COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT REPORTS

The South African Disaster Management Act and National Disaster Management Framework call for increased efforts to reduce risks developmentally. The framework explicitly states that “Disaster risk assessment efforts must actively include the participation of vulnerable communities and households” (RSA, 2005: 2.1.4).

A community risk assessment is a fundamental step for informing development measures grounded on local risk dynamics with a view to ensuring the sustainability of interventions and service delivery programmes. The key tenet of a community risk assessment is a concern to put local communities at the forefront of risk and vulnerability identification, conducting research through participatory engagement with community members and local stakeholders in a bottom-up fashion, thereby allowing ownership and control of the continued risk assessment process by the local people themselves. In this way a CRA creates a framework for a reciprocal exchange of information and strategies between key service providers, development practitioners and local community members. 

Below are the various CRA reports that RADAR has conducted over almost a decade (including those conducted when it was known as the Disaster Mitigation for Sustainable livelihoods Programme - DiMP based at University of Cape Town until 2010), which are available to download.

 

 

UNDER THE BRIDGE AND BROMWELL STABLES INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS 2020

This assessment was undertaken for the Development Action Group in two informal settlement communities in Woodstock-Salt River (in central Cape Town) in October 2020 by students from RADAR's 2020 Postgraduate Diploma in Disaster Risk Studies and Development programme.

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SHUKUSHUKUMA COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT 2018

CRA report on Shukushukuma Settlement, situated adjacent to the busy Mfuleni town centre in the City of Cape Town, undertaken by RADAR staff and short course participants at Stellenbosch University in November 2017.

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BURUNDI COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT 2017

CRA report on Burundi Settlement, situated in the suburb of Mfuleni in the City of Cape Town. It is located on the Kuils River flood plain and is close to the Mfuleni town centre. The assessment was undertaken by RADAR staff and short course participants at Stellenbosch University in November 2016.

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LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT 2016

CRA report on Los Angeles settlement, situated in the Driftsands Nature Reserve near Mfuleni in the City of Cape Town, undertaken by RADAR staff and short course participants at Stellenbosch University in November 2016.

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WALLACEDENE TRA COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT 2015

CRA report on Wallacedene TRA, an informal settlement located in the Kraaifontein area of the City of Cape Town, undertaken by RADAR staff and short course participants at Stellenbosch University in July 2015.

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STEENVLEIT, TOUWS RIVER COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT 2015

CRA report on the Steenvliet community of the town of Touws River, situated in the Breede Valley Municipality within the Western Cape province of South Africa, undertaken by RADAR staff and students at Stellenbosch University in April 2015.

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CHESTER WILLIAMS SETTLEMENT COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT 2014

CRA report on the Chester Williams informal Settlement located in Amstelhof, Paarl, situated in the Drakenstein Municipality within the Western Cape province of South Africa, undertaken by RADAR staff and short course participants at Stellenbosch University in July 2014.

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ZWELIHLE COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT 2014

CRA report on the Zwelihle Informal Settlement, situated in Hermanus in the Overstrand Municipality within the Western Cape province of South Africa, undertaken by RADAR (then known as DiMP) staff and students at University of Stellenbosch in March 2014.

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Download Full Report – Zwelihle (Ward 12)

 

 

FAIRYLAND INFORMAL SETTLEMENT COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT 2013

CRA report on the Fairyland informal Settlement of Paarl, situated in the Drakenstein Municipality within the Western Cape province of South Africa, undertaken by RADAR (then known as DiMP) staff and short course participants at Stellenbosch University in June 2013.

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DORINGBAAI COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT 2013

CRA report on the fishing community of the town of Doringbaai, situated in the Matzikama municipality within the Western Cape province of South Africa, undertaken by RADAR staff and students at Stellenbosch University in November 2013.

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MANDELA CITY COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT 2012

CRA report on the Mandela City informal Settlement located in Klapmuts in Stellenbosch Municipality within the Western Cape province of South Africa, undertaken by RADAR (then known as DiMP) staff and short course participants at Stellenbosch University in September 2012.

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KREEFGAT (7DE LAAN) COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT 2012

CRA report on Kreefgat (7de Laan) Informal Settlement, situated in Jamestown in the Stellenbosch Municipality within the Western Cape province of South Africa, undertaken by RADAR (then known as DiMP) staff and short course participants at Stellenbosch University in December 2012.

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VREDENDAL NORTH BACKYARD DWELLERS COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT 2012

CRA report on the backyard shack dwellers of the town of Vredendal, situated in the Matzikama municipality within the Western Cape province of South Africa, undertaken by RADAR (then known as DiMP) staff and students at Stellenbosch University in March 2012.

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OR THAMBO COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT 2011

CRA report on OR THAMBO informal settlement in Mbekweni, Paarl, situated in the Drakenstein Municipality within the Western Cape province of South Africa, undertaken by RADAR  (then known as DiMP) staff and short course participants at Stellenbosch University in November 2011.

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SAMORA MACHEL COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT 2010

CRA report on Samora Machel Informal Settlement, situated in the suburb of Philippi within the City of Cape Town, undertaken by RADAR (then known as DiMP) staff and students at University of Cape Town in June 2010.

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THABO MBEKI COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT 2010

CRA report on Thabo Mbeki Informal Settlement, situated in the suburb of Philippi within the City of Cape Town, undertaken by RADAR (then known as DiMP) staff and short course participants at University of Cape Town in November and December 2000.

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NEVER-NEVER & PHOLA PARK COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT 2009

CRA report on the settlements of Never-Never and Phola Park, situated in the suburb of Philippi within the City of Cape Town, undertaken by RADAR (then known as DiMP) staff and short course participants at University of Cape Town in December 2009.

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KOSOVO COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT 2009

CRA report on the Kosovo Informal Settlement, situated in the suburb of Philippi within the City of Cape Town, undertaken by RADAR (then known as DiMP) staff and short course participants at University of Cape Town in June 2009.

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SWEET HOME FARM COMMUNITY RISK ASSESSMENT 2009

CRA report on Sweet Home Farm Informal Settlement, situated in the suburb of Philippi within the City of Cape Town, undertaken by RADAR (then known as DiMP) staff and students at University of Cape Town in June 2009.

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