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n Stads- en Streeksbeplanning = Town and Regional Planning - Mining and housing : the case of the ''Village under the trees'' (Kathu - South Africa)

Volume 2009, Issue 55
  • ISSN : 1012-280X

Abstract

Historically, mine-driven housing has been the only housing option for mine employees. Low-income earners were located in single-sex hostels, while more highly-paid employees received a mine house as a fringe benefit. The demise of apartheid saw an initial attempt to transfer housing responsibilities to employees in terms of ownership-related family housing. However, the response in smaller urban centres and among lower-income mineworkers was limited in extent. This article considers alternatives in housing provision and planning, taking into account the realities in the aftermath of apartheid, the global linkages of the mining industry and the arid nature of Kathu's environment. Essentially, the article argues that, although there are indications of alternative forms of housing and tenure, the boombust cycles of mining and the arid nature of the environment are less prominent in the justification of these changes.


Histories, was myngedrewe behuising die enigste behuisingsopsie vir mynwerkers. Laeinkomste verdieners het in enkelgeslaghostelle gewoon, terwyl hoëbesoldigde werkers 'n mynbehuisingsvoordeel ontvang het. Met die verdwyning van apartheid is 'n aanvanklike poging aangewend om behuisingsverantwoordelikhede na werkers in terme van eienaarskap-familiebehuising oor te dra. Nietemin, die reaksie in kleiner stedelike sentra en tussen laer-inkomste mynwerkers was beperk. Hierdie artikel oorweeg alternatiewe in behuisingsvoorsiening en beplanning, neem in berekening die realiteite in die nadraai van apartheid, en die globale verbinding tussen die mynindustrie en die droë natuur van Kathu se omgewing. Hoofsaaklik, argumenteer hierdie artikel dat alhoewel daar aanduidings van alternatiewe vorms van behuising en eiendomsreg is, is die oplewing-mislukkingsiklus van mynwese en die ariede aard van die omgewing minder prominent in die regverdiging van hierdie veranderinge.


Kgale kgale, matlo a neng a tsamaiswa ke ba merafo e ne e le yona feela kgetho bakeng sa basebeletsi ba morafo. Basebeletsi ba neng ba fumana moputso o tlase ba ne ba dula ka hare matlo a kopanetsweng a re re tsweng banna feela, ha basebeletsi ba neng ba fumana moputso o motle ba ne ba fumana ntlo ya morafo jwalo ka diotlo tsa tshebeletso. Ho feela ha kgethollo ho tlisitse maiteko a ho leka ho fetisetsa maikarabelo a matlo ho basebeletsi ka ho leka hore matlo e be a basebeletsi bakeng sa boikarabelo ba lelapa. Le ha ho le jwalo, ditorotswaneng tsennyane le batho ba meputso e fatshe, ba ile ba hloleha. Tokomane ena e leka ho fumana mekgwa e meng bakeng sa ho fumantshwa matlo le moralo, re ntse re utlwisisa dinette tsa ditlamorago tsa kgethollo, dikamano tsa lefatshe ho tsa merafo, le maemo a bohwatata ho bolelwang ke tokomane ena ke hore, le ha ho ena le ditshupetso tsa mekgwa e meng ya phumantsho ya matlo, koketso ya merafo la maemo a bohwatata ba sebaka, ha se ntlha tse bohlokwa / bonahalang ho ka pakela diphetoho tsena.

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2009-12-01
2019-09-20

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