A Resource guide to housing in South Africa 1994 – 2010: Legislation, Policy, Programmes and Practice

This resource guide provides an overview of housing legislation and jurisprudence, policy and implementation in South Africa since 1994. The housing terrain in the country is complex, in large part due to the deliberate policy and legislative framework of socio-economic and spatial exclusion and marginalisation created during apartheid, but also due to failures on the part of the post-apartheid state to adequately redress these problems…

Plan Directeur D’urbanisme De Dakar Horizon «2025»

Dans le cadre de son programme d’appui aux collectivités locales, le Ministère de l’Urbanisme, de l’Habitat, de l’Hydraulique et de l’Assainissement, a confié au groupement de bureaux d’études Cabinet d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme du Sénégal (CAUS) et le bureau Central des Etudes d’Outre Mer (BCEOM), les études du plan directeur d’urbanisme de la ville de Dakar horizon 2025.

Ubungo Darajani, Tanzania: Urban planning, land rights, and food security

Access to land is a central problem and source of conflict in urban contexts in Africa, and Tanzania is a good example of this. In this country, located in eastern Africa1, one of the main problems derives from the absence or poor organization of urban planning, especially in the more peripheral areas of the cities. For the purposes of this case study, an urban setting is defined as contiguous sub-places predominantly made up of proclaimed land where there is a reasonably high density of people (more than 500 people per km2) and where residents have access to urban amenities…

An urban slice of pie: the Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act in South Africa

Security of tenure had very little meaning for the vast majority of South Africans as Nelson Mandela walked out of Pollsmoor prison. Told what citizenship to have by apartheid, where to live by the Group Areas Act, liable to eviction at the whim of any landlord or security force and easily arrested for trespass, black South Africans faced often insurmountable legal obstacles in establishing their right to occupy their own land. outh Africans also found that their recently bought houses could easily be attached and sold by mortgage holders…