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“We are poor, but not hopeless”: Youth mobilisation in Orange Farm, Johannesburg

Collaboration Saving Scheme (on behalf of FEDUP) One of the landmark projects of the collaboration youth saving scheme is the street naming project in Orange Farm, Johannesburg. We have taken upon ourselves to name streets in our community. The naming of streets project is a response to the difficult of navigating the settlement. This project is […]

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Dream Deferred? Broken trust and the upgrading of Langrug informal settlement

By Kwanda Lande (on behalf of CORC) This year marks the 20th anniversary of the White Paper on Local Government. The theme of SoLG 2018, the state of local government – dream deferred?, highlights this critical juncture in the local governance arena. It foregrounds the fact that although achievements have been made in terms of […]

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The first step to uncovering… ‘Big Dreams’: Reflection on the Longlands process

Chadernnay Glenn (on behalf of CORC) Amidst the classic charm of the Cape Winelands District, buried deep within the peaceful serenity of Stellenbosch, lies the modest settlement of Longlands. This settlement was established in 2015 to provide safe, interim accommodation for residents living on a dumpsite in Devon Valley. Years later, the living conditions are no better […]

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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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