Exploring barriers to land accessibility for low-income housing delivery: A case of buffers of open space on the mining belt between Johannesburg CBD and Soweto

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dc.contributor.author Baloyi, Hlengani Goldwin
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-22T12:39:55Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-22T12:39:55Z
dc.date.issued 2007-02-22T12:39:55Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/2088
dc.description Student Number : 0001367T - MA dissertation - School of Architecture and Planning - Faculty of Humanities en
dc.description.abstract This is an exploratory study which seeks to look at barriers to land accessibility for the construction of low-income or affordable housing on former mining lands between Soweto and Johannesburg CBD. Based on the findings, there are various barriers which inhibit and threaten the construction of houses on former mining lands. These barriers, exposed by the findings of this report are radon, mine dust - both of which pose a serious health risk to residents if exposed to it for a long period of time - high prices of land, inadequate funding for housing subsidies and the National Nuclear Regulator’s too strict and uncompromising stance on housing construction on contaminated lands. The conclusion drawn by this report is that the government, owners of former mining land and the National Nuclear Regulator need to co-operate and work together towards finding a common ground in order to enhance the possibility of a total removal of these barriers, so that the previously marginalized citizens can afford to own houses closer to the Central Business District of Johannesburg. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject accessibility en
dc.subject affordability en
dc.subject barriers en
dc.subject buffers en
dc.subject contaminated en
dc.subject housing en
dc.subject land en
dc.subject low-income en
dc.subject mining en
dc.subject radon en
dc.title Exploring barriers to land accessibility for low-income housing delivery: A case of buffers of open space on the mining belt between Johannesburg CBD and Soweto en
dc.type Thesis en


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