Score: 28

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/BEPP 2021 The City makes reference to 'Backyard slumming' as a problem, but also plans to construst housing for backyard dwellers. This suggests that backyarding is not recognized as a housing solution.
Has a department been assigned to take responsibility for backyarding? No Evidence

A leading department needs to take responsibility for supporting backyarders.

IDP/BEPP 2021 No mention of strategy
What is the nature of the a recognition of the occurance of backyarding in municipal plans? No Evidence

Municipalities should recognize backyarding as an important sector of rental supply. Is the municipality supportive or discouraging of the sector?

IDP 2021 No mention of strategy
Does the city have a plan for addressing the needs of backyarders? No 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/BEPP 2021 These types of settlements consist of a range of housing, such as backyard shacks and free-standing structures, normally without services, with some being illegal, while others are on communal land, or on land on which tenure has been secured following settlement
Is there a clear indication that the municipality recognizes backyarding as a housing strategy in the city? No 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 No netion of strategy, adequate housing defined as 'formal' in terms of the statsSA definition used in the General housing survey (thus excluding informal settlement and or back yard)
% of Provincial total Partial Evidence

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

IDP/BEPP 2021 17%
% 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/BEPP 2021 15%
# 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/BEPP 2021 0,036 of the population from the 2011 census
# HH living in backyards Partial Evidence

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

IDP/BEPP 2021 8 349
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/BEPP 2021 11%

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Reviewer   Wasim Moosa
Submitters   Joe Totana
Last modified   Thu May 13 2021 07:27:13 GMT+0000 (UTC)