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Role of community participation in the delivery of low-cost housing in South Africa : a case study of Soshanguve

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr Wellington Didibhuku Thwala en_US
dc.contributor.author Mashiloane, Lockson Samuel
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-04T13:24:08Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-04T13:24:08Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-04
dc.date.submitted 2011-10-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4825
dc.description M. Tech. en_US
dc.description.abstract In the past the policy for the provision of low-cost housing was not very effective because the context of the development planning was characterized by fragmentation, segregation and isolation from the targeted communities. The reason for this is that these development programmes were not participatory and that they contributed to dependency rather than empowerment of communities. Selected case studies have shown that without the involvement of the community in planning and decision-making, low-cost housing projects cannot meet the needs and demands of the community for improvement in an effective and efficient way. One of the basic principles of the Reconstruction and Development Programme is that development projects should be people-driven. The policy framework clearly states that ‘delivery systems in housing will depend upon community participation’. This current study sought to determine whether delivery systems in low-cost housing projects have made this paradigm shift – that they are participatory and needs-driven. The study is descriptive and issue-oriented and is limited to understanding the process of low-cost housing provision to newly-urbanised Africans in Soshanguve, a peri-urban settlement in the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality. Using a semi-structured questionnaire, interviews were conducted with 100 respondents, who were either male or female heads of households. The study gave respondents an opportunity to share their experiences regarding the process of community participation in housing provision. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Low-cost housing en_US
dc.subject Community participation en_US
dc.subject Development planning en_US
dc.subject Soshanguve en_US
dc.title Role of community participation in the delivery of low-cost housing in South Africa : a case study of Soshanguve en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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