Score: 70

All answers

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)? Partial Evidence

Metros should have a strategy of development in other marginalized areas, as these are often areas of informal infill development, including backyards

IDP 2021/26 The City has a dedicated Upgrading of Marginalised Areas Programme for other priority projects that aim to integrate the city
Is there an indication that priority informal settlement upgrading projects are located in the city's urban network strategy? Partial Evidence

It is important that informal settlements benefit from the renewed focus on infrastructure expenditure in the urban network.

IDP 2021/26 There are informal settlements identified for upgrading located in the Orange Consolidation Zone
Is there evidence that the majority of priority informal settlement upgrading projects are located in the urban network? Partial Evidence

The extent to which prioritised projects are included in the urban network.

IDP 2021/26 It is unclear whether the majority of upgrading projects are located in the urban network
Has a department / service provided been identified to take responsibility of the strategy? Partial Evidence

Institutional capacity is needed to manage the land strategy.

IDP 2021/26 This is unclear
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?

IDP 2021/26 100,000 serviced stands to be delivered during the MTSF period
Have risks of unlawful land occupations been identified? Strong Evidence

Risks of unlawful land occupations often times justify anti-poor policies

IDP 2021/26 A decisive programme to contain and prevent the illegal invasion of land will be implemented. Plans to establish a Rapid Land Invasion Unit
Is there a clear indication that the city government has adopted a land strategy with regards to informal settlements? Strong Evidence

Even though the city government might have a land strategy, it might not benefit informal settlement residents.

IDP 2021/26 Rapid Land Release Programme (RLRP)
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.

IDP 2021/26 This "Land Strategy for the Transit Orientated Development Corridors (ToD)" stipulates that on the willing buyer/willing seller principle the land acquired must be packaged before the land is to be released on public tender.The strategy deals with land acquisition for a range of uses, including social and affordable housing in the Corridor.
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

IDP 2021/26 The Johannesburg Property Company's City of Johannesburg Land Strategy

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Reviewer   Isandla Institute
Submitters   Joe Totana
Last modified   Tue Oct 12 2021 09:14:53 GMT+0000 (UTC)