Mshini Wam Informal Settlement Upgrade

Democracy Drive, Hlosi Drive and Ingwe Drive in the greater Joe Slovo Park
Cape Town

Mshini Wam Informal Settlement Upgrade

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Informal settlements pose significant challenges for city management in terms of providing essential services. The Mtshini Wam ‘reblocking’ project is a hugely successful experiment that has created more space between shacks, improving access, offering a more dignified living space, and enabling the provision of better essential services. The NGO-partnered project had full community involvement, and local employment was provided during the process. The Mtshini Wam initiative has provided a model for official policy.


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Councillor Ernest Sonnenberg, the Mayoral Committee Member for Utilities Services

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