n IMIESA - From dingy 'crime haven' to upmarket safe haven : urban renewal

Volume 31, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 31, Issue 5, May 2006, p. 55
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Extracted from text ... IMIESA MAY 2006 - URbAN RENEWAL The heart of Southernwood, a suburb in the inner-city area of East London, is so riddled with crime and social fragmentation that municipal workers are unable to deliver basic services to the population living there. However, the suburb is currently receiving a complete regenerative make-over, which started with the 14 storey Skyways residential building. In 2004, a decision was taken by the Buffalo City Council to evict residents 'squatting' on the premises. This decision came from a fear of the impending health risks faced by residents due to the nonexistence and breakdown of basic ..

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