|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)?||Strong Evidence||
Metros should have a strategy of development in other marginalized areas, as these are often areas of informal infill development, including backyards
|BEPP 2020/21||Projects determined throuigh Geographic Priority Areas|
|Is there an indication that priority informal settlement upgrading projects are located in the city's urban network strategy?||Strong Evidence||
It is important that informal settlements benefit from the renewed focus on infrastructure expenditure in the urban network.
|BEPP 2020/21||In line with the Urban Network Strategy, CoE identified five Integration Zones, five Marginalised areas in informal settlements and townships|
|Is there evidence that the majority of priority informal settlement upgrading projects are located in the urban network?||Strong Evidence||
The extent to which prioritised projects are included in the urban network.
|BEPP 2020/21||Priority 7 in the CAPEX projects and Integration Zone 1.|
|Has a department / service provided been identified to take responsibility of the strategy?||Strong Evidence||
Institutional capacity is needed to manage the land strategy.
|BEPP 2020/21||Service provider appointed to patrol IS and prevent occupation|
|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?
|Have risks of unlawful land occupations been identified?||Strong Evidence||
Risks of unlawful land occupations often times justify anti-poor policies
|BEPP 2020/21||High risk|
|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.
|BEPP 2020/21||Management/ Prevention of Illegal Occupation|
|What are the components of the land release strategy?||Strong Evidence||
Each city should indicate what measures it is taking towards realising the land strategy.
|BEPP 2020/21||Meant to ensure efficiency in allocating land and equity in the distribution of land. This involves 3 stages: Strategic property planning; Land acquisation; and Land management.|
|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
|BEPP 2020/21||Land banking and land release strategy|