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Ruimsig Re-Blocking


Since May 2011, iKhayalami has been undertaking a community planning and housing upgrading initiative in the Ruimsig Informal Settlement in partnership with community residents and members of the Informal Settlement Network, as well as faculty and students from the University of Johannesburg’s Faculty of Architecture and Design (FADA). This project has been absolutely crucial to both improving the lives of ... Read More


No Upgrading Without Us


Through the partnership that was established between the City of Cape Town Informal Settlements project that was a direct result of the success attained from the Joe Slovo blocking-out project in 2009 ISN engaged the Mtshini Wam community drawing them into the monthly engagements with the City of Cape Town. With the support from ISN and Corc the community undertook ... Read More


Urban Ingenuity


Standing in front of a clutch of shiny tin shacks, Priscilla Siziwe reels off a litany of challenges that go hand in hand with life in one of South Africa’s impoverished informal settlements.High quality global journalism requires investment.There is having to line up to use one of the few toilets serving hundreds of residents; the fire hazards of having shacks ... Read More



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