Monwabisi Park is one of the pilot sites identified by the City of Cape Town to implement the mainstreaming of the VPUU methodology in informal areas. It is located on the southern edge of Khayelitsha, separated from Harare by Mew Way. High levels of poverty and crime are some of the major challenges for people living in the settlement. With this in mind, SNAC (Safe Node Area Committee) was established by VPUU in 2009 and baseline survey was established same year.
The need for an enumeration process arose around March 2011 from several inter-related initiatives. This then led to five phases being envisaged:
An enumeration process is able to provide suitable methods and tools for processing information and securing knowledge as well as establishing clear processes and structures to collect data on each household and facilitate the numbering of each structure. This process provides a level of accuracy and detail needed for upgrading and providing secure tenure.
Monwabisi Park’s enumeration process included some of the following challenges:
The main lessons learnt on enumeration so far have been as follows: