Housing Issue in South Africa

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SOUTH AFRICAN HOUSING LITERATURE, 1999-2003
Prepared as a briefing document for delegates to the 2003 Housing Summit

Compiled by Dr Marie Huchzermeyer Postgraduate Housing Programme, Wits University

Commissioned by the Department of Housing, Pretoria Funded by the Housing Finance Resource Programme

February 2003

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 Housing policy 1.1 Policy commentary 1.2 Policy evaluations Governance 2.1 Government capacity for housing delivery 2.2 Housing institutions 2.3 Disaster mitigation Housing finance 3.1 Policy commentaries 3.2 Banks' views 3.3 Subsidies and beneficiary contributions 3.4 Housing finance gaps 3.5 Housing Finance and HIV/AIDS RDP/ project-linked housing 4.1 Evaluations/critiques 4.2 Incremental housing research 4.3 Housing quality 4.4 Community participation 4.5 Beneficiary views 4.6 Role of contractors 4.6 Housing and services 4.7 Housing market Hostel upgrading Social housing 6.1 Shifts in the sector 6.2 Social housing policy commentaries 6.3 Co-operatives 6.4 Governance/management 6.5 Rental 6.6 HIV/AIDS in social housing 6.7 Tenant insurance 6.8 Design of social housing 6.9 Social housing and urban regeneration Alex Renewal Project and others) Informal settlements 7.1 informal settlement strategies 7.2 Intervention approaches and commentaries 7.3 Tenure approaches 7.4 Impact of intervention 7.5 Children in informal settlements 7.6 Perceptions of informal settlements 3 3 4 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 14

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Rural Housing Social Issues 9.1 Urban poverty/urbanisation of poverty 9.2 Special needs 9.3 Gender and housing 9.4 Social differentiation 9.5 Health and housing 9.6 Migration 9.7 Rental tenure 9.8 Tenure security 9.10 Housing rights 9.11 Crime and secutiry 9.12 Overcrowding 9.13 Economic empowerment 9.14 Homelessness 9.15 HIV/AIDS - understanding the reality 9.16 HIV/AIDS and the housing sector/ housing policy Sustainable human settlements 10.1 Case studies 10.2 Technology and innovations 10.3 Regulatory Frameworks 10.4 Housing and Integrated development 10.5 Evaluation of housing development plans Some key international literature

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HOUSING POLICY Policy commentary

Afesis-coplan (2002). Policy recommendations. Presented at Housing Conference: Closing the Gaps. April, East London. (1 page). Bahre, E. (2001). Housing for the urban poor in Cape Town: a post apartheid dream or nightmare? GBER 1(1), 33-44 (on-line journal) Bauman, T. (2000). South Africa’s housing policy: Construction of development of development of construction? Report to Homeless International. Bond, P. (2000). The housing question. Chapter 4 (pages 122-151) in Bond, P., Elite Transition: From Apartheid to Neoliberalism in South Africa. University of Natal Press, Durban. Bond, P. (2000). Cities of Gold, Townships of Coal: Essays on South Africa’s New Urban Crisis. Africa World Press, Trenton. Crankshaw, O. and Parnell, S. (1996). ‘Housing Provision and the Need for an Urbanisation Policy in the New South Africa’, Urban Forum 7(2), 231-236. CDE (2001). CDE Focus: Housing in South Africa – significant government achievement based on public-private partnership. Centre for Development Enterprise, Johannesburg. http: // www.cde.org.za / focus / housing.htm (15 pages) Charlton, S (2000) Housing and planning in post-apartheid Durban. Presented at the Urban Futures Conference, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg CSIR (2000). Housing is not about houses: the BOUTEK experience. CSIR Division of Building and Construction Technology, Pretoria. (177 pages plus illustrations) Huchzermeyer, M. (2001). Housing for the poor? Negotiated housing policy in South Africa. Habitat International, 25(3), 303-331. Huchzermeyer, M. (forthcoming in 2003). Addressing segregation through housing policy and...
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