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.
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:
- Upgrading of informal settlements – Frequently Asked Questions
- Norms and Standards for Water and Sanitation
- Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Upgrading of Informal Settlements policy and strategy
- Managed Land Settlement
- Social Audits
- South African National Upgrading Support Programme
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.