oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - The Community Reinvestment Bill : will it help to realize the right to adequate housing? : legislation and policy

Volume 4 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



Extracted from text ... The Community Reinvestment Bill Will it help to realise the right to adequate housing? Collette Herzenberg S outh Africa faces an enor- mous challenge of poverty, inequality and homelessness. A large proportion of our popula- tion lives in poor socio-economic conditions, with inadequate housing and without the financial resources to improve their existing housing. Low- and medium-income earners face financial exclusions by the finance sector due to their eco- nomic status and to the areas in which they live. First, they do not enjoy access to affordable credit and adequate banking facilities, particularly in townships and rural areas. Second, ..

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