Thembelihle Informal Settlement
Thembelihle is an informal settlement that is situated in Region G, south of Johannesburg.
Greater Sophia Town
Planact started engaging with the community leaders of Greater Sophia Town in 2016, which is located in the City of Johannesburg, when a research was conducted on corridors of freedom. Read more »
Current Projects : 2015 – 2020
City of Johannesburg, Gauteng
Thembelihle Informal Settlement
Thembelihle is an informal settlement situated in Region G, south of Johannesburg.
Planact has been engaging with this community for more than 10 years. The community is currently faced with issues on security of tenure, sanitation and water. Furthermore, there is a growing sinkhole in the settlement due to a dolomitic ground. Planact has conducted a social audit on sanitation with the Thembelihle Crisis Committee as a partner as well as a needs assessment.
Leadership skill development and community economic and capacity building workshops are some of the interventions that Planact is assisting the settlement with. Leaders in Thembelihle have been empowered to tackle community challenges confidently.
Planact started engaging with the community leaders of Greater Sophiatown in 2016,
Later on, the Greater Sophiatown Development Forum invited Planact to run a social audit workshop in anticipation of doing an audit on health related issues. Unfortunately, due to violence that erupted in the area, Planact could not go far with the project but hopes to re-establish the relationship with the forum.
City of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng
Etwatwa Informal Settlements
Shamase ground/ Mashonisa/ Egroundini/ Overflow is an informal settlement in Etwatwa,
Planact contacted the local ward councillor to work in the area. Twenty community volunteers were trained to start a social audit in May 2018. Residents are using the social audit skills acquired from this project to tackle other service delivery issues in the area.
Steve Biko/ Ebumnandini, Etwatwa
Steve Biko/ Ebumnandini is an informal settlement established in 1994 and currently falls under Ward 65 in Etwatwa.
Planact was initially introduced to the area by Councillor Mabaso who saw the opportunity as an important tool for development in the Etwatwa wards. Planact engaged with the leaders of the area by inviting them to learn about the social audit methodology which they would use to gather empirical evidence to their service delivery challenges.
Etwatwa Ext 18 & 19
Etwatwa is a township along N12 road, near Benoni in Ekurhuleni in the Gauteng province.
Planact was initially introduced to this section of Etwatwa through the Ward Councillor. Further engagements were done through the Ward Committee and community leaders who introduced the social audit methodology to the rest of the community. Residents are now empowered to enquire about the slow housing development in the area as well as asking the right questions on the length of time to proclaim Extension 19 as a formal township.
Wattville Informal Settlements
KwaThema Informal Settlements
Harry Gwala is an informal settlement situated near Wattville in Benoni, City of Ekurhuleni.
Activity plans were created by Planact for different sectors/portfolios to enable the Councillor to monitor the work done by ward committees and other community leaders. A precinct plan was also developed with the aim of making it a one stop shop. A social audit into sanitation was also conducted
Ekuthuleni informal settlement was established in the year 1993. However, Planact started working the informal settlement early in 2008
Mkhancwa is an informal settlement located in the city of Ekurhuleni. Most of the residents have lived in this area for more than 20 years.
Vosloorus Informal Settlements
Tembisa Informal Settlements
Vlakplaas is an informal settlement in the City of Ekurhuleni. It is made up of about 1000 households
Winnie Mandela, Tembisa
The informal settlement named Winnie Mandela was established in 1994. It comprises of people who came from another informal settlement
Duduza North, Tembisa
Duduza North informal settlement was founded in 1993. It is situated in Tembisa, close to Kempton Park.
Tsakane Informal Settlements
City of Tshwane, Gauteng
Railway Extension 21
Railway extension 21 is an informal settlement situated in Tsakane, east of Johannesburg.
Planact first met with the leaders of Railway in February 2018, to propose a tried and tested methodology to tackle their sanitation service delivery issues. The area is provided with two types of toilets, type A which is a container with two compartments designed for males and females and type B which is portable chemical toilets. The social audit on sanitation has initiated participatory governance of the area as municipal officials interact with leaders as and when required.
Langaville Extension 8
Langaville is informal settlement which forms part of Tsakane Township, in the City of Ekurhuleni.
After Langaville was identified as a possible site to conduct a social audit, Planact approached a community leader who facilitated conversations with the Ward councillor. Unfortunately, the community leader has passed on and was not able to continue with leaving the mark he had initiated in Langaville.
Sanitation is the biggest challenge in Langaville. The chemical toilets that are being used are not well-installed, they have undesirable odour as compared to the pit latrines and contractors of these toilets do not follow tender specifications as agreed on the tender document. The City of Ekurhuleni has accepted recommendations made by Tsakane residents.
In June 2019, residents of Kameeldrift 298, a settlement situated in Region 5 of the City of Tshwane conducted a social audit A total of 605 households live in Plot 174, which has been re-blocked as part of an informal settlement upgrading process. The majority of Kameeldrift’s residents, living in 2 345 households, are in Plot 175. The Kameeldrift 298 police station, a library, a clinic, and a community hall are situated in Plot 171, while 133 households live in the yard of the community hall. They moved to this section after being evicted from a farm more than 10 years ago.
A total of 605 households live in Plot 174, which has been re-blocked as part of an informal settlement upgrading process. The majority of Kameeldrift’s residents, living in 2 345 households, are in Plot 175. The Kameeldrift 298 police station, a library, a clinic, and a community hall are situated in Plot 171, while 133 households live in the yard of the community hall. They moved to this section after being evicted from a farm more than 10 years ago.
Spring Valley, Emalahleni
Leandra Informal Settlement
Past Projects (2000 – 2015)
|Past Project Areas||Programmes||Municipality|
|Diepsloot||Housing and Community Development||Johannesburg Northern Metropolitan Local Council|
|Bekkersdal||Housing and Community Development||Westonaria Town Council|
|Muldersdrift||Housing and Community Development||Krugersdorp Municipality|
|Zevenfontein||Housing and Community Development||Johannesburg Northern Metropolitan Local Council|
Housing and Community Development & Local Government Transformation
|Johannesburg Northern Metropolitan Local Council|
|Orlando East||Local Economic Development||Johannesburg Northern Metropolitan Local Council|
|Ivory Park||Housing and Community Development||Johannesburg Northern Metropolitan Local Council|
|Bronkhorspruit||Local Government Transformation||Bronkhorspruit Municipality|
|Diepkloof||Local Government Transformation||Johannesburg Northern Metropolitan Local Council|
|Vosloorus||Local Government Transformation||City of Ekurhuleni|
|Ivory Park||Local Government Transformation||Johannesburg Northern Metropolitan Local Council|
|Kanana||Local Government Transformation||Dr Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality|
|Bloemfontein||Local Government Transformation||Mangaung District Municipality|