Informal settlements

City of Tshwane committed to address informal settlements

The City has undertaken numerous development plans to address the increase in informal settlements, including the approval of a City-wide upgrading strategy for informal settlements in 2021. This strategy outlines the approach that the City must follow to upgrade existing informal settlements.

 In terms of the strategy, there are currently 210 informal settlements in Tshwane. 187 of those settlements have been assessed in line with the principles of the Informal Settlements Upgrading Programme in accordance with the National Housing Code.

To date, 35 informal settlements have been upgraded to Phase 2. In the current financial year (2023/24), the Human Settlements Department plans to upgrade 20 informal settlements to Phase 2 (project initiation) as contemplated by the Informal Settlements Upgrading Programme of the national Department of Human Settlements.

Phase 2 milestones will include a land acquisition agreement, surveying and registration of households within the settlements, providing interim basic water and sanitation services to households, undertaking preplanning studies that will include compiling an engineering geological report, compiling reports to obtain environmental authorisation, and compiling a draft layout plan, a traffic impact assessment and a bulk services report.

The City currently provides rudimentary sanitation to 106 informal settlements through chemical toilets and rudimentary water to 150 informal settlements through mobile water tankers.

The City of Tshwane will upgrade the following informal settlements in the current financial year:

  • Kameeldrift Ext 37
  • Kudube Unit 14/Stellenbosch
  • Mamelodi Ext 11: Stand 30859 and Stand 31726
  • Peach Tree Ext 29 (Laezonia AH 157 and 158)
  • Phumekhaya and Bhubezini informal settlements (part of the remainder of Ekangala 610-JR)
  • Pienaarspoort Ext 15
  • Pienaarspoort Beverly Hills (remainder of Portion 3 of Sjambok Zijn Oude Kraal 258-JR)
  • Cullinan Ext 5 to 12
  • Ga-Rankuwa Unit 23, Stand 1719
  • Ga-Rankuwa Unit 25, Stand 1427
  • Kameeldrift Ext 22
  • Pienaarspoort Ext 23
  • Pienaarspoort Ext 25
  • Pienaarspoort Ext 26 (Mooiplaats)
  • Rethabiseng Marikana (part of the remainder of Rustfontein 616-JR)
  • Riverwalk (remainder of Roodepoort 504-JR)
  • Slovoville Phase 3 and 5 (remainder of Portion 33 of Mabopane 702-JR)
  • Soshanguve MM, Stand 1362
  • Soshanguve R, Stand 1939
  • Soshanguve South Ext 24 (Marry Me)

As the MMC for Human Settlements, I intend to provide comprehensive oversight regarding the upgrading progress in order to ensure that we meet our targets and improve the lives of the intended beneficiaries.

We remain committed to building a working capital city for all our residents.

Media enquiries: MMC Ofentse Madzebatela


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