|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/BEPP 2021||Yes, the metro has indicated effort to focus on marginalized residential 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.
|IDP/BEPP 2021||South West Integration Zone|
|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/BEPP 2021||10/15 priority projects in urban network|
|Has a department / service provided been identified to take responsibility of the strategy?||Strong Evidence||
Institutional capacity is needed to manage the land strategy.
|IDP 2021||The Metro, Provincial and National Departments of Human Settlements, the Housing Development Agency (HDA), as well as the National Upgrading Support Programme Team are working together towards refining the Strategy within the National Informal Settlements Upgrading Programme|
|What is the nature of the land strategy with regards to informal settlement upgrading?||Strong Evidence||
Is the land strategy preventative or enabling in nature?
|IDP 2021||The strategy is enabling in nature|
|Have risks of unlawful land occupations been identified?||Strong Evidence||
Risks of unlawful land occupations often times justify anti-poor policies
|IDP 2021||A program of selective upgrade was adopted in the Municipal SDF where investigations were carried out to ascertain the development potential of areas being occupied illegally|
|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||Several land parcels, identified mainly to the south-east of Bloemfontein, were acquired over the past 10 years from private owners for the purpose of transforming informal settlements to integrated human settlements (efforts are expressed to consider the due course of action, with community envolvement expressed)|
|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||Formalisation of informal settlements; Affordable housing, also known as the GAP market; City’s flagship catalytic projects; and Future development and expansion of the City|
|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||Land Release Development Strategy, The City has formulated a Land Release Development Strategy (LRDS), through which well-located public and private landhad been identified|