Despite 25 years into democracy and billions of rands in
development, living circumstances and economic conditions for
very few households have changed. One in every three South
Africans is living in extreme poverty and poor shelter…
WHAT WE DO
Delivery of a wide range of affordable housing solutions is critical in addressing the housing and land crisis.
DAG has been involved in the upgrading of informal settlements for 35 years.
INCLUSIVE NEIGHBOURHOODS DEVELOPMENT
Over the past 5 years, DAG explored and collaborated with relevant stakeholders, working towards creating more equitable, inclusive and vibrant neighbourhoods.
COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDING AND CITY-WIDE COALITIONS
The teaching of activism has shrunk remarkably in South Africa.
LEVERAGING LAND FOR INCLUSIVE CITIES
DAG has been working on public land management by lobbying for the strategic use of state-owned land to address the needs of the urban poor.
PLAY A ROLE – JOIN US
Together, we can build a community where everyone has access to a safe and dignified housing and basic services. Be the change you want to see. Join us in this journey of building communities that build and advocate for equal and just cities.
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Contribute to DAG’s work
Help us to continue our work to create sustainable human settlements for poor and marginalised citizens in South Africa’s unequal and divided cities.
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Join our team
DAG has a dynamic team of professionals in the urban sector. We often recruit local and international development professionals to work as volunteers
Research is a fundamental part of development. DAG often support students involved with research initiatives in the field of our work.