An incredible story in unfolding in Moeggesukkel informal settlement in Port Elizabeth. Read this account on how a community initiated a self-regularisation process with zero external help.
At the end of 2012, the community started mapping out the existing layout of their settlement and started allocating lots to individual households. With very little professional or technical support, the community is now taking proactive measures to start a regularisation process which the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality (NMMM) can initiate the upgrading of the area.
The Moeggesukkel technical team is leading the procces by measuring the plots and assisting the community with moving and building the shacks. Working from satellite image, the technical team has started mapping informal walk ways, public water and sanitation infrastructure, electricity poles and so forth. The existing layout of the shacks, as per the satellite image, were noted, and potential reconfiguration of this low-density peri-urban informal settlement was suggested.
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