Upgrading of Informal Settlement Programme (UISP) Posters in Afrikaans, English and Xhosa

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

Zutari on a successful UISP Imbizo held at Kwanonqaba Community Hall, Mossel Bay

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

Mossel Bay informal settlement upgrading | SAICE 2020 winner | Zutari

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

Winning the SAICE National Award for the Mossel Bay UISP Project

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

Workshop 3 : Household Verification and Surveys for Phase 1 of the Mossel Bay UISP.

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.

Participatory Workshop 2: Evaluation and Improvement of the MoU between the Mossel Bay Municipality and the BLC’s.

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.

Citizen-led Beneficiary Community meeting called by BLC Volunteer Leaders at Emfuleni.

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.

Introduction to Mossel Bay UISP Communication & Stakeholder Engagement Structure : An Integrated Approach

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

1st Workshop for Phase 1 BLC’s of UISP Mossel Bay.

“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 Election of BLC Volunteer Members

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

Asla Park E Meeting with Community and 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

UISP Asla Park C Community 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

Construction underway to erect Fence on TRA site

The construction of the fence around the Temporary Relocation Accomodation (TRA) facility is underway and progressing well. The tender for the construction of the engineering services for Phase 1 of the Mossel Bay UISP is currently being advertised, and the construction of the TRA facility forms part of Phase 1.  The TRA facility will be … Continue reading Construction underway to erect Fence on TRA site

Leadership during the Verification and Relocation Process / Ubunkokheli ngexhesha lokuqinisekisa kunye nenkqubo yokufuduka

A leadership development workshop was held on the 12th of September 2020 at the KwaNonqaba Community Hall with fifteen BLC members from Emfuleni, Transand, Asla Park C and E, Ward Councillors and officials from the Mossel Bay Municipality. The primary purpose of the workshop was to inform, engage and cover some leadership training aspects with … Continue reading Leadership during the Verification and Relocation Process / Ubunkokheli ngexhesha lokuqinisekisa kunye nenkqubo yokufuduka

Tender for Construction of Civil Engineering Services – UISP Phase 1

The tender for the construction of Civil Engineering Services for the UISP Phase 1 areas has been advertised. The tender documents can be downloaded from the Municipality's website: https://www.mosselbay.gov.za/tenders-available Ref No.TDR64/2020/2021 Date opened:04/09/2020 Closing Date:09/10/2020 MOSSEL BAY MUNICIPALITYINVITATION TO TENDERCLOSING TIME: 12:00 CLOSING DATE: 9 OCTOBER 2020TDR64/2020/2021: CONSTRUCTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR 680 ERVEN … Continue reading Tender for Construction of Civil Engineering Services – UISP Phase 1

Mossel Bay Municipality shines Green on Asivikelane!

The Asivikelane is an initiative of IBP South Africa, Planact, the SASDI Alliance, Afesis-corplan, DAG, SJC and Grassroot with funding provided by the European Union, Open Society Foundation, Luminate and Raith Foundation. By responding to three questions weekly about their access to water, clean toilets and waste removal, residents offer a window into their daily … Continue reading Mossel Bay Municipality shines Green on Asivikelane!

Distribution of Cleaning Materials to Informal Settlement Areas

The Mossel Bay Municipality has procured material to be used to clean the toilets in the Informal Settlement Areas.   Cleaning materials are distributed to leaders in each of the settlements, with the help of the NGO (Development Action Group), as well as the Implementing Agent for the UISP Project (Aurecon).  No CWP workers are used … Continue reading Distribution of Cleaning Materials to Informal Settlement Areas

Community Work Programme providing jobs

In parallel to and integrated with the UISP implementation the WCDoHS has, through its Informal Settlement Support Programme, assigned various NGO’s to municipalities to further assist/enhance the UISP intervention programmes. As part of this initiative, DAG (Development Action Group) has been assigned to Mossel Bay. Part of what this NGO is facilitating and endeavouring to … Continue reading Community Work Programme providing jobs

Western Cape Informal Settlement Support Programme (ISSP) Forum – 21 February 2020

In order to implement the Informal Settlement Strategic Framework (ISSF) developed for the Western Cape, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements set up the Informal Settlement Support Programme (ISSP).  The ISSF seeks to transform vulnerable settlements into safe and sustainable neighbourhoods, by enabling access to public infrastructure, finance, land tenure, economic opportunities, and incremental … Continue reading Western Cape Informal Settlement Support Programme (ISSP) Forum – 21 February 2020

Update – Interim Shared Basic Services – Final handovers

The construction of the interim shared basic services is the first step in the incremental upgrading process of the UISP and reached a major milestone in the last week. The final handovers of infrastructure (toilets and taps) were completed in the following areas: Asla Park A, B C & DSewendelaanEmfuleniTransand CampPA CampGentswana A, B & … Continue reading Update – Interim Shared Basic Services – Final handovers

Mossel Bay UISP featured on Heartbeat FM

The Mossel Bay Upgrading of Informal Settlements intervention is featured on Heartbeat FM this Wednesday 16 October from 15:00. Tune in to 103.9 on your radio or listen to the station online by visiting https://www.heartbeattv.online/listenonline where Mr Solly Mavi - Senior Housing Officer (Stakeholder Liaison & Communication) of the Mossel Bay Municipality will be available … Continue reading Mossel Bay UISP featured on Heartbeat FM