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1 Chris Hani District Municipality INTSIKA YETHU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY April 2014 PRELIMINARY DRAFT not for circulation Ekuphumleni 820 feasibility and review of housing plan for Ekuphumleni 820

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3 Feasibility and Review of Housing Plan Ekuphumleni 820 April 2014 by prepared for CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd environmental planning, urban design, landscape architecture 17 New Church Street Cape Town 8000 Tel; Fax: Kantey & Templer PO Box Beacon Bay, 5205 Tel: IQ Vision 110 Sarel Cillier Street Strand 7140 Tel; EASTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SETTLEMENTS Phillip Frame Road Chiselhurst Tel: +27 (0) INTSIKA YETHU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Private Bag X1251, Cofimvaba, 5380 Tel: (047) Fax: (047)

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5 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 5 CONTENTS 2.1INTRODUCTION 2.1.2Purpose of the Report 2.1.2Background of this Report 2.1.3Terms of Reference 2.1.4Background to Settlement 2.2Status of Housing Project and Waiting List 2.3Land Identification and Ownership 2.4Engineering 2.5Environment 2.6Geo-tech 2.7Distribution of Social Facilities 2.8Current Spatial Development Framework 2.9 Future plans of other Sector Departments 2.10Approval by Council 2.11Summary and Recommendations LIST OF FIGURES Figure 2.1.1Locality Plan Figure 2.1.2Aerial Photograph Figure 2.1.3Visual Survey Figure 2.2.1Statistical Background Figure 2.3.1Cadastral Layout Figure 2.4.1Engineering Figure 2.5.1Environment Figure 2.6.1Geo-tech Figure 2.7.1Distribution of Social Facilities Figure 2.8.1Current Spatial Development Framework LIST OF ANNEXURES Annexure 1Ownership Annexure 2Title Deed Annexure 3S.G. Diagram

6 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 6 CONTENTS GLOSSARY Informal Site : A Site occupied by a household or to which a household has customary rights, e.g. Permission to occupy (PTO, no longer formally in use) or community agreement via a meeting of elders including headman or chief. Formal Site : A site occupied by a household or to which a household is entitled to have a registered right recorded at the Deeds Registry with a title deed and surveyors diagram and/or registered General Plan. However, in many instances title deeds have not been issued nor ownership registered. In-Situ upgrade project : Formalising of tenure and installation of services and possibly also construction of a subsidised dwelling on land on which people are already living. Generally refers to a project larger than one unit. Greenfields project : New project site which there has been no formal or informal settlement, industry, infrastructure to date. Project sites are often outside of existing urban development. Infill Project : New project site within existing urban development usually on under utilised or vacant land and which often can help to promote physical integration between spatially isolated parts of the settlement. Rectification projects : Repair or rebuilding of defective existing houses built through one or other government housing program. Erven : The plural of ‘erf’ meaning plots of land each registered as an ‘erf’ in a deeds registry and forming part of a registered General Plan. Plots : The plural of ‘plot’ meaning unregistered pieces of land informally laid out. Portion: A plot of land forming part of a proposed or approved (by LM Council) subdivision layout but which has not yet been registered by the Surveyor General as a general plan and for which erf numbers have not yet been registered. ACRONYMS BLMCBiodiversity Land Management Class CBACritical Biodiversity Area CRUCommunity Residential Unit ECBCPEastern Cape Biodiversity Conservation Plan ECDHSEastern Cape Department of Human Settlement EIAEnvironmental Impact Assessment GPGeneral Plan HSPHuman Settlement Plan LMLocal Municipality MHSPMunicipal Human Settlement Plan SA South Africa SANBISouth African National Biodiversity Institute SDFSpatial Development Framework

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8 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 8 INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND TO SETTLEMENT Registered Owner: Intsika Yethu Municipality (see Annexure1) Property Description: RE/1, Cofimvaba Title Deed Number:T380/1998 Servitudes: N/A Site Size:34.6 Ha The Ekuphumleni 820 project is an urban project located near Cofimvaba within Intsika Yethu Municipality. Ekuphumleni was a vacant site which has been invaded. The site is located along a gravel road off of the R61, next to the Nyanisweni Site. No subdivision is in place for this area since the land has never been surveyed PURPOSE OF THE REPORT The purpose of this report is to describe the key elements to be taken into account when assessing the feasibility of Ekuphumleni 820 as a Human Settlement Project and to recommend whether it should be approved or not BACKGROUND TO THIS REPORT This report is one of six Human Settlement Project feasibility reports for Intsika Yethu Municipality. It is designed so that it can be part of a single document that includes the other five projects TERMS OF REFERENCE (Part C.3 Scope of work Tender No. SCMU11-12/13-A0240) The project terms of reference for the feasibility report are summarised as follows: Ascertain the feasibility of the project within each MHSP. The study shall reveal the developmental opportunities and constraints in relation to: 1.Determination of housing demand and potential beneficiary status 2.Land identification and ownership 3.Availability of bulk services and confirmation of capacity 4.Environmental conditions; 5.Geo-technical conditions 6.Alignment with Municipal Spatial Planning 7.Visual survey (area visits) 8.Future development plans of other sector departments 9.Provision of recommendation and proposals to ECDHS

9 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 9 Locality Plan Figure 2.1.1

10 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 10 Aerial Photograph Figure 2.1.2

11 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 11 VISUAL SURVEY Figure a. Gravel access road to Ekuphumleni, currently undergoing maintenanceb. Privately owned prpoerty across the gravel roadc. Ekupohumleni on far left from R61 d. Formal privately owned housing opposite Ekuphumleni utilising solar panels for energy. e. Ekuphumleni extends to the mountian hillsf. Local community school opposite the settlement g. Small scale industry in the Ekuphumleni areah. Road abutting Ekuphumleni leading to rural villages of Cofimvabai. Typical brick and mud structures on site

12 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 12 STATUS OF HOUSING PROJECTS AND WAITING LISTS 2.2 Ekuphumleni 820 Population (Intsika Yethu Draft SDF 2013)Not specified Population (2011 Census)Not specified Ex. Units (Intsika Yethu Draft SDF 2013)Not specified No. Households (2011 Census)Not specified Proposed Units (EC DHS)820 Waiting List (Intsika Yethu LM)Awaited Figure 2.2.1Statistical Background A total of 820 subsidies have been proposed for this project onto an invaded site. The proposed project’s delivery strategy and housing instrument is project linked housing subsidies. No waiting list is available for this project.

13 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 13 LAND IDENTIFICATION AND OWNERSHIP 2.3 The land on which Ekuphumleni 820 is located on RE/1, Cofimvaba (G.P No. 1913/1935), see figure The General Plan was approved on 7 May The site has not been subdivided and the registered owner of the property is Intsika yethu Municipality (Title Deed T380/1998). (Await Title Deed from King William’s Town)

14 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 14 Cadastral Layout Figure 2.3.1

15 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 15 ENGINEERING (Kantey and Templer) 2.4 BULK SERVICES Existing Services.... INTERNAL SERVICES Existing Services.... GEOTECHNICAL CONDITIONS.... EXISTING INTERNAL SERVICES ARE ADEQUATE AND REQUIRE NO UPGRADING Await K&T TOP STRUCTURE.... TRAFFIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT... ROADS AND ACCESSIBILITY... THE PROJECT IS FEASIBLE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN SETTLEMENTS.

16 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 16 Engineering (Kantey and Templer) Figure Await K&T

17 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 17 ENVIRONMENT 2.5 South facing slopes occur on the site which are not ideal for residential for development. Subsistence farming can be found on most of the site and should be taken into consideration when planning development. The Eastern Cape Biodiversity Plan (ECBCP), 2007 has developed four terrestrial Biodiversity Land Management Classes (BLMCs) according to the terrestrial Critical Biodiversity Areas (CBAs). Each BLMC sets out the desired ecological state that the area should be kept in to ensure biodiversity persistence. The site falls within CBA 3: Other Natural Areas as per SANBI data (2007) and therefore is subject to BLMC 3 guidelines according to the ECBCP. This must be ground-truthed by a botanist, prior to undertaking the Human Settlement Project. BLMC 3 permits the land to be used for Conservation, Game Farming and Communal Livestock. Settlements are permitted with conditions of approval upon environmental authorisation. However, it can be seen on Fig that CBA 3 is shown as extending over most of the urban areas of Cofimvaba. This is clearly incorrect and the mapping of CBA 3 in this vicinity has not been ground-truthed and amended. Housing development needs to ensure that it remains 32m from the river or watercourse so as to avoid triggering NEMA EIA Regulations, namely Listing No. 40 as identified in the Government Notice R. 344 (Listing Notice 1). Should the development require a buffer less than 32m, a basic assessment will be required for: The expansion of: (i)jetties by more than 50 square metres; (ii)slipways by more than 50 square metres; or (iii)buildings by more than 50 square metres (iv)infrastructure by more than 50 square metres within a watercourse or within 32 metres of a watercourse, measured from the edge of a watercourse, but excluding where such expansion will occur behind the development setback line.

18 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 18 Environment Figure 2.5.1

19 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 19 GEO-TECH (Kantey and Templer) 2.6 Preliminary and Phase 1 geotechnical site investigations are required to obtain a more accurate evaluation of the development potential of each site, but the initial indications are that the geology is unlikely to pose a significant threat to the further development of these areas. Some potential geotechnical constraints have been identified for further investigation which may have an impact on the extent of the developable land and/or the development costs. The recommended typical foundations for subsidy housing are conventional strip foundations or light rafts to cater for variations in soil profile and minor soil movements. On sloping terrain, some earthworks and retaining walls may be required to create level platforms for houses and this can have significant cost implications. Foundations should be placed on well compacted natural soil, engineered fill or rock. Founding conditions will have to be inspected by the engineer to confirm suitable soil conditions with adequate bearing capacity and to check for any seepage or groundwater problems. In terms of the geotechnical information available, the proposed housing projects appear to be feasible and planning should proceed with further investigations on individual sites. Preliminary and Phase 1 geotechnical site investigations are required to obtain a more accurate evaluation of the development potential of each site, but the initial indications are that the geology is unlikely to pose a significant threat to the further development of these areas.

20 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 20 Geo-tech (Kantey and Templer) Figure The Site

21 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 21 DISTRIBUTION OF SOCIAL FACILITIES 2.7 No facilities are located on site. However, all facilities are within a 1-2 km buffer distance from the site, which is a comfortable walking distance, see Figure A combined school is located within walking distance of the site, see Figure The Cofimvaba hospital is located within the 2km buffer from the site, see Figure The police station servicing the area is situated in Cofimvaba, approximately 1.5 km away. This proposed Human Settlement Project will not require the provision of additional facilities.

22 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 22 Distribution of Social Facilities Figure 2.7.1

23 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 23 CURRENT SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK 2.8 In 2013, a Local Spatial Development Framework was developed for Cofimvaba. Ekuphumleni falls within the Cofimvaba commonage. The existing houses are within the 50m buffer flood line proposed by the Cofimvaba Local SDF. The road layout in Ekuphumleni is currently informal, however the secondary corridor of Cofimvaba is proposed to pass along the area. The site is within the proposed urban edge. The Human Settlement Project is in line with the SDF, however development is restricted to land beyond the 50m buffer line from the Cofimvaba River and its tributaries.

24 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 24 Current Spatial Development Framework Figure The Site

25 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 25 FUTURE PLANS OF OTHER SECTOR DEPARTMENTS 2.9 The following table indicates the future plans of other sector departments proposed in the various settlements as contained in the IDP The IDP indicates the intention of a Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) Project for the upgrading of the entire Cofimvaba sewer bulk line and treatment works with a total budget of R12 million over three years. A total of R3 million is to be spent on upgrading of roads in Cofimvaba.

26 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 26 APPROVAL BY COUNCIL 2.10 Await Council Resolution

27 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 27 SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS SUMMARY The ownership of the land on which Ekuphumleni 820 is located, is registered to Intsika Yethu Municipality. There are adequate engineering services. (K&T to confirm) In Terms of ECBCP BLMCs that apply to CBA 3 that covers the site, settlements are permitted with conditions. It is recommended that the site be assessed by a botanist to verify and ground-truth the extent CBA 3 on the site prior to the Human Settlement Project implementation. The location of any buildings that may be constructed on plots near the watercourse will need to ensure that they keep 32m from the banks of the watercourse of they are to avoid triggering an EIA. A detailed geo-technical site visit inspection and, if necessary, survey will be required prior to the project commencing. No waiting lists are available from the municipality. No new facilities is required to support the proposed human settlements project. The project is in line with the SDF. Awaiting Council Resolution from the municipality RECOMMENDATIONS The project is feasible, pending a technical assessment by a botanist to ground truth the extent of CBA 3 on the site.

28 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 28

29 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 29 ANNEXURE 1: OWNERSHIP PRINTOUT

30 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 30

31 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 31 ANNEXURE 2: TITLE DEED

32 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 32

33 Ekuphumleni 820 FEASIBILITY STUDY CNdV africa (Pty) Ltd8 May 2015 page 33 ANNEXURE 3: SURVEYOR GENERAL DIAGRAM

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