Since being established in 1998 PEP has worked with informal communities to design, implement and manage the provision of housing and basic services in a manner that places people at the center of their own development. PEP’s focus is on rebuilding the social compact between informal citizens and local government through practical, on the ground, partnerships.


Sanitation and Toilet Management Workshop in WA Section, Khayelitsha

In August, PEP organised a sanitation & toilet management workshop for the community in WA Section, Khayelitsha, in preparation for the installation of a new toilet block. PEP has worked in the area with the WA community and the City of Cape Town since 2018. In the workshop, the community discussed how to develop ways […]

The 5th Studio Collaboration between PEP and ACC: Learning and Building Relationships with Four Informal Settlements in Khayelitsha

“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 of PEP’s community facilitators, Dolly Mdzanga-Fanaphi […]

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