THE CHALLENGE…

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 DRIVES US

WHAT WE DO

ENABLING CITIZENS COALITIONS TO CREATE CHANGE

The teaching of activism has shrunk remarkably in South Africa.

RE-IMAGINING NEIGHBOURHOODS THROUGH FACILITATION

Cape Town land markets have become increasingly over the last five years.

FINANCING A JUST CITY

Limited development finance is a global constraint in addressing poverty and inequality.

DELIVERY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Delivery of a wide range of affordable housing solutions is critical in addressing the housing and land crisis.

LEARNING AND ADVOCACY FOR CHANGE

DAGs core work and strategies are established through its deep rooted experience with grassroots leaders, organisations and movements.

NEWS AND UPDATES

Is the City ready to deal with complex inadvertent issues linked to the sale of historical public rental stock?   The City of Cape Town’s Human Settlements Directorate is offering about 9 000 qualifying tenants who are living in Council-owned rental properties the opportunity to purchase their units and to become property owners. These properties include free-standing and semi-detached houses, terraced or row houses and maisonettes that are located across the city in areas such as
By Adi Kumar and Ryan Fester South Africa is considered a ‘young urban nation.’ Over 15 million people live in the country’s five metropolitan areas and account for roughly 64% of the population. The majority of these residents are considered ‘young,’ ranging in age from 15 – 34. The hyper-urbanized nature of the South African population is not unique to the rest of the world: over 50% of the world’s population lives in cities. But
Contact: Aditya Kumar, DAG Phone: 021 448 7886 Email:adi@dag.org.za/ kundai@dag.org WHERE IS THE INCLUSIONARY HOUSING POLICY FOR CAPE TOWN? The approval of 28 inclusionary housing units in a Sea Point development by the Boeman Brothers is indeed a historic moment. The decision of the Municipal Planning Tribunal is welcomed by the Development Action Group and clearly outlines a way to address housing rights of poor and working-class citizens. The logic behind the Planning Tribunal’s decision cannot be stated
DAG would like to wish all women, a happy International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019! Today we commemorate IWD in honour of the phenomenal work and struggles of all women.  As we celebrate women, we need to continue advocating for inclusive policies that improve women’s access to basic services and dignified housing. Women constitute about 52% of the world’s population, therefore, as the majority of the world population, they cannot be treated as mere spectators, while

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