Score: 84

All answers

Question Answer Description Datasource and Evidence Comment
Is there a clear breakdown of budgets reserved for informal settlement upgrading in the city's capital budget? Strong Evidence

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

MTREF 2020/2021 Clear breakdown of budget for the 2020/2021 financial year
Does the budget align with the municipal targets for upgrading informal settlements? Strong Evidence

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

MTREF 2020/2021 1350 informal settlements targeted to receive serviced sites aligns with budget allocations
What percentage of municipal capital budget is reserved for upgrading informal settlements? Strong Evidence

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

USDG Framework 2020; MTREF 2020/2021 R296 million ringfenced for upgrading projects equates to 3% of the capital budget
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

BEPP 2019/2022 "The City of Cape Town reports on the following categories: 1) Settlement upgraded in-situ 2) Settlement re-blocking 3)TRAs 4) Full relocation 5)Provincial/N2 upgrading 6) Cleared 7) Investigation"
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

BEPP 2019/2022 The city government's response appears appropriate, however there is no reference to this assessment in 2020/2021 municipal documents
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.

BEPP 2019/2022 Rapid Assessment
Does the council have an official informal settlements upgrading strategy? Strong Evidence

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

IDP Review 2020/2021 There is an informal settlements services project, informal settlement formalisations project, and informal settlements water and sanitation project under the Human Settlements Programme.
Is the city council's adopted strategy 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.

Qualitative assessment The strategy responds to the scale of informality. However, the issue of high density settlements will not be resolved through this strategy
Is the essence of the upgrading strategy upfront apparent? Strong 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 Review 2020/2021 "A broad-based (all settlements) ongoing approach to improving services, public space and tenure provided while households formalise their top structures. "
Has a department been assigned to take responsibility for the strategy? Strong Evidence

A leading department needs to take responsibility for the strategy.

IDP Review 2020/2021 Informal Settlements Department
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.

Draft Human Settlements Strategy 2020 329 187 applicants registered on the Housing Needs Register
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 Review 2020/2021 An average of 1 220 serviced sites are delivered per annum
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

Draft Human Settlements Strategy 2020 8-10 years
# HH living in informal settlements Strong Evidence

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

Draft Human Settlements Strategy 2020 Over 230 000 households
# of IS (smallest unit defined) Partial 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.

BEPP 2018/2019 review 437
Annual IS growth rate Strong Evidence

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

Draft Human Settlements Strategy 2020 6%
% 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.

Draft Human Settlements Strategy 2020 12%
% of Provincial total Partial Evidence

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

HDA Report, 2013 75%
# 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

Draft Human Settlements Strategy 2020 736 000

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