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FEDUP wins national Govan Mbeki award

By Yolande Hendler (on behalf of CORC) It is a pleasure to announce FEDUP’s award for best enhanced People’s Housing Process (ePHP) project at this year’s national Govan Mbeki Awards ceremony hosted by the Department of Human Settlements in Cape Town. FEDUP national coordinator, Rose Molokoane, received the award for the Mafikeng 200 housing project […]

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FEDUP’s Mafikeng runner up in North West Govan Mbeki award

By Walter Fieuw (on behalf of uTshani Fund) The annual Govan Mbeki awards recognises excellence in the development of human settlements. Speaking at the Provincial Govan Mbeki Awards held at the Rustenburg Civic Centre on May 2nd, North West MEC for Human Settlements, Public Safety and Liaison, Nono Maloyi recognised the value of partnerships between government, […]

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Duduza wins Gauteng Govan Mbeki award for ePHP

By Greg van Rensburg (on behalf of FEDUP and uTshani Fund) Each year government recognises the partnerships with all sectors involved in developing sustainable and integrated human settlements. The Govan Mbeki Human Settlements awards are a prestigious ceremonies hosted by the National Department of Human Settlements in two stages: the Provincial and the National. The […]

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FEDUP scoops up two provincial Govan Mbeki awards for outstanding housing developments

By Walter Fieuw, CORC In the lead up to the 1994 elections, the federation of woman’s savings collectives lobbied the Government of National Unity to institute an alternative to the dominating approach of project-linked capital subsidy scheme system. The federation demonstrated that people-centred and controlled development outperformed developer-built subsidised housing in size, cost and quality; […]

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Tinasonke means “All of Us”: A Journey to Housing in Ekhuruleni

By Jaclyn Williams (on behalf of CORC) In 2018, 48 Federation houses were erected in Tinasonke through the People’s Housing Process. Since 2015, however, the journey to the completion of these houses presented Federation members with many roadblocks. Federation members, in Tinasonke, utlilized community-driven strategies in order to make their dream of owning a home […]

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Partnership in Mossel Bay: FEDUP and Provincial Minister launch houses

By Yolande Hendler (on behalf of CORC) It’s a rainy June afternoon in KwaNonqaba, an area of informal settlements and state-subsidised housing on the outskirts of Mossel Bay. Singing arises from a tent pitched nearby a newly finished house – FEDUP members awaiting the arrival of Western Cape MEC for Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela. Among […]

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The Dept. of Human Settlements honours Patrick Hunsley & pledges R10 million to FEDUP

Patrick Magebhula Hunsley, founding member and stalwart of the South African Alliance and Shack Dwellers International (SDI), was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of Human Settlements on behalf of the Department of Human Settlements on Thursday 14 August 2014 at the annual Govan Mbeki Human Settlements Awards ceremony held in Johannesburg. […]

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SA SDI Alliance 2013 in Review

Its that time of the year when we, the SA SDI Alliance, reflect on our achievements and work in progress. 2013 was a year of growth, maturation, and sharing knowledge and experiences. On the housing front, FEDUP was awarded with the Gauteng Provincial Goven Mbeki awards (runner up in North West), when the re-blocking of […]

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How Community Construction Management Teams (CCMT) can lead upgrading projects

By Yolande Hendler (on behalf of CORC) If designing and planning with communities are key aspects of people-led projects then people-led implementation and -construction are too. The SA Alliance – through the Federation of the Urban Poor (FEDUP) – has pioneered this people-led approach since 1994. By lobbying government, FEDUP strongly influenced low-income housing policy […]

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