The summit comes a few days after protests took place in more than eight areas in the city to demand the government accelerates the provision of housing opportunities.
Provincial SA Human Rights commissioner Chris Nissen said: “What we want to do is bring the decision-makers together with the back-yard dwellers and create a proper dialogue between them because we need answers as to whether there is a proper plan going forward.”
Nissen said a date had been set for the summit.
“We will inform our Johannesburg offices and then secure a venue. This summit I believe is long overdue because we can’t be reckless and ignore this, we really need a solution for this,” he said.