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Application Guide for Social Facility Provision Toolkit

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Tansy Argue, Chéri Green, Amy Pieterse, Mawandi Ngidi, Zukisa Sogoni

01 February 2017


uKESA Librarian, Amy Pieterse, Chéri Green

Guide/ Handbook

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research


These guidelines provide support to planners in applying the standards for government social service provision in differentiated service catchments (hereafter referred to as catchments) and particularly in non-metro areas. The standards and the associated hierarchy of settlement provision were developed for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform by the CSIR in 2015/16. The differentiated provision standards have been developed for a range of government social service provisions to support government decision-making in achieving access to an appropriate level of service to citizens with respect to the constitutional priority of equitable access to services.  


An online tool was also developed to assist in making these decisions. The Social Facility Provision Toolkit supports planning and budgeting of social facility provision, provides guidelines on facility provision standards and their application, especially in rural areas, and calculates typical social facility service provision for catchments.


Abstract based on original source.

Built environment


Cities and towns

City planning

Human settlements


Social facilities

South Africa

Town centres


Urban growth

Urban settlements



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