Provision of RDP housing in Tembisa

Lefuwa, Mashudu Enock
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The South African government has been faced over time with the triple challenges of inequality, poverty and unemployment. Social ills such as poverty and unemployment can lead to situations where low income earners or unemployed citizens are unable to afford decent housing and adequate living standards, resulting in people living in slum conditions or sub-standard housing conditions. The problem of insufficient housing is an international phenomenon from which South Africa is not exempt. South Africa promulgated the Housing White Paper (which includes provision for social housing) in 1994 in an attempt to deal with the challenges of the housing problem. The Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP is a low-cost housing programme aimed at providing decent housing for poor citizens. The country continues to be challenged by an increase in the demand for housing. Research conducted on RDP housing revealed that there are a number of problems associated with the provision of RDP housing. These include the poor quality of many of the houses, lack of communication, and the duplication of functions of stakeholders. These challenges require government improvement in order to provide decent housing to citizens.
A research report submitted to the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management, University of the Witwatersrand, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Management in the field of Public and Development Management, MM(P&DM), 2016
Lefuwa, Mashudu Enock (2017) Provision of RDP housing in Tembisa, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, <>