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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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Installing Water Taps in Holomisa Gauteng

By Blanca Calvo (on behalf of CORC and uTshani) Holomisa is an informal settlement located in Katlehong (Ekurhuleni, Gauteng). In May 2014, Pumelele Ntanjana, one of the leaders of Holomisa Informal Settlement, contacted the Informal Settlement Network (ISN) to request support for a possible re-location of a portion of his settlement. Today, Holomisa has been […]

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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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Gauteng settlements install ‘Litres of Light’

By Motebang Matsela and Yolande Hendler (on behalf of CORC) Many informal settlement dwellers have no access to electricity and are forced to rely on open fires, gas and paraffin appliances or candles as sources of light, warmth and energy.  The resulting frequency of fires that ravage informal settlement homes throughout South Africa is well […]

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