|Question||Answer||Description||Datasource and Evidence||Comment|
|What essential services are provided to backyard dwellings?||Partial 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.
|Draft Human Settlements Strategy 2021, IDP 2020/2021 review||Waste removal and area cleaning|
|Has a department been assigned to take responsibility for backyarding?||Partial Evidence||
A leading department needs to take responsibility for supporting backyarders.
|Draft Human Settlements Strategy 2021, IDP 2020/2021 review||Informal Settlements Department|
|What is the nature of the a recognition of the occurance of backyarding in municipal plans?||Partial Evidence||
Municipalities should recognize backyarding as an important sector of rental supply. Is the municipality supportive or discouraging of the sector?
|Draft Human Settlements Strategy 2021, IDP 2020/2021 review||Backyarding is understood as an area of informality that must form part of the City’s urban management intervention to enable progressive development.|
|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.
|Draft Human Settlements Strategy 2021, IDP 2020/2021 review||Mainstreaming basic service delivery|
|Is there a clear indication that the municipality recognizes backyarding as a housing strategy in the city?||Strong Evidence||
Even though the municpality might not have a backyarder support strategy, there should be evidence of this housing option in municipal plans.
|Draft Human Settlements Strategy 2021, IDP 2020/2021 review||Backyarding is understood as an area of informality.|
|% of Provincial total||Partial Evidence||
This figure indicates the % of backyard shacks in the Province located in the metro
|IDP 2017 - 2022||71%|
|% 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.
|Draft Human Settlements Strategy 2020||8%|
|# of people living in backyards||Strong 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.
|Draft Human Settlements Strategy 2020||345 600|
|# HH living in backyards||Strong Evidence||
The number of households residing in backyarder shacks across the entire city.
|Draft Human Settlements Strategy 2020||108 000|
|Backyarder Growth Rate||Strong Evidence||
The growth rate of households living in backyarder shacks is calculated by comparing Census 2011 data and reported figures in the IDP.
|Draft Human Settlements Strategy 2020||4%|