Construction is progressing well at the TRA facility. The civil contractor (Entsha-Henra) is preparing the site by building platforms, making the access road, and installing the ablution blocks and water and sewer infrastructure required to accommodate the 250 TRA units that will be erected on the site.
An Informal Settlement Forum Meeting was held on 5 April 2022. All the BLCs of the informal settlement areas in KwanonQaba were invited. The meeting was well represented by the members of most of the areas as well as Ward Councillors, Municipal Officials, the Implementing Agent (Zutari) as well as the contractor for phase 1 … Continue reading Mossel Bay UISP – Informal Settlement Forum Meeting 5 April 2022
A successful meeting was held on 2 March 2022 with the Mossel Bay Municipal Ward Councillors to provide the Councillors with an update on the Mossel Bay Upgrading of Informal Settlements Program. The municipal wide programme approach taken by the Mossel Bay Municipality means that all informal settlements in the municipal area is targeted for … Continue reading MB UISP Meeting with Ward Councillors
The BLCs of the 28 informal settlement areas of the Mossel Bay UISP were invited to the first Informal Settlement Forum meeting of 2022. The meeting was held at the Kwanonqaba community hall and was well attended. The presentation that was made at the meeting can be downloaded from this link: https://mbuisp.files.wordpress.com/2022/02/wp-1644476588776.pdf
On 10 November 2021, key industry stakeholders came together in Cape Town to celebrate the winners of the IMESA/CESA Excellence Awards. This biennial event showcases the best in municipal engineering, with a total of 24 projects submitted for a first, second or third place spot in one of three categories. "The high standard of all … Continue reading IMIESA MAGAZINE NOV/DEC2021
The Mossel Bay Municipality and its Implementing Agent, Zutari attended a community meeting with a group of about eighty (80) disgruntled members of the Emfuleni community in the KwanonQaba Community Hall on Tuesday evening 21 September 2021. The community members have concerns regarding the recent household survey and verification process that was undertaken by the … Continue reading Emfuleni Community Engagement – 21 September 2021
The focus of the meeting was on the sizes of the serviced sites to be allocated to the beneficiaries of the Mossel Bay UISP. The workshop was held on the 17th of July at Zutari's office in George. Dialog between Zutari and the Informal Settlement Forum Executive Task Team (ISFETT) members The maps of the … Continue reading Community Engagement – Executive Task Team Workshop
Online tender briefing held on 14 July 2021. See the presentation below: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSY2meUyJUgrvawKEs6oKhHPHWW6b6FG_MXf9FZU9y146bqw1NKxJjcACmjMYO3W8O61Pu6IFYOK6c2/embed?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000
Tenders are invited for the supply, manufacture and installation of prefabricated housing units and storage facilities as well as a meeting hall for the Temporary Relocation Area (TRA) of the Mossel Bay UISP Project. A set of tender documents can be obtained on the Mossel Bay Municipality’s website at https://www.mosselbay.gov.za/tenders-available free of charge (follow the … Continue reading Tender TDR126.2020.2021 Mossel Bay UISP TRA construction of temporary housing units
A meeting was held with the Emfuleni BLCs on 24 June 2021 in the KwaNonqaba Community Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to provide feedback to the Emfuleni community regarding the recent household survey that was conducted in Growing Hope as well as to discuss the verification of the Emfuleni informal settlement. The Zutari … Continue reading Emfuleni BLC community meeting 24 June 2021
Tenders were invited from Contractors with a CIDB grading of 7CE or higher for the construction of the first phase of the upgrading of Informal Settlements Programme (UISP) consisting of 680 serviced erven as well as a temporary relocation area (TRA) within the Mossel Bay Municipal area. A compulsory site and information meeting was held … Continue reading Site Briefing Meeting for Tender TDR199/2020/2021: Construction of Civil Engineering Services for 680 Erven and Temporary Relocation Area (TRA): Phase 1
Tenders were invited from Contractors with a CIDB grading of 7CE or higher for the construction of the first phase of the upgrading of Informal Settlements Programme (UISP) consisting of 680 serviced erven as well as a temporary relocation area (TRA) within the Mossel Bay Municipal area. Ref No.TDR199/2020/2021 Closing Date:25/06/2021 MOSSEL BAY MUNICIPALITY INVITATION … Continue reading Tender for Construction of Civil Engineering Services – UISP Phase 1
The South African Cities Network (SACN) was established in 2002 by the Minister for Provincial and Local Government, in collaboration with the mayors of South Africa's largest cities and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), as an independent Section 21 company with the mandate to: Promote good governance and management in South African cities;Analyse … Continue reading The Mossel Bay Upgrading of Informal Settlements (UISP) showcased on the South African Cities Network Good Hood Stories Initiative
See the latest video of the Emergency Shared Basic Services project uploaded under the Project Overview - IBS page! "Once we secure access to clean water and to adequate sanitation facilities for all people, irrespective of the difference in their living conditions, a huge battle against all kinds of diseases will be won." Dr LEE … Continue reading Zutari video – Emergency Shared Basic Services
Here is a resource provided by the Department of Human Settlements (Western Cape Government) Resource description: Double-sided infographic poster and roadmap providing clear and concise technical information on each of the four phases, funding streams and services provided via the Upgrading of Informal Settlement Programme (UISP). The objective is to empower and enable households to harness the … Continue reading Upgrading of Informal Settlement Programme (UISP) Posters in Afrikaans, English and Xhosa
The main purpose of the Imbizo held on the 28th of November 2020, included presentations from the Department of Human Settlement of the Western Cape, the Mossel Bay Municipality, DAG, Zutari and the Informal Settlement Executive Task Team, representatives. The goal of the Imbizo was to offer critical information to the stakeholder and beneficiaries of … Continue reading Zutari on a successful UISP Imbizo held at Kwanonqaba Community Hall, Mossel Bay
https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6739864269061410817 "Once we secure access to clean water and to adequate sanitation facilities for all people, irrespective of the difference in their living conditions, a huge battle against all kinds of diseases will be won." ~ Dr LEE Jong-Wook (former Director-General, WHO) #CoCreate #Impact #Engineered #SDGs
The Project wins the award for the best Community-based project at the SAICE National Award on Thursday evening, the 12th of November 2020. https://videopress.com/v/rta2MADg?preloadContent=metadata https://videopress.com/v/7gClLOAG?preloadContent=metadata
Congratulations are streaming in from all over the country to congratulate Rudolf Schröder (Pr.Pln,M.PMSA,MTRP), the Integrated Human Settlement Development Consultant at Zutari and his team on winning the award for the best Community-based project at the SAICE National Award on Thursday evening, the 12th of November 2020, for Mossel Bay Upgrading of Informal Settlements Programme … Continue reading Winning the SAICE National Award for the Mossel Bay UISP Project
Another workshop, as part of a series of workshops, was held for the BLC’s of Asla Park C and E, Transand and Emfuleni on the 17/10/2020 at the Kwanonqaba Community Hall to prepare beneficiaries each step of the way toward the implementation of Phase 1 of the UISP. The topic of the workshop was the … Continue reading Workshop 3 : Household Verification and Surveys for Phase 1 of the Mossel Bay UISP.
The second Workshop with the BLC’s of Phase 1 was conducted by Anne Timms and Rudolf Schröder from Zutari, at the Asla Park Community Hall on the 9th of October 2020. Ian Booi from Zutari and Brian Adams from DAG supported the workshops with excellent guidance at the various group activities. The workshop was conducted … Continue reading Participatory Workshop 2: Evaluation and Improvement of the MoU between the Mossel Bay Municipality and the BLC’s.
A meeting was called by the BLC volunteer leaders of Emfuleni on the 6th of October to elect three additional BLC volunteers. We want to welcome the new members and want to congratulate the BLC leaders with their citizen-led approach. "We are very proud of you!", said Anne Timms the Snr Communication and Stakeholder Engagement … Continue reading Citizen-led Beneficiary Community meeting called by BLC Volunteer Leaders at Emfuleni.
ORGANIGRAM : COMMUNICATION & STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT STRUCTURE Upgrading of Informal Settlement Programme (UISP) aims to improve the living conditions of people living in informal settlements by improving access to basic services (Level 1 - 3) and a choice of tenure options (Level 4 onwards). The Department of Human Settlements’ UISP facilitates the structured upgrading of … Continue reading Introduction to Mossel Bay UISP Communication & Stakeholder Engagement Structure : An Integrated Approach
“The National Housing Code states that the UISP is “one of the most important programmes of government” which seeks to upgrade the living conditions of millions of poor people by providing secure tenure and access to basic services. It is a priority development initiative for the DHS and national government.” (A Resource Guide to Housing … Continue reading 1st Workshop for Phase 1 BLC’s of UISP Mossel Bay.
Asla Park C 2nd Meeting with Community and BLC Volunteer Members We had a fruitful meeting with the beneficiary community of Asla C on Tuesday the 29th of September at the Asla C Community Hall. The Municipality was represented by Solomzi Mavi, Senior Housing Officer (Stakeholder Liaison & Communication) and Lucky Nonyati (Liaison Officer for Human … Continue reading Asla Park C Election of BLC Volunteer Members
“I would like to say that our meeting went very well, thank you” was the feedback from one of the BLC volunteer members at the meeting with the beneficiary community of Asla E on the 17th of September 2020 at the Ilithalethu Day Care Centre. Lucky-Boy Nonyati from the Mossel Bay Municipality opened the meeting … Continue reading Asla Park E Meeting with Community and BLC Volunteer Members
We had a very productive meeting and were able to discuss the great progress we have made in the last few weeks regarding the UISP and the Temporary Relocation Accommodation (TRA) facility establishment. We have elected two more BLC volunteer members for Transand, which brings the total Transand BLC representation to seven. The addition of … Continue reading UISP Transand Community & BLC Meeting
The Mossel Bay Municipality and Zutari, the Implementing Agent of Zutari had a meeting with the community of Asla Park C to nominate and elect additional Beneficiary Liaison Committee (BLC) members to collaborate and participate on behalf of the beneficiary community that it represents, in order to ensure meaningful community-based participatory planning. There was not … Continue reading UISP Asla Park C Community Meeting