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Learning Brief #15: When is an informal settlement no longer an informal settlement?

The concept of ‘upgrading of informal settlements’ has been around for a long time. One question, however, that has not received much attention is, “when is an informal settlement no longer...

Learning Brief #13: Good plans – bad implementation

In development work one often hears the phrase, “we have good plans but bad implementation”. Is the ‘good plans – bad implementation’ statement true? Where is the problem? Is it...

Learning Brief #12: Equitable Access to Land

Land redistribution is a hot topic in South Africa. Some are saying that the constitution needs to change so as to speed up land reform and land redistribution while others...

Learning Brief #11: Creating quality environments – Managed Land Settlement

Neighbourhoods that are developed using the Managed Land Settlement (MLS) approach are better than RDP neighbourhoods. This assertion is based on the argument that MLS environments are more adaptive to...

Learning Brief #10: Managed Land Settlement – Increasing densities

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...

Learning Brief #8: A New Land Records System

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...

Learning Brief #9: Rethinking Land and Housing Allocation

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...

Learning Brief #7: Land acquisition and development for human settlement

As a country we need to prioritise the acquisition and development of land for settlement purposes if we are to make any impact on the demand for housing.  Between 1994...

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

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...

Learning Briefs and Lessons Learned Index

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