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Vukuzenzele Mapping Workshop with UCT Environmental and Geographical Science Students
November, 2017 Uncategorized
By Emma Goodwin on behalf of People’s Environmental Planning:   Over the course of the last month, PEP organised a series of workshops with second year UCT environmental and geographical science students in Vukuzenzele. PEP has a long historical association with the residents of Vukuzenzele and our work in ...
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PEP Submission for Affordable Housing Exhibition
November, 2017 Uncategorized
By Claire du Trevou: In August 2017, THE ARCHITECT pop up gallery at Cape Institute for Architecture planned an exhibition about affordable mixed-income housing. The intention of the exhibition was to showcase both built and imagined affordable housing developments in Cape Town. People’s Environmental Planning decided to create and submit a small case study which ...
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Photo Essay: Upgrading Child Headed Households
October, 2017 Uncategorized
By Dustin James Mason October 20th 2017 ——— Baphumelele Children’s Home (BCH), Habitat for Humanity South Africa (HFHSA), & People’s Environmental Planning (PEP) have partnered to provide emergency upgrading solutions to the homes of orphans & vulnerable young adults throughout Khayelitsha. The Project was initiated by Baphumelele, who offer ...
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PEP assists Early Childhood Development Center (ECD) in Vukuzenzele with Planning Permission
September, 2017 Uncategorized
By Sinazo Mqalo: 11 September 2017 Skills learnt during early childhood development are arguably the most valuable skills one will learn throughout their life. The people we are today are shaped by our contact and experience as infants. Children learn from what they see around them, and much of ...
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Furniture & home building for child headed households
August, 2017 Uncategorized
By Dustin James Mason on behalf of People’s Environmental Planning: August 10  2017                   Children all over the country face many of the same issues; homework, chores, looking after younger siblings etc. but for many children living in Khayelitsha and other ...
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Hundreds of thousands of homeowners do not have title deeds
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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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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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