Revisiting the self-help housing debate: Perceptions of self-help Housing by the beneficiaries of low-cost housing in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Yengo, Andre Mengi
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-07T13:05:20Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-07T13:05:20Z
dc.date.issued 2008-08-07T13:05:20Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/5287
dc.description.abstract Regardless of housing backlog and rapid urbanization created by population growth, the promotion of Self-Help Housing by authorities in charge of housing and policy documents1, there is a limited used of Self-Help Housing in South Africa. In pursuing the Self-Help Housing debate, this research argues that the failure to implement a widespread use of Self-Help Housing is not directly linked to weaknesses of Self-Help Housing. Instead, the difficult access to land for urban poor households, the ignorance from households of their right of having access to adequate shelter, the attitude of dependency evident in households, the paternalistic attitude from the government, the failure to constitute an active community and the failure to establish real priorities of poor people are the main causes of the limited use of Self-Help Housing in South Africa. Tembisa, one of the South Africa’s Townships, is used in this research for the purpose of illustrating the unsuccessful implementation of Self-Help Housing, adopted in South as People Housing Process (PHP). en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Self-Helping Housing en
dc.subject liberalism en
dc.subject neo-liberalism en
dc.subject poverty en
dc.subject inequality en
dc.subject housing need en
dc.title Revisiting the self-help housing debate: Perceptions of self-help Housing by the beneficiaries of low-cost housing in South Africa en
dc.type Thesis en


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