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From Informal Settlements to Brick Structures

18 May 2010
12:45 - 14:00

Date :

18 May 2010

Time :

12:45 – 14:00

Presenters :

Dr Catherine Ndinda


Since 2008, South Africa has experienced a growing number of service delivery protests most of which revolve around the lack of adequate housing and the accompanying infrastructural facilities, such as water and sanitation. This is despite the fact that since 1994, the government has provided over 2 million subsidised housing opportunities to households whose monthly income is R3500 and below. The quantity of housing by private developers has been on the increase and individual households too have contributed to rapid development of housing in South Africa. While service delivery protests continue and debates around the quality of subsidised housing abound, what is undisputable is that the housing scenario in South Africa has been changing but the extent of this change remains vague.

Using data from the South African Social Attitudes Survey, this seminar discusses the change in housing patterns across race, class and region in the period between 2006 and 2008 and draws out the broader implications for housing policy.

The presentation from the seminar is available for download

To reserve a seat, kindly RSVP by 15 May 2010


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