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Signed MOU with City of Cape Town

Ikhayalami and the City of Cape Town have signed a Memorandum of Understanding focusing on the BT Section Advanced re-blocking project. In line with the MOU Ikhayalami is responsible for the upgrade and implementation of the Empower project in terms of community engagments, facilitation, interfacing the participative design of the new layout and prototypes with all project stakeholders, coordinating engagments with the City of Cape Town and other tiers of government, developing a robust and well thought out micro finance model to taking into account affordability and terms of community contribution repayment, and the building of the top structures through a tender process ensuring active community paricipation and finally oversight of the implementation of all aternative technologies inlcuding sustainable urban drainage and landscaping. 

The City will be responsible for all aspects: related to the approval of the new layout and prototype design, the implementation of infrastructure such as water and sanitation, electricity, roads and stormwater. As per re-blocking policy the City has agreed to a one to one provision of water and sanitation to each household. Departments that have played a key role in supporting this project are the Informal Settlement Managment Department, the Spatial Planning Department and the Builing Regulations Department.

The BT Empowershack project is a collaboration between Ikhayalami and our Urban Think Tank/ETHZ partners who have raised the funds for the project and who are supporting the project in terms of archtitecture and urban design. We have assembled a committed team of professionals who are supporting the project in terms of engineering, architectural and quantity surveying services inlcuding DvH, Design Space Africa (local Architect on record), Riverside and Isidima.

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