FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
3 September 2018
 
ETHEKWINI ENTERS INTO AGREEMENT WITH THE SOUTH AFRICAN SHACK DWELLERS INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE
 
In an effort to create a platform for collaborative action towards improving the lives of residents in the informal settlements, the EThekwini Municipality will enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the four organisations of South African Shack Dwellers International Alliance (SASDI).
 
The four organisations are uTshani Fund, Community Organisation Resource Centre (CORC), Federation of the Urban Poor (FEDUP) and Informal Settlements Network (ISN).
 
The collaboration between the parties will be implemented with a focus on establishing lasting solutions and best practices on programmes associated with Informal Settlements Upgrading with Shack Dwellers International (SDI) and eThekwini Municipality.
 
The MoA will provide a framework of cooperation and facilitate collaboration between the parties to ensure that all bodies have access to expertise and agreed resources in areas of common interest based on their organisation priorities and development plan.
 
Members of the media are invited to cover this momentous signing of the MoA which is scheduled to take place as follows:
 
Date: 04 September 2018
Venue: Albert Luthuli Hall – City Hall
Time: 14h00
 
ENDS
 
For more information, contact Gugu Mdlalose on 031 311 4807 or gugu.mdlalose@durban.gov.za
 
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Acting Head of Communications, Mandla Nsele.