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CORC planner honoured with SAPI Young Planner Award

Sizwe Mxobo, a planner at the Community Organisation Resource Centre (CORC) received  the South African Planning Institute’s (SAPI) Young Planner Award in October 2014. In speaking about his work as a planner with community movements affiliated to the SA SDI Alliance, Sizwe explains, “An important aspect for me is exploring what public participation means in […]

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Putting K2 and Green Park on the Map – Mapping Exchange in Cape Town

By Julia Stricker (on behalf of SDI Secretariat) ***Cross-posted from SDI Blog*** During a very successful learning exchange focused around settlement level data visualisation and mapping, community members from K2 and Green Park, two informal settlements in Cape Town, created digital maps of their neighbourhoods.  Siyaunya puts his head over the GPS device and enters […]

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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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Building the Siphumelele WaSH facility / Innovation Centre in Langrug, Stellenbosch

By Aditya Kumar and Yolande Hendler (on behalf of CORC) Zwelitsha is a section of Langrug informal settlement, located on the rocky ground of a mountain slope that overlooks the lush valleys and nearby town of Franschoek in Stellenbosch Municipality. Zwelitsha’s residents make up 604 people who reside in 318 structures. Langrug as a whole […]

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2014 UCT – Europe Community Studio: Spatial Development Framework

By Thandeka Tshabalala (on behalf of CORC) Over the last four months Europe community members and Masters students of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Cape Town (UCT) collaborated on a joint planning studio to address some of the community’s most pressing concerns. Together, they began by conducting a site analysis and researching […]

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Designing with Communities: CPUT – Manenberg Studio 2014

By Yolande Hendler (on behalf of CORC) Manenberg community leaders and architectural students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) recently collaborated on a six-week long planning studio in Cape Town (March-May 2014). The studio aimed to generate ideas around alternative housing design and delivery options that would address the needs of Manenberg residents […]

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