Learning Brief #10: Managed Land Settlement – Increasing densities

By |2018-04-13T12:03:15+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Learning Briefs, Managed Land Settlement, Organisational, Sustainable Settlements|

The South African Government is sending strong signals that we are about to see a significant policy shift when it comes to how government plans to address its constitutional mandate (section 26) to progressively, within available resources, ensure everyone has access to adequate housing. Read the latest Learning Brief discussing Managed Land Settlement here.

Learning Brief #8: A New Land Records System

By |2018-04-13T12:03:15+00:00August 11th, 2017|Learning Briefs, Managed Land Settlement, Sustainable Settlements|

It is fairly well understood how an incremental settlement approach to addressing South Africa's housing and settlement needs works, but there is less understanding however for how an incremental settlement approach could work in the context of tenure security. For a more in depth look at a new approach to Land Records, click here to [...]

Learning Brief #9: Rethinking Land and Housing Allocation

By |2018-04-13T12:03:16+00:00August 10th, 2017|Learning Briefs, Managed Land Settlement, Sustainable Settlements|

In this Learning Brief, Afesis-corplan proposes that government should shift the majority of its housing budget from building RDP houses (for a relatively few people every year) to providing (basic) serviced sites with access to (at least) incremental tenure security as part of an organised Managed Land Settlement (MLS) programme. Households will then be able to use [...]

Learning Brief #6: Motivation for a housing development support programme

By |2017-06-29T10:22:32+00:00June 29th, 2017|Learning Briefs, Managed Land Settlement, News, Sustainable Settlements|

Afesis-corplan has been promoting the concept of managed land settlement (MLS) for a number of years. MLS is where government allows people to settle on (semi) serviced land with basic tenure security, and households are able to use their own money to start to build their own shelter and houses. In the MLS approach government shifts [...]

Ground-breaking constitutional court judgement and Managed Land Settlement: Connecting the dots

By |2018-04-13T12:02:40+00:00June 19th, 2017|Managed Land Settlement, News, Sustainable Settlements|

Afesis-corplan June 2017 “Evictions that lead to homelessness are unlawful, even if they are agreed to by all of the residents who stand to be evicted”. These are the findings of a Constitutional Court ruling on 8 June 2017 as reported by the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa. Nomzamo Zondo, SERI’s Director of Litigation, [...]

Provincial legislature human settlements Chairperson meeting

By |2018-04-13T12:02:42+00:00June 8th, 2017|Afesis in Action, Managed Land Settlement, News, Organisational, Sustainable Settlements|

Afesis-corplan continues to engage government on the Managed Land Settlement concept that it developed (and tested) in the last few years. Key in its latest efforts is a meeting held with the chairperson on the Human Settlements committee of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature, Mrs Ndlangisa-Makaula.  In the meeting, the department acknowledged that Managed Land [...]

Managed Land Settlement

By |2020-06-05T08:18:02+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Managed Land Settlement, Sustainable Settlements|

For more information on Managed Land Settlement please visit the Afesis-corplan incremental settlement website initiative. And for more information on upgrading of informal settlements collated by Afesis-corplan click here. The following 4 minute video provides a motivation for Managed Land Settlement as part of a broader incremental settlement development process. Also see the [...]