The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) invites you to the launch of our new research series:

Informal Settlement: Norms, Practices and Agency

ISAR publications


The Upgrading of Informal Settlements Programme provides a good policy framework for improving the lives of informal settlement residents. However, implementation according to the in situ and participative intentions of the programme has not lived up to this potential. Our in-depth research into the lived realities of informal settlement residents aims to contribute to turning this around.

SERI has produced three site-based research reports on Ratanang informal settlement in Klerksdorp (City of Matlosana), Marikana informal settlement in Philippi (City of Cape Town) and Siyanda informal settlement in KwaMashu (eThekwini Municipality), and a fourth synthesis report that compares findings across the three sites. 

Communities, government officials, policy makers, practitioners, field experts, academics and other interested stakeholders are all welcome.

When: Friday, 5 July 2019, 9:30 – 11:30.

Where: SERI offices, 6th floor, Aspern House, 54 De Korte St, Braamfontein.

RSVP: Nerishka Singh (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) / 011 356 5862 by 28 June 2019.

  • Download the invitation here