Isandla Institute

Isandla Institute – Organisation


South Africa


National (all SA)


Cape Town


Ubunye House, 70 Rosmead Avenue, Kenilworth, 7708
PO Box 53057, Kenilworth, 7745,
South Africa


Isandla Institute is a key role player in the local governance sector, an important analytical voice on urban development issues, a convener of spaces of dialogue on urban citizenship, a producer of quality research, and a thought leader on issues such as informal settlements upgrading, urban governance and local level planning systems.

In several instances, it has either directly ensured the uptake of progressive ideas in government policy or contributed (with others) to a shift towards more progressive solutions in policy and practice, aimed at addressing urban poverty, inequality and vulnerability. The organisation is also acknowledged for its role in building networks and partnership approaches to development.

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