Demonstrating Change

Our current and past projects demonstrated best practices for partnerships between local citizens, communities, contractors and state to deliver housing, basic services, land tenure and other interventions.

DAG demonstrates that innovative public and private housing delivery and informal settlement upgrading in partnership with local citizens, contractors and the state is possible. We have a long and impressive track record in working in partnership with the government, to deliver affordable housing for the urban poor through its People’s Housing Process (PHP). Our organisation demonstrated and documented good practice on the expanded People’s Housing Process (ePHP) through community-driven housing projects. Using local contractors, DAG managed the Khayelitsha and Philippi (Masimanyane) ePHP processes.

As a result of this collaborative effort, we facilitated the following


  • Delivery of over 7323 low-cost houses in Cape Town’s disadvantaged communities.
  • Improved tenure security for more than 27,000+ people across the Cape Metropolitan Area.

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