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Hundreds of thousands of homeowners do not have title deeds
image June, 2017 Uncategorized
By Noah Schermbrucker, Victoria Mdzanga and Christine Botha 6 June 2017 In Tsime Street, Vukuzenzele, 31 happy faces are peeking through the window of a bright red house which is currently registered with the Western Cape Government as Imizamoyethu Educare Crèche. Nomakhaya, the owner, takes pride in caring for ...
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Water Saving Through Subsidy Housing Construction
image April, 2017 Housing
Opinion piece by Christine Botha on behalf of People’s Environmental Planning Days of water left:100 Last month of water supply: June Current useable water in our dams in the Western Cape: 17,3% In the light of the current drought The City of Cape Town has urged residents to reduce ...
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The Successes and Challenges of working in the context of an In-situ Upgrade: An Architect’s Perspective.
March, 2017 Uncategorized
By Claire de Trevou on behalf of People’s Environmental Planning: Phola park is a dense informal settlement situated on City of Cape Town land in Philippi East, 20 km from the Cape Town CBD. The settlement is located just behind the Philippi Village – ‘an entrepreneurial development with a social impact’ ...
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The city vision for Philippi : Where does informality fit in?
image January, 2017 Uncategorized
By Claire du Trevou: “There is a distinct lack of an overarching ‘master plan’ of sorts for Philippi” 20 km outside of the Cape Town City centre, just south of the Cape Town International Airport, lies Philippi East; the Philippi Horticultural Area’s quiet, industrious neighbour. It’s not a well ...
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Are Planning and Land-use Management Policies in Cape Town Inherently Anti-Poor
image January, 2017 Uncategorized
Noah Schermbrucker on behalf of People’s Environmental Planning (Opinion Piece): In the last few years a number of flash points have highlighted the unequal ways in which Cape Town continues to develop. Examples include the proposed eviction of tenants in Woodstock and the Council flats which, adjacent to De ...
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