Effects on housing supply of the fragmented administration and expenditure methodology of the Gauteng government.

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dc.contributor.author Oosthuizen, A. G
dc.date.accessioned 2008-06-20T13:42:15Z
dc.date.available 2008-06-20T13:42:15Z
dc.date.issued 2008-06-20T13:42:15Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/651
dc.description.abstract The objective of this dissertation is to examine and evaluate the effects on housing supply of the fragmented administration and expenditure methodology of the Gauteng government. The interrelationship between the supply and demand for houses in a country such as South Africa with its dualistic economy is for historical, as well as socioeconomic reasons, complex. Differences in the supply and demand of housing for the racial groups as identified in the socio-economic policy, known as apartheid, determined expenditure of all administrations up to the beginning of the nineties. Not only were the policy objectives of that time mainly aimed at looking after the interests of the white component of the population, but the outspoken objective for many years, if not for decades, was to keep the standard of accommodation for blacks at a level that would enhance their desire to return to the so-called Homelands or National States. Migrant workers, mostly blacks from the Homelands, were accommodated in hostels run by government (in most cases) or the private sector (mainly mines). It was single-sex accommodation (men only). Their families had to remain in the homelands as their permanent residence. The living conditions in these hostels were poor with an approximate bed:person ratio of 1:2,8 and toilet:person ratio of 1:100. The aims of the hostels were to keep wages low as well as to control black urbanisation. (Rust 1996:139) In its “Policy for the Upgrading of Public Sector Hostels” of 1994, the Department of Housing defined several objectives for the upgrading of the hostels. en
dc.description.sponsorship Prof. A.G. Nieuwenhuizen en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Gauteng ( South Africa ) en
dc.subject housing en
dc.subject squatters en
dc.subject construction industry en
dc.title Effects on housing supply of the fragmented administration and expenditure methodology of the Gauteng government. en
dc.type Thesis en

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