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Improving service delivery through partnerships: Lessons from Nelson Mandela Bay Metro

By Kwanda Lande (on behalf of CORC) Partnerships as an approach to service delivery have gained trust in many quarters and are widely acknowledged as a viable solution to a number of service delivery challenges. In implementation, however, partnerships are complex and often associated with vicissitudes characterised by varying victories and challenges. How do these […]

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Social and Physical Impact of Re-blocking: California Informal Settlement, Mfuleni (Cape Town)

by Kwanda Lande and Mariel Zimmermann (on behalf of CORC) We decided to do re-blocking because we were living in a very congested settlement, we wanted our settlement to be rearranged, we wanted services –  we wanted to have roads, toilets, electricity and water. We also wanted this project because it is going to mitigate fire […]

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Minister Sisulu speaks about Partnership with SA Alliance

In anticipation of The National Human Settlements Indaba and Exhibition (16-17 October 2014) we share a speech made by Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of Human Settlements in 2006 about the Department’s partnership with Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI) and the Federation of the Urban Poor (FEDUP). During this event the minister recognised the inherent value of partnership with the […]

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Memoir and Tribute Booklet for Patrick Magebhula Hunsley

After 56 years, our dear friend and comrade, Patrick Magebhula, breathed his last on 4 August 2014. This memorial booklet is a memoir and a tribute to Patrick’s life. The Alliance, together with his family, hundreds of national and international comrades and friends, including housing minister Lindiwe Sisulu, attended his funeral on Saturday 16 August […]

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OPINION: Opportunities in Urban Informality, Development and Climate Resilience in African cities

Article from (Climate and Development Knowledge Network) Blaise Dobson and Jean-Pierre Roux (SouthSouthNorth) argue that African urbanisation and burgeoning informal settlements present an opportunity to build truly adaptive cities. African cities are characterised by high levels of slums and informal settlements, largely informal economies, high levels of unemployment, majority youthful populations, and low levels of […]

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