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Building Continuity: Denver Community and University of Johannesburg Studio 2015

By Motebang Matsela (on behalf of CORC) From 27 April to 22 May 2015, the community of Denver informal settlement in Johannesburg partnered with students from the University of Johannesburg’s (UJs) Department of Architecture in a collaborative design studio. Such studios focus on co-producing ideas, scenarios, plans and typologies on informal settlement upgrading and housing. […]

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SA Alliance at National Human Settlements Indaba 2014

By Yolande Hendler (on behalf of CORC) Twenty years after Joe Slovo’s historic Botshabelo Housing Accord, Lindiwe Sisulu, incumbent minister of Human Settlements, invited stakeholders in the human settlements sector to the National Human Settlements Indaba and Exhibition, which was held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 16-17 October 2014. This included the […]

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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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