Overview

The national government has identified the upgrading of informal settlements as a key component of its human settlement development approach, targeting (as part of its 2019-2024 outcome based targets for human settlement development) the formalisation/ upgrading of 1,500 informal settlements to phase 3 of the Informal Settlements Upgrading Programme.

Information

Afesis-corplan is collating information relating to the upgrading of informal settlements.  Click on the links below for more information on upgrading of informal settlements:

Videos

Have a look at the following comic and videos we have developed.

  • Upgrading of informal settlements: Thami and Temba’s story

A short comic that explains how Thami and Temba worked with their municipality to upgrade their informal settlement.

  • Buffalo City upgrading informal settlement policy and strategy

Explains the Policy and Strategy for Upgrading of Informal Settlements in Buffalo City Metro.

  • Thandi’s IDP story

Tells the story of how Thandi made sure her informal settlement’s upgrading plan was part of the municipalities IDP.

  • Lindi’s Upgrading informal settlements story (English)

Tells the story (in English) of how Lindi and others in her community upgraded their informal settlement.

  • Lindi’s Upgrading informal settlements story (Xhosa)

Tells the story (in Xhosa) of how Lindi and others in her community upgraded their informal settlement.