Spatial Re-Configuration of Backyard Dwelling in Bram Fischerville
UNIVERSITY OF WITWATERSRAND FACULTY OF ENGINEERING & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Informal housing such as backyard housing in South Africa is essential as it has manged to absorb the low income group of people who cannot enter the formal market. Backyard housing offers a place where people can access services, employment opportunities as well as help maintain livelihoods. The research aims to illustrate how backyard dwellers have used spatial reconfiguration a strategy that helps them adapt to their accommodation circumstances. The finding has revealed the relationship between socio-economic and spatial aspects of backyard housing. These aspects not only contribute to the development of backyard housing, but as a way to maintain livelihoods.
Honours Research Report 2016.
Selepe, R. (2016) Spatial Re-Configuration of Backyard Dwelling in Bram Fischerville , Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of the Witwatersrand