Invitation to attend the Affordable Housing Workshop on Saturday 9 Feb 2019

Please join the Observatory Civic Association (OCA), Development
Action Group (DAG), Ndifuna uKwazi(NU), Communicare and Civic
Action for Public Participation(CAPP) for a morning workshop.


Date: Saturday, 9 February 2019
Venue: Observatory Community Hall, Station Road, Obs (opposite Spar)
Time: 10am(sharp)-1pm
The programme includes speakers from the partner organisations, as well as facilitated discussion.
Seating is limited.
Please RSVP by 5pm, Thursday 7 February.
Email only: [email protected]


1. Welcome and why we are here (Chair: Natalie Mc Askill)                   5 min
2. Brief introductions around the room                                                             10 min
3. Speaker slot by theme                                                                                      15/20 min each
3.1 Social housing – different types of housing, SA legislation applicable to housing,
and examples of successful initiatives from elsewhere – Adi Kumar (DAG)
3.3 Social housing in CAPE TOWN, what is the current situation, what are the issues?
–  Anthea Houston (Communicare)
3.5 Social Housing, spatial justice and Public land assets in Cape Town – Nick
Budlender (Ndifuna Ukwazi)
4. Break into smaller groups by topic and answer four questions: (30 min)
4.1. What kind/s of affordable housing do we want to see in our city and suburbs?
4.2 What support and resources are needed for communities to drive this change?
4.3 What can civics do?
4.3 What are the next steps?
5. Report back from groups and plenary discussion (45 Min)
6. Way forward (20 min)
7. Thanks and Close