Sizwe Mxobo

Talk title
Why do we have to move out?
Personal bio
Sizwe Mxobo born is a project coordinator at the Community Organisation Resources Center (CORC), born and raised in the informal settlements of the Cape flats, from Khayelitsha to Nyanga east were he is currently residing; this young urbanist who studied Town and Regional Planning at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), his interest and passion lies in informal settlement Upgrading in unison with public participation which is seen as a founding key element of such a process. His Work experience encompasses an engagement in the City of Cape of Town Land Use Management department (Khayelitsha district), the coordination and management of key re-blocking projects such as Mtshini Wam and Flamingo informal settlements, the supporting to the consolidation process of the Informal Settlements Network in the Stellenbosch area and the building of grey water drainage channels in the Langrug Community in Franchhoek. Such experiences have strongly taught him that interventions carried out with joint responsibility and collaborative approaches between local communities, non-profit and corporate accountability can greatly contribute towards a sustainable development of Society. Sizwe was recently honored by the South African Planning Institute (SAPI) as the 2014: National Planning Award: Outstanding Young Planner.