oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Community Residential Unit Refurbishment Programme - Joint Winner - Community-based Projects Category : SAICE 2012 Awards

Volume 20, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The City of Cape Town realised that unsatisfactory maintenance conditions prevailed in their housing stock of 43 500 units, which provides accommodation to approximately 340 000 people in the Cape metropolis. The buildings were dilapidated, had structural problems, were poorly maintained, had no security and the communal areas between the flats were not conducive to recreation and social interaction. Overall, the appalling state of the living environments of thousands of people was contributing to serious social ills such as gangsterism, drug usage and the total lack of community pride.

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