Score: 37

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.

MSDF 2016/17 - 2020/21 City claims the extent of service provision is still being debated by the NDHS, thus no specific mention of services provided
Has a department been assigned to take responsibility for backyarding? No Evidence

A leading department needs to take responsibility for supporting backyarders.

MSDF 2016/17 - 2020/21 No mention of a strategy
What is the nature of the a recognition of the occurance of backyarding in municipal plans? No Evidence

Municipalities should recognize backyarding as an important sector of rental supply. Is the municipality supportive or discouraging of the sector?

MSDF 2016/17 - 2020/21 No mention of a strategy
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.

MSDF 2016/17 - 2020/21 Recognition of the need to address backyarding, but no conclusive plan
Is there a clear indication that the municipality recognizes backyarding as a housing strategy in the city? No Evidence

Even though the municpality might not have a backyarder support strategy, there should be evidence of this housing option in municipal plans.

MSDF 2016/17 - 2020/21 No mention of a strategy
% of Provincial total Partial Evidence

This figure indicates the % of backyard shacks in the Province located in the metro

MSDF 2016/17 - 2020/21 61%
% of municipal population Partial 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.

MSDF 2016/17 - 2020/21 4%
# of people living in backyards Partial 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.

MSDF 2016/17 - 2020/21 125 337
# HH living in backyards Strong Evidence

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

MSDF 2016/17 - 2020/21 48 975
Backyarder Growth Rate Partial Evidence

The growth rate of households living in backyarder shacks is calculated by comparing Census 2011 data and reported figures in the IDP.

MSDF 2016/17 - 2020/21 3%

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Reviewer   Urban Programmeand L
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Last modified   Tue Jun 01 2021 13:33:09 GMT+0000 (UTC)