As part of our study of development concepts this term, we will be focusing on the settlement of Imizamo Yethu located in Hout Bay. The purpose of this assignment will be to familiarise you with the context of Imizamo Yethu and to allow you to apply what we have learned about development. Material has been shared on Google Classroom to assist you with your research and understanding.
Explain the meaning of the term “Peri-Urban”
Explain the meaning of the term “Informal Settlement”
Refer to the links and videos 1 - 4 of the YouTube playlist that has been provided on Google Classroom and answer the questions that follow. You may consult other sources as part of your research.
Provide a description of the history of the Imizamo Yethu settlement and how it came to exist.
Provide a description of the location of the Imizamo Yethu settlement, and discuss some of the possible reasons why it is located where it is.
Describe the differences between Imizamo Yethu and the surrounding Hout Bay community
By referring to the definition and characteristics of informal settlements, discuss whether or not Imizamo Yethu can be considered as an informal settlement. Provide reasons to support your opinions.
Refer to the links and videos 5 - 8 of the YouTube playlist that has been provided on Google Classroom and answer the questions that follow. You may consult other sources as part of your research.
Explain the meaning of the term “Development”
Discuss whether or not you believe that conventional development methods are addressing the needs of the people who live in the Imizamo Yethu settlement. Provide reasons to support your opinions.
Explain the meaning of the term “ SocialDevelopment”
Provide 3 examples of Human Vulnerability from the research material provided on Google Classroom, and in each case describe how they impact on the quality of life of the community living in Imizamo Yethu.
Explain the meaning of the term “ AlternativeDevelopment”
Discuss how the use of Alternative Development strategies could better address the needs of the people living in the Imizamo Yethu community.
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