Report: Eradicating informal settlements by 2014 – A goal deferred

Report: Eradicating informal settlements by 2014 – A goal deferred

The Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM) at Rhodes Univeristy has released an analysis of national and provincial efforts to improve access to housing, focusing on the Eastern Cape.

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PSAM logoThis nine-page policy brief analyses the progress made as part of government’s 2004 “Breaking New Ground” policy to accelerate access to quality housing throughout the country. In the document, PSAM looks at the impact of policy priorities on budgets as well as decreasing allocations to the paper’s provincial case study – the Eastern Cape.

The analysis uncovers that a number of factors are working against the Eastern Cape’s ability to deliver more housing, including a decreased provincial housing development grants and high staff turnover.

However, the paper does note that the province is among the country’s top performers in terms of percentage of houses (57%) that have been delivered to women.

Download the policy brief: Eradicating informal settlements by 2014