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National Community Exchange – Durban to Cape Town (Part 1)

By Yolande Hendler (on behalf of CORC) Informal settlement leaders from Kenville and Foreman Road in Durban are mobilising their communities to upgrade their settlements with better services and improved spatial layouts. Last week’s exchange to Cape Town (29 April – 2 May 2014) therefore presented a first-hand opportunity for them to draw insights from fellow […]

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Official Handover of Kuku Town Re-blocking

By Walter Fieuw and Yolande Hendler (on behalf of CORC) There is a growing recognition that services need to be delivered to informal settlements in new ways. Such new approaches should aim at building community capacity through participatory planning, design and service implementation. Informal settlements are characterised by very different shapes and sizes, ranging from […]

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Amandla Imali Nolwazi! Alliance marches to eThekwini Municipality

After weeks of preparation and community mobilization, thousands of shack dwellers gathered on Durban’s Dinuzulu Square early on Monday morning, 24 March 2014. As people arrived by foot, mini-bus taxi and on numerous busses, they were met by songs of protest sounding from an ever-growing crowd of shack dwellers affiliated to the Federation of the […]

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2014 UCT – Europe Community Studio “The Beginning”

By Thandeka Tshabalala and Yolande Hendler (on behalf of CORC) On 19 February 2014, Europe community members welcomed about thirty masters students of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Cape Town (UCT) to their informal settlement, which is located in Gugulethu, Cape Town. This first gathering kicked off a four month long ‘planning […]

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