Support for ISN Solidarity March

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Focus Areas: Land & Tenure Security

This project gives funds to support the Informal Settlement Network (ISN) solidarity march in Gauteng province on 11 September 2012. It was funded by SDI's revolved funds in South Africa. Money was used to buy t-shirts for participants to wear. The march focused on handing over an MoU to the Gauteng Premier, outlining demands around an ‘informal settlement friendly government.’ ISN aims to build partnerships with government advocating for improved service delivery and people-centred development. The aim of the march was to address the lack of engagement and to support those affected by evictions, insecure tenure, and water and sanitation facilities.

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Bunita Kohler (+27) 21 689 9408 View Website
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Project information updated: 04 July 2014

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Funds were given in 2012, before the march on 11 September that year. It was held in the morning outside the Gauteng Premier’s office in Newtown, Johannesburg. ISN had mobilized informal settlements across Gauteng province including Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, Sedibeng, Mogale City, and Tswane. Informal settlement communities across the province had been subject to violent evictions over the years and experience poor service delivery. August 2012 saw the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) demolish shacks on open plots and inside dilapidated factors in Marlboro South in Johannesburg. Hundreds of households were displaced and have not been provided with new arrangements.  
Funds were given as a grant and thus are not to be recovered. Project activity assists in increasing scale of Federation activity and the work of the Alliance. Improved partnerships between urban settlement communities and authorities helps the Alliance’s work. 

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Fully funded

Implementing Partners

South African SDI Alliance