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Question Answer Description Datasource and Evidence Comment
# HH living in backyards Strong Evidence

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

IDP/ BEPP 2019/20 review; Census 2011 9 040
2001 - 2011 Backyarder Growth Rate Strong Evidence

The growth rate of households living in backyarder shacks is calculated by comparing census 2001 and 2011 data.

Census 2011 1%. No recent data available in 2019/20 strategic documents - figure used to extrapolate, but highly likely that rate of growth has increased in the period of 2013-2019.
% of Provincial total Partial Evidence

This figure indicates that 47% of backyard shacks in the Eastern Cape Province is located in East London.

IDP/ BEPP 2019/20 review 38%
Does the council have an official backyarder upgrading strategy? Partial 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 2019/20 review Makes mention that a plan is underway, but has given no indication as to what this plan will entail and when it can be expected.
# of people living in backyards Strong Evidence

By multiplying the number of households with the city's average household size according to census 2011 data, we get a sense of how many people live inbackyarder shacks.

Community Survey (2016) 32 544
% 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.

Census 2011 3%
What services are provided to backyarder shacks? No Evidence

Every strategy should be clearly state, without ambiguity and uncertainty, what the city's strategy of improving backyard shacks is. In this way, citizens can hold their governments to account.

IDP 2019/210 review No mention of a strategy.
Has a department been assigned to take responsibility for the strategy? Partial Evidence

A leading department needs to take responsibility for the strategy.

IDP 2019/20 review Department of Human Settlements

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Reviewer   Isandla Institute
Submitters   Isandla Institute
Last modified   Thu Jul 23 2020 14:30:22 GMT+0000 (UTC)