There is growing interest within government and the country around the concept of re-blocking. Re-blocking is the process whereby communities who have occupied land work with government and others to shift shacks and plots around as part of the process of upgrading of informal settlements. Pre-blocking, in contrast, is where future occupants of land work [...]
THE following are edited extracts of an article by Ronald Eglin published in the Daily Dispatch newspaper on 20 February 2018 shortly after members of the public flocked to an open piece of land near the R72 road outside the East London Airport in what the media dubbed at the time “the biggest attempt at [...]
Transformer Article: Linking incremental settlement development and job creation Ronald Eglin A shift from a housing approach that focuses on the provision of an RDP house, to one that focuses on incremental settlement development can help address the triple challenge of unemployment, inequality and poverty in South Africa. Click here for the PDF of the [...]
By Afesis-corplan The idea of establishing an urban land commission to provide an appropriate institutional response to land redistribution in cities solicited a heated debate during the Urban Land Dialogue hosted by the South African Cities Network (SACN) in Port Elizabeth on March 27th. Geoff Bickford of the SACN argued that while the land debate [...]
Afesis-corplan was part of the Urban Land Dialogue in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro yesterday which was hosted by South African Cities Network (SACN). Ronald Eglin was interviewed by the media and was quoted in an article published by the Herald newspaper. Click on the link to read the full article.
In the Daily Dispatch today Afesis-corplan specialist for sustainable settlements Ronald Eglin writes about what government needs to do to avoid land grabs. Read the article Give priority to 'managed land settlement'