Score: 65

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 2021/22 - 2023/24 Electrification, Waste removal and area cleaning, it is not clear where the focus of backyarders are situated
Has a department been assigned to take responsibility for backyarding? Partial Evidence

A leading department needs to take responsibility for supporting backyarders.

IDP 2021/22 - 2023/24 Not clear
What is the nature of the a recognition of the occurance of backyarding in municipal plans? Partial Evidence

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

IDP 2021/22 - 2023/24 The municpality is yet to outline backyard in its plan, mention is made of needing to understand the situation bettter.
Does the city have a plan for addressing the needs of backyarders? 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 2021/22 - 2023/24 Great focus is placed on formalizing, aims to consider a variation in land use scheme allowances for ‘outbuildings’ on standard residential sites
Is there a clear indication that the municipality recognizes backyarding as a housing strategy in the city? Partial Evidence

Even though the municpality might not have a backyarder support strategy, there should be evidence of this housing option in municipal plans.

IDP 2021/22 - 2023/24 Intention to update data regarding the housing backlog, the number of informal settlements that needs to be upgraded and formalised and also the information on backyards shacks count in line with the NUSP processes
% of Provincial total Partial Evidence

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

IDP 2021/22 - 2023/24 61%
% 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 2021/22 - 2023/24 4%
# of people living in backyards Strong 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 2021/22 - 2023/24 125 337
# HH living in backyards Partial Evidence

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

IDP 2021/22 - 2023/24 131875 Estimation including informal settlements
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 2021/22 - 2023/24 3%

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Reviewer   Isandla Institute
Submitters   Joe Totana
Last modified   Wed Oct 13 2021 07:45:23 GMT+0000 (UTC)