All answers

Question Answer Description Datasource and Evidence Comment
What is the nature of the land strategy with regards to informal settlement upgrading? Partial Evidence

Is the land strategy reventative or enabling in nature?

IDP 2019/2020 review A total of 11 land invasion cases/ incidents have been "curbed".
Have risks of land invasions been identified? Partial Evidence

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

IDP 2019/2020 review Land invasion has been identified as a challenge to service delivery and long-term development
Is there a clear indication that the city government has adopted a land strategy with regards to informal settlements? No Evidence

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

IDP/BEPP 2019/2020 review No clear indication of a land strategy
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/ BEPP 2019/2020 review 10 parcels of land identified to provide human settlements through integrated and mixed development : Waaihoek Precinct, Hillside View (Mixed), Vista Park 2 (Mixed), Vista Park 3 (Mixed), Airport Phase 1 and 2, Estoire, Cecilia Park, Brandkop 702 (Mixed), Lourier Park, Botshabelo- Thaba Nchu.
Does the city council have a land release strategy in place? Or is there a strategy being compiled? Partial Evidence

An overarching strategy for land acquisition and release for housing and informal settlements indicates forward planning.

IDP/ BEPP 2019/2020 review No clear strategy is noted.The municipality shows evidence of accelerating the release of land under the Catalytic Urban Development Programme.
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 infrastucture expenditure in the urban network.

IDP 2019/2020 review 5 prioristised settlements: Kgotsong & Caleb Motshabi, MK Square & Sibuyile, Botshabelo West, Grasslands Phase 4 (Khayelitsha), Bloemside Phase 4 (Sonderwater)
Has a department / service provider been identified to take responsibility of the strategy? Partial Evidence

Institutional capacity is needed to manage the land strategy.

IDP 2019/2020 review No department/service has been explicitly assigned this responsibility. Although it is implied that it is a co-joint effort between the metro, other internal directorates, external stakeholders such as SAPS, and the community.
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.

IDP 2019/2020 review 5/5 priority projects in urban network

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Reviewer   Isandla Institute
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Last modified   Mon Jul 13 2020 14:37:48 GMT+0000 (UTC)