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

Community Survey 2016 92 400
# HH living in backyards Partial Evidence

The number of households residing in backyarder shacks across the entire city.

IDP 2018/19 Review; BCM Population Study 2010 28 000
Backyarder Growth Rate Partial Evidence

The growth rate of households living in backyarder shacks is calculated by comparing Census 2011 data and reported figures in the IDP.

IDP 2018/19 Review; Census 2011 11%

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Date the data became available   Unknown
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Reviewer   Wasim Moosa
Submitters   Joe Totana
Last modified   Fri May 07 2021 12:02:40 GMT+0000 (UTC)