Struggle for dignity in Cape Town's informal settlements: the facts

There are around 146,000 households in 437 informal settlement pockets in Cape Town. Many were established before democracy but are still not recognised as permanent and their residents lack occupation rights and security of tenure. We need an honest conversation about what is possible and effective budgets, policy and plans to tackle the constraints that do exist so that the City can provide progressive access to shelter and equitable services. We've made an interactive map that helps start this conversation. Please click start to learn how the map works and to understand the context of the data. If you've already followed the tutorial you can skip straight to the map.


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