1st Edition

The Political Economy of Government Subsidised Housing in South Africa

Edited By Sithembiso Lindelihle Myeni, Andrew Okem Copyright 2020
    204 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    204 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This book unpacks the political economy of government subsidised housing programmes in South Africa.

    Exploring government policy towards subsidised housing in South Africa, this edited collection analyses various programmes, their shortcomings and potential options to address these weaknesses in the context of a country suffering from an exponential demand for housing in the face of insufficient supply. The Political Economy of Government Subsidised Housing in South Africa looks at the complex and contested nature of the issue in post-apartheid South Africa, stimulating debate and knowledge sharing on housing programmes, proffering solutions to the issue. The book explores the issue from both practical and intellectual standpoints, exploring the relationship between historical institutional legacies and contemporary power structures, and their role in provision of housing for the growing population of South Africa.

    This book will be of great interest to students of urban and regional planning, political economy, development studies, and African studies.

    1. Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda: A South African experience
    Mtapuri Oliver and Sithembiso Lidelihle Myeni 

    2. A Historicity of Housing Policies in Apartheid South Africa
    Okem Andrew Emmanuel, Sithembiso Myeni, Oliver Mtapuri, Sipho Nkambule 

    3. An Assessment of the National Development Plan in the actualising of Government Subsidised Housing in South Africa
    Sithembiso Lindelihle Myeni and Okem Andrew Emmanuel 

    4. Apartheid Housing and Urban Livelihoods in Apartheid South Africa
    Sipho Jonathan Nkambule

    5. A Demand-Driven Subsidised Housing Policy for South Africa
    Judith Ojo-Aromokudu, Michael Samuel, Ruddy Dhunpath 

    6. Assessment of Stakeholders’ Participation in the Implementation of Cornubia Housing Programme in eThekwini Municipality
    Ndwakhulu Tshishonga 

    7. Enhanced Woman Participation in State Subsidised Housing Programmes. A Case of Federation of The Urban Poor in Inanda, Durban
    Vincent Myeni 

    8. Citizenship, Gender and the Technologies of Governance: An interrogation of the Low-Income Housing Programme in Kwazulu-Natal
    Sithembiso Lindelihle Myeni and Danford Chibyongodze 

    9. Revisiting Land Challenges in Housing the Urban Poor in Post-Apartheid South Africa: An Insight into Durban
    Lovemore Chipungu and Knowledge Zungu 

    10. Housing for Individual Sovereignty Through Innovations in Policy and Practice
    Sithembiso Myeni and Oliver Mtapuri 

    11. A Gendered Discourse on Women’s Access to Housing in South Africa
    Claudine Hingston 

    12. Climate Change and Housing: Implications for the Urban Poor in South Africa
    Andrew Emmanuel Okem, Siyabonga Ntombela, Sarah Bracking 


    Sithembiso Lindelihle Myeni is a Lecturer in Housing and Planning at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and is a Cannon Collins Educational Trust and Ford Foundation Alumnus. He serves as a Principal Investigator for the Sustainable Human Settlements Decision Support Tools and the Municipal Innovation Maturity Index Research Projects.

    Andrew Emmanuel Okem is a Science Officer in the School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He is a co-Principal Investigator for the Sustainable Human Settlements Decision Support Tools