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Question Answer Description Datasource and Evidence Comment
# HH living in backyards Strong Evidence

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

IDP 2017-2022 75500
2001 - 2011 Backyarder Growth Rate Strong Evidence

The growth rate of households living in backyarder shacks is calculated by comparing census 2001 and 2011 data.

Census 2011 9%
% of Provincial total Strong Evidence

This figure indicates that 47% of backyard shacks in the Eastern Cape Province is located in East London.

IDP 2017-2022 71%
Does the council have an official backyarder upgrading strategy? 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.

IDP/ BEPP 2019/2020 review The Backyarder Intiatives/ Service Programme has come to a halt due to a number of challenges with its implementation.
# of people living in backyards 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 inbackyarder shacks.

# HH * household size (2016) 247358
% of municipal population Strong 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.

Census 2011 7%
What services are provided to backyarder shacks? No Evidence

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

IDP/2019/2020 review Based on the data gathered and performance throughout the 2017/18 financial year for the five year target as previously approved is unattainable at this time and therefore not realistic.
Has a department been assigned to take responsibility for the strategy? Strong Evidence

A leading department needs to take responsibility for the strategy.

IDP/ BEPP 2017-2022 review Human Settlements Directorate

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Reviewer   Isandla Institute
Submitters   Isandla Institute
Last modified   Wed Jul 29 2020 11:54:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)