All answers

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

Is the land strategy reventative or enabling in nature?

BEPP 2019/20 review Forward planning, land use planning and enforcement, land procurement, in-situ upgrading
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.

BEPP 2019/20 review Yes, a high risk of land invasion has been identified
Is there a clear indication that the city government has adopted a land strategy with regards to informal settlements? Partial Evidence

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

BEPP 2019/20 review; NMA Human Settlements Plan 2012 Limited mention of a land strategy focused on informal settlements. The metro is aiming to facilitate the development of socio-economic facilities and amenities in various areas, which includes less privileged areas.
What are the components of the land release strategy? Partial Evidence

Each city should indicate what measures it is taking towards realising the land strategy.

IDP/ BEPP 2019/20 review Land Identification Authorisation for land release Method of release Conditions of disposal
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.

BEPP 2019/20 review; NMA Human Settlements Plan 2012 A Draft Nelson Mandela Bay Municipal Land Strategy exists for the assembly and release of land. This is undergoing a prolonged approval processes as evident in previous strategic documents - which calls into question the extent that this is a priority.
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/ BEPP 2019/20 review There are a number of ISU projects that fall under in the Urban Network Strategy priorities for 2019/2020.
Has a department / service provider been identified to take responsibility of the strategy? Partial Evidence

Institutional capacity is needed to manage the land strategy.

BEPP 2019/20 review Metro Police
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 2019/20 review Urban planning diagrams provided suggest evidence of inclusion in the urban network of a few priority projects. Further evidence is shown in Growth Area Budget Allocations.

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