Score: 93

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/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
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
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
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)
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
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
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

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Reviewer   Wasim Moosa
Submitters   Joe Totana
Last modified   Thu May 13 2021 07:37:09 GMT+0000 (UTC)