Development Action Group (DAG) is a non-profit organisation working throughout South Africa to address underlying causes of poverty and inequality in urban areas. We have over 30 years of experience in working with community based organisations to unlock opportunities to access basic services, land, tenure rights and affordable housing.
Our programmes and projects are implemented through partnership based approach. To date we have successfully delivered 7,323 new homes for the urban poor resulting in improved tenure security for more than 27,000 people. We have also worked on over 80 projects benefiting more than 100,000 households across Cape Metropolitan area.
We place special focus on providing direct assistance to communities grappling with issues related to access to land, infrastructure, housing and basic community services. Over the last ten years, DAG has been instrumental in building the capacity of over 2,000 civic leaders and small scale contractors with a focus on empowering women and youth.
DAG advocates for inclusive, sustainable and integrated neighbourhoods through collaborative participatory research, policy advocacy and joint lobbying. DAG partners with a wide range of local and international partners
To create, implement and support opportunities for community-centred settlement development and to advocate for and foster a pro-poor policy environment which addresses economic, social and spatial imbalances.
DAG demonstrates innovative public and private housing delivery and informal settlement upgrading in partnership with local citizens, contractors and the state…
DAG aims to provide socio-technical support to civil society organisations and stakeholders in order to influence, negotiate and implement neighbourhood development.
Development Action Group (DAG) is a leading non-profit organisation, playing a vital role in tackling South Africa’s urban development challenges and re-imagining human settlements. You can get involved by:
DAG’s work is supported by national and international institutions, trusts and foundations. We also welcome donations from the general public and corporates to help us to continue our work to create sustainable human settlements for poor and marginalised citizens in South Africa’s unequal and divided cities.
DAG has a dynamic team of professionals in the urban sector. In order to develop capacity in the sector we often recruit local and international development professionals to work as volunteers on our programmes and projects.
DAG believes that research is a fundamental part of development. Hence, we often support students involved with research initiatives in the field of our work. This is dependent on the nature of research, the available capacity at the time, and the critical question being explored. Email all enquiries to: email@example.com or for call 021 448 7886.