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Planact Annual Report 2016 – 2017

[REPORT] Social Audit on Sanitation in Wattville, City of Ekurhuleni

PRESS STATEMENT: Planact welcomes Parliamentary Inquiry

[VIDEO] Inter-Metro Dialogue on Social Audits in Gauteng

[Video] Budgeting For Change in KwaZenzele Informal Settlement

Social Production of Habitat – WUF9 Kuala Lumpur

Planact News Journal April 2018

THE NEVER ENDING HOUSING CHALLENGE: Reflection on Thembelihle informal settlement

Written by Siphiwe Segodi in his capacity as Programme Coordinator at Planact
*Siphiwe Segodi is currently also chairperson of the Thembelihle Crisis Committee

Introduction
At the rally in Soccer City stadium, few days after his release, Nelson Mandela made important remarks regarding housing during his speech. He stated that when his party assumed power government would build better houses, and not the “match-boxes” that the apartheid government built for Africans in townships in particular. This statement gave hope to millions of previously marginalised communities. However, after two decades of democracy, many informal settlements residents lack access to decent shelter and tenure security. Thembelihle is an informal settlement in the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) comprising 7 000 households which has been engaged in a struggle to change the situation. While it would be unfair to completely disregard efforts made by government to address the housing problem since then, indications are that the country seem to be fighting a losing battle. What has been the government’s approach to the challenge? How have the marginalised communities responded? The experience of Thembelihle provides insights into these questions. […]

Planact Annual Report 2015 – 2016

Defiance and delusion in municipal-driven relocations: Spring Valley