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 ...Read More
The Successes and Challenges of working in the context of an In-situ Upgrade: An Architect’s Perspective.
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’ ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
Nick Talbot on behalf of People’s Environmental Planning. Over the last 5 years PEP has provided socio-technical support to the residents of Vukuzenzele in order to facilitate the transfer of title of 236 houses to their respective owners. This was achieved through a close working relationship with the local committee ...Read More
Earlier this year, PEP was contacted by 2 independent designers about a ‘place-making’ intervention they had developed, called The Giving Tree. The Giving Tree project is a incremental upgrading and service delivery scheme that focuses on developing a small scale, cost effective, prefabricated water platform and place-making intervention. The ...Read More