informal settlements

23 May 2017

 

Frustrated over the pace of housing delivery and poor living conditions in informal settlements in South Africa, a group of people from informal settlements in Tshwane municipality in May gathered to protest poor, overcrowded living conditions.

They also demand resettlement, after attempts to occupy a nearby space was met with threats by private land owners.

24 April 2017

"I would come back to live here if I could," said Altair Guimarães, plucking a guava from a fruit tree that survived the re-development of Rio de Janeiro's once-thriving Vila Autodromo community, all but razed by the 2016 Olympics project.

Guimarães, 61, was evicted from his home two years ago and today the trees, a church and two rows of small white houses are all that remain of the neighbourhood on Rio's western fringe.

21 April 2017

Grupo encapuzado invadiu assentamento em Colniza nesta quinta-feira (20). A suspeita é de que os autores do crime sejam capangas de fazendeiros da região.

Pelo menos 7 pessoas foram assassinadas nesta quinta-feira (20) em um conflito por terras em um assentamento no município de Colniza, a 1.065 km de Cuiabá. De acordo com a Secretaria Estadual de Segurança Pública (Sesp-MT), um grupo encapuzado invadiu a área e teria assassinado adultos, idosos e crianças. Equipes da Polícia Militar e da Polícia Civil se deslocaram para o assentamento.

Manuals & Guidelines
August 2016

This case study analysis forms part of the publication series “Unpacking metropolitan governance” that documents experiences and gives hands-on approaches for stakeholders in the field of sustainable development of metropolitan regions. 

Reports & Research
April 2011

This case study draws on a regional study of urban land markets in southern Africa. The research was undertaken by Resetselemang Leduka of the Institute of Southern African Studies, National University of Lesotho, and commissioned by Urban LandMark and UN-HABITAT

Reports & Research
July 2010

This case study draws on research into some of the processes through which people access, trade and hold land in poorer areas of towns and cities. The research was undertaken by the Isandla Institute, Stephen Berrisford Consulting and Progressus Research and Development, commissioned by Urban LandMark.

Reports & Research
June 2010

This case study draws on research that investigated informal urban land registration practices in South Africa. The research study was undertaken by Margot Rubin and Lauren Royston, commissioned by the Urban LandMark.

Reports & Research
May 2010

This case study draws on research that investigated how people access, trade and hold land in poorer and less formal parts of three metropolitan areas. It is based on a research study undertaken by the Isandla Institute, Stephen Berrisford Consulting and Progressus Research and Development, commissioned by Urban LandMark.

7 April 2017

Atrasos na entrega de sementes levam ao fracasso de projeto-piloto de sustentabilidade alimentar para os deslocados no campo de Vanduzi, em Manica.

O  projeto-piloto de sustentabilidade alimentar começou por envolver 79 famílias (583 pessoas) deslocadas das suas casas em 2016 na sequência no conflito político-militar entre o Governo e a Resistência Nacional Moçambicana (RENAMO), o maior partido da oposição. 

23 March 2017

 

Nimba County – Mariame Kamara had travelled from across the border in Djeke to Saclepea upon hearing that Liberian opposition Liberty Party was holding a political gathering in that town.

Her hope was dashed as nothing was mentioned concerning the reason she travelled to this place. She could not even speak to politicians she had hoped to meet.

The event was all about naming Harrison Karnwea as vice running mate to Cllr. Charles Brumskine. It was not about the Nimba land dispute.