Tshwane shelter 2021 map and information
Tshwane Shelter interactive map 2021
click on pin for shelter's contact information and address or use link in text to visit the Google map
During COVID-19, the collective response to street homelessness in the City of Tshwane – involving the City, the Tshwane Homelessness Forum, more than 20 NGOs and university-based researchers – was remarkable. Within a 10-day period more than 20 temporary shelters were created accommodating more than 1,500 people. 12,000 health screenings were done, psycho-social programmes rolled out, harm reduction programmes offered, and family integration facilitated. This was enabled by the creation of innovative infrastructure, quick development of protocols and training for shelter management, mobilizing resources centrally, and sharing of expertise across a wide range of stakeholders, instead of unnecessary competition. This is a small ‘command centre’ offering central support to NGOs and the City, on request. The package of services offered, depending on available resources, includea
Bagerezi Informal Settlements 2021 map and information
Bagerezi Informal Settlements interactive map 2021
click on pin for settlement's population number
RubiconZA it intervenes to protect basic human rights, improve the quality of life, and facilitates sustainable opportunities, for the poor and marginalised. RubiconZA never acts for profit or status, it rejects social complacency and it unashamedly prioritises the poor above the privileged. The Bagerezi is where restitution, employment and sustainable recycling converge. RubiconZA, though Project Zion, possesses the ethnographic knowledge of the Bagerezi as well as the trust of the people and can be a valuable ally to government. Passion alone, however, cannot make a meaningful difference in the lives of the Bagerezi. The Bagerezi is dependent on a strong leader that can gather the various strands that affect their lives and tie it together in a strong and sustainable new culture to the benefit off all concerned.
This site reflects on homelessness, housing and land rights, considering these as categories of social and spatial (in)justice. It locates itself in the City of Tshwane, the administrative capital of South Africa, and a city of capital.