Isandla Institute

Isandla Institute is excited to announce the going live of its new webtool, "Planning for Informality".  Acting as an Open Data intitative, Planning for Informality aims to provide the public with greater accessibility to information around cities strategies which address issues and opportunities presented by informal settlements, in order to foster even greater transparency.

On the 16-17th August 2017, Isandla Institute hosted a two day National Conference entitled “Advancing Human Settlements: From Practice to Policy. Themed on the imminent transformation that is occurring in the sector, the conference was received well, leading to an outstanding attendance by over 104 individuals consisting of academics, private and public sector human settlements practioners from all over the country, built environment specialists (inclusive of architects, planners) and many others.

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Sharing the common goal of promoting participatory, effective, accountable and pro-poor local governance, the network strives to provide an interface for civil society organisations to network and share information towards strengthening local democracy in South Africa.