Upgrading and Service Delivery

The 5th Studio Collaboration between PEP and ACC: Learning and Building Relationships with Four Informal Settlements in Khayelitsha
May, 2022 Upgrading and Service Delivery, Workshops
“Go there with no expectations, go there to learn, not to impose. Don’t overpromise. Don’t promise at all. And find out how to get communities excited again, how to get them to work with you because they have been through so much, they are frustrated.” This is how two ...
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Reflections on WA Section
February, 2019 Upgrading and Service Delivery
By Dolly Mdzanga History of WA WA section is an informal settlement located next to a formal area in Khayelitsha with approximately +- 60 houses. This piece of land was a vacant recreational space. Back yarders started the settlement in the early ’90 s and due to the housing ...
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Upscaling City-wide Informal Settlement Upgrading in South Africa: A Programme Management Toolkit for Metros in South Africa.
January, 2018 Upgrading and Service Delivery, Workshops
By Claire du Trevou:   In December 2017, the Cities Support Programme hosted a consultative workshop entitled “Upscaling City-wide Informal Settlement Upgrading in South Africa; A Programme Management Toolkit for Metros in South Africa” where the major South African Metros were introduced to the recently developed toolkit, which aims ...
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Photo Essay: Upgrading Child Headed Households
October, 2017 Housing, Upgrading and Service Delivery
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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Furniture & home building for child headed households
August, 2017 Upgrading and Service Delivery
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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The Giving Tree installed in Phola Park – A photo Essay
image August, 2016 Upgrading and Service Delivery
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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