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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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OU-KAMP COMMUNITY CLEANS UP ! 
October, 2020 Waste Management
                                                             The Ou-Kamp committee in Struisbaai meets regularly to discuss development issues.                  ...
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COVID CITY – Dolly Mdzanga & Sihle Mntuna
September, 2020 Response to COVID-19
Is there a connection between the current economic crisis (due to Covid-19), and the rising land occupation in the areas of Cape Town (Cape Flats)? In the past few months, many lower-income people have been very badly affected by the range of enforced restrictions imposed as a result of ...
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In conversation with Carl Fredrik Sammeli: Co-Founder of Bitprop.
August, 2020 Opinion
By Josiah Sikundla Carl, originally from Sweden has been involved in a number of different construction projects in Cape Town, including the subsidization of title deeds transfer costs for the residents of Vukuzenzele. People’s Environment Planning (PEP) managed to catch up with Carl, and he shared with PEP the ...
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We won’t fix development until we fix our municipalities
July, 2020 Housing, Response to COVID-19
Citizens have been reduced to passive beneficiaries of state assistance which often never arrives By Noah Schermbrucker 30 July 2020 The state “must deliver” and the poor “must wait”. Poor citizens are no longer active participants in their own development, and until this changes we will not be able ...
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