Score: 63

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.

IDP 2021/26 Waste collection & recognition of a need for electrification for backyard shacks
Has a department been assigned to take responsibility for backyarding? Partial Evidence

A leading department needs to take responsibility for supporting backyarders.

IDP 2021/26 This is unclear because there is no evidence of recognition of backyarding as a housing strategy in municipal planning documents
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?

IDP 2021/26 No specific plans mention, upgrading around backyards is highlighted
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.

IDP 2021/26 Plans seem to be inclusive of informal settlement upgrading
Is there a clear indication that the municipality recognizes backyarding as a housing strategy in the city? Partial Evidence

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

IDP 2021/26 Some recognition highlighted
% of Provincial total Partial Evidence

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

IDP 2021/26 37%
% 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.

IDP 2021/26 7%
# 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.

IDP 2021/26 384 782
# HH living in backyards Partial Evidence

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

IDP 2021/26 320 652
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.

IDP 2021/26 5%

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Reviewer   Isandla Institute
Submitters   Joe Totana
Last modified   Tue Oct 12 2021 09:11:09 GMT+0000 (UTC)