n Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineers - A review of recent developments in labour-intensive construction in South Africa In , 36 (3) 1994, pp.1-5 : discussion

Volume 37, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-2019



In recent years increasing attention has been paid to the potential of using labour-intensive methods for the construction and maintenance of urban and rural infrastructure. This paper summarized the scope and scale of work carried out in South Africa. Most of the work has been done on a project basis : there has been no longterm, large-scale programme for the development of urban infrastructure. The paper closed with an outline of a four-phased approach that could be used to implement a large programme using labour-intensive methods. Such a programme would result in increased employment opportunities per unit of expenditure good quality economically efficient assets, and the creation of individual skills and local; regional and institutional capacities.

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