[OSGeo Africa] RDP houses location Shapefile

Peter Newmarch newmarch at land-surveyors.com
Tue Feb 18 03:12:03 PST 2020

Dear Thabang,


There is no shapefiles for the Locality of Houses in an urban (GP) setting - to my knowledge. There will be dots for Rural housing projects. Be careful of the dots in the rural setting – they could be either pre construction or post construction – massive differences will exist with any imagery comparison.


The National department of Human Settlements will definitely have shapefiles of the Housing Project Areas.


An estimated 30% (possibly high of 40%) of RDP houses are built in the wrong place – causing untold problems. I wish they did in fact have a spatial layer of positions of houses, but its not part of the housing process to check and sign off. 






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From: Africa <africa-bounces at lists.osgeo.org> On Behalf Of Thabang Monate
Sent: Tuesday, 18 February 2020 11:02
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Subject: Re: [OSGeo Africa] RDP houses location Shapefile


Hi Charlton,


I think the locality of houses will do. However, if the projects shepefile is available, that can do as well.


At the meantime, I'll try your suggestion. Thanks.


Kind regards,

Thabang Monate


On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 10:36 AM Charlton Modika <Charlton.Modika at dhs.gov.za <mailto:Charlton.Modika at dhs.gov.za> > wrote:

Hi Thabang


Are you looking for locality of houses or projects?  I suggest you contact the National department of Human Settlements.  They have the HSS (Housing Subsidy System) that gives a record for the housing projects pre- and post 1994.




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Sent: Tuesday, 18 February 2020 9:31:18 AM
To: Africa local chapter discussions; Charlton Modika
Subject: [OSGeo Africa] RDP houses location Shapefile 


Hi all,


Trust you are well.


I was looking for a GIS shapefile containing the location of all RDP houses throughout the country (SA).

Do you perhaps have something like that, or know who I could contact to ask?


Best regards,

Thabang Monate

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