n IMIESA - Is sustainable development the answer? Housing challenges in South Africa : housing

Volume 38, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



In a bid to eradicate the severe housing backlog, government set a target in 2008 to improve the quality of life for 500 000 households by 2014 by upgrading of informal settlements. While delivery of housing, access to basic services and more efficient land use formed the basis of this objective, five years down the line, this target is yet to be achieved.

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