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
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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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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Youth Workshops in Vukuzenzele
image November, 2016 Uncategorized
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 ...
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The Giving Tree installed in Phola Park – A photo Essay
image August, 2016 Uncategorized
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 ...
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