Informal Settlement Upgrading

The incremental, in-situ upgrading of informal settlements with the provision of basic services and functional tenure security is the only viable solution for informal settlements in S.A.  PPT has played a leading role in pioneering and mainstreaming this approach and in enabling a range of prevailing barriers to be overcome. It is now accepted by government that conventional upgrading, premised on the provision of formal housing, is unviable and un-scale-able. Housing backlogs are bigger now than they were in 1994 despite substantial housing delivery. Incremental upgrading at scale is at last being implemented as a national priority.

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Rand value: 779,937,279
Number of projects: 44
Number of households: 33,486


Rand value: 808,772,685
Number of projects: 22
Number of households: 24,611