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Community organisations engaging Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality

By Kwanele Sibanda, CORC An ISN leadership meeting was held in Bloemfontein on the 8th of March 2012 where 76 leaders represented 14 informal settlements falling under the Mangaung Metro Municipality. This was the first ISN leadership meeting that brought together all the Bloemfontein informal settlement leaders. The main objective of the meeting was to […]

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Partnerships for change: New approaches to financing informal settlement upgrading

By Walter Fieuw, CORC, and Vernon Bowers, Stellenbosch Municipality The creation of a new Urban Poor Fund was the highlight of the event: The community contributed R12,000 in savings The enduring nature and extent of homelessness and landlessness in post-apartheid South Africa has compelled new approaches to housing the urban poor. Informal settlement upgrading – […]

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