This working paper by Tikvah Breimer previously of the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) and Mark Napier previously of Urban LandMark, analyses the provision of core housing in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, specifically taking into account the residents' response to the state's delivery of core housing. It aims to explore to what extent the South African government's approach to providing large-scale housing addresses the relevant demands in the context of rapid urbanisation.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2013South Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2012Africa, South Africa
Status report on livelihoods, rights and land use in selected sites in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, and Western Cape.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2012South Africa
Phuhlisani undertook this study to investigate agricultural options for six land holding communities which had each contributed land to a joint venture. The study focused on potential land uses for land hweld by the entities but that was part of the joint venture: including
- Arable land for household production
- Arable land for small‐scale commercial production
- Sustainable use of the grazing land
Library ResourceDecember, 2012Africa, South Africa
Informal settlements are a permanent
feature of South Africa's cities. Estimates from the
General Household Survey by Statistics South Africa show
that more than 26 percent of all households in the
country's six metropolitan areas live in informal
dwellings. The government's policy efforts have focused
on provision of subsidized housing, first introduced as part
of the Reconstruction and Development Program. Through the
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsDecember, 2012Africa, South Africa
Urban land markets have a profound effect on how well poor households are able to access the jobs, amenities and services offered in the city. But often the way in which this market works frustrate attempts to open up better located living and business opportunities for poorer urban households and communities, despite government policies and programmes intended to address these challenges. The challenge in South Africa is even larger because of worsening poverty and inequality, and the continuing growth of cities through urbanisation.
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