eThekwini responds to basic needs of informal settlement dwellers


The Metropolitan Municipality of eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal deserves credit for its implementation of a successful and large scale mass housing development programme. However, not all settlements can be provided with full services and low income housing in the short term due to funding and other constraints.

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What is the National Upgrading Support Programme (NUSP)?


One of the South African Government’s greatest challenges stems from the fact that informal settlements continue to grow faster than the rate of low-income housing delivery. The need, therefore, for in-situ informal settlement upgrade is paramount. National Development Outcome 8 mandates an ambitious target of improving the quality of life of 400 000 households by 2014 by upgrading informal settlements in well-located areas.

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