We are proud to bring you our 2016 Annual Report.
In response to the changes that are taking place both locally and globally, Habitat South Africa has evolved its approach as it seeks to help address the many challenges related to urbanization. Over the past four years, we have shifted from a construction charity approach and are now evolving to a community development one that focuses on shelter-related issues. Our programme is asset-based, centering on people’s abilities to identify their priorities and capabilities.
Our change in direction has had a positive result in several key areas. Impact and scale have increased through growing the capacity of partnered communities in both formal and informal settlements. We have built new partnerships, begun communicating this next phase of our commitment and assistance and worked alongside and meaningfully connected with communities to help them measure, organise and better manage their resources.
We thank the many communities, sector partners, funders, government departments, companies, faith groups, volunteers and individual donors who have made our work possible and partnered with us as we continue to work towards achieving our Vision of “a world in which everyone has a decent place to live”