March 2017 | by Carlene Van der Westhuizen, IBP South Africa
Financing the upgrading of informal settlements in South Africa is complex. However, understanding how this process works is very important because it enables civil society and local residents to engage with all three levels of government on the funding of informal settlement upgrading. Armed with this knowledge, civil society can engage the national government on whether enough money has been set aside for informal settlement upgrading and engage with metropolitan municipalities on whether they have used funding appropriately.
This brief draws on a review of relevant policy and budget documents as well as interviews with experts to present information about the financing of informal settlement upgrading in metropolitan municipalities in South Africa.
- How are Upgrades to Informal Settlements Financed in South Africa’s Metropolitan Municipalities? (March 2017)
- How Much Does Government Spend on Informal Settlement Upgrading in South Africa? An Analysis of Four Cities’ Budgets (July 2017)
- How Much Money is Allocated to Informal Settlement Upgrading in Cape Town, South Africa? An Analysis of the City’s Draft Budget for 2017/2018 (April 2017)
- The Transparency of Public Funding of Basic Education in South Africa (January 2017)
- Estimating the Cost of Sanitation Infrastructure for Selected Sites in Khayelitsha in City of Cape Town (April 2016)