The Informal Settlement Network is a citywide network of poor communities who collaborate around issues of concern such as landlessness, homelessness and exclusion.

Founded by FEDUP and CORC in 2008, ISN aims to influence policy and achieve impact at a city-wide scale. ISN uses FEDUP’s tried and tested practice of data collection as the main tool to mobilise. Through the ISN, CBOs are able to pool experience, develop strategies and engage government through dialogues and forums. The network is active in the metros of Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth), eThekwini (Durban), Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, and Stellenbosch local municipality. FEDUP is a member of ISN.

ISN's national and regional coordinators:

Mzwanele Zulu


Nkokheli Ncambele

National and Cape Town

Trevor Masiy


Ndodeni Dengo

eThekwini / Durban

Sipho Ntsondwa

Nelson Mandela Bay / Port Elizabeth

Thamsanqa Makambi

Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni