Score: 55

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)? Partial Evidence

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

IDP 2017-2022, IDP with Amendments 2021/22 Not Clear
Is there an indication that priority informal settlement upgrading projects are located in the city's urban network strategy? Partial Evidence

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

IDP 2017-2022, IDP with Amendments 2021/22 There is no indication of priority projects located in the urban network
Is there evidence that the majority of priority informal settlement upgrading projects are located in the urban network? Partial Evidence

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

IDP 2017-2022, IDP with Amendments 2021/22 Not Clear
Has a department / service provided been identified to take responsibility of the strategy? Partial Evidence

Institutional capacity is needed to manage the land strategy.

IDP 2017-2022, IDP with Amendments 2021/22 There is no indication of priority projects located in the urban network
What is the nature of the land strategy with regards to informal settlement upgrading? Partial Evidence

Is the land strategy preventative or enabling in nature?

IDP 2017-2022, IDP with Amendments 2021/22 The strategy is preventratitve in nature through the utilization of the Anti - Land invasion Unit
Have risks of unlawful land occupations been identified? Partial Evidence

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

IDP 2017-2022, IDP with Amendments 2021/22 Large risks exacerbated by homelessness and covid-19
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.

IDP 2017-2022, IDP with Amendments 2021/22 Law enforcement resources have been allocated to prevent unlawful land occupation.
What are the components of the land release strategy? Partial Evidence

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

IDP 2017-2022, IDP with Amendments 2021/22 Law enforcement resources have been allocated to prevent unlawful land occupation.
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

IDP 2017-2022, IDP with Amendments 2021/22 Land Planning and Acquisition Programme (in draft form). The Catalytic Land Development Programme includes the informal settlement project pipeline, but does not account for a land release strategy.

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Reviewer   Isandla Institute
Submitters   Joe Totana
Last modified   Wed Oct 13 2021 14:12:34 GMT+0000 (UTC)