The Political Economy of Government Subsidised Housing in South Africa

1st Edition

Sithembiso Lindelihle Myeni, Andrew Okem

Published August 27, 2019
Reference - 194 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138364912 - CAT# K396697
Series: Routledge Studies on the Political Economy of Africa


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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.

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