PRESS RELEASE: Building dignified communities

Event: Handover ceremony with the City of Cape Town

Venue: Mshini Wam settlement, Milnerton

(corner of Democracy Way and Nkomo Drive, Joe Slovo Park, Milnerton)

Date and time: Wednesday 11 July 2012, 14:00 – 15:00


You are cordially invited to attend the handover ceremony marking the initiation of the upgrading of Mshini Wam settlement in Joe Slovo Park, Milnerton. This project is a collaboration between organised shack dwellers aligned to the Informal Settlement Network (ISN), and the City of Cape Town. Old shacks are being taken down, and new shacks are being erected. This is to allow better service delivery, such as more water and sanitation service points, roads, stormwater channels, and fire resistance. The new shacks are organised in a way that optimally utilises the space available, creating safer and more dignified communities.


The partnership between the ISN and City of Cape Town was inaugurated in April 2012 when Mayor Patricia de Lille signed the Memorandum of Understanding in Athlone. The partnership includes the upgrading of 22 settlements geographically spread across the City.

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