Score: 79

All answers

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%

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Reviewer   Wasim Moosa
Submitters   Joe Totana
Last modified   Fri May 07 2021 12:32:01 GMT+0000 (UTC)