The Political Economy of Government Subsidised Housing in South Africa: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Political Economy of Government Subsidised Housing in South Africa

1st Edition

Edited by Sithembiso Lindelihle Myeni, Andrew Okem


194 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editors

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

About the Series

Routledge Studies on the Political Economy of Africa

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies