Community participation for housing development
- Authors: Thwala, Wellington Didibhuku , Aigbavboa, C.O.
- Date: 2011
- Subjects: Community participation , Housing development
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:4685 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/10465
- Description: Purpose: The aim of this research is to explore the roles of community participation in the development of housing, as the concept is known to be important over the world. The paper also looks at the barriers to community participation in housing development as well as the role of community participation in housing development. Methodology/approach: The study is conducted with reference to existing theoretical literature, published and unpublished research. The study is mainly a literature review focused on the concept of community participation in housing development. Findings: One of the primary findings of this study is that citizens need to build capacity and resources in order to achieve community participation in planning and project development. Also, the study shows that citizen's participation in community development projects does not usually occur by chance, but because certain principles are observed at an acceptable level to the participants and to other stakeholders. Other finding include that Citizens will voluntarily participate in a community activity if they could derive benefit to themselves and the entire community. Originality: The study explores the concept of community participation, as it is seen as a way for locals to influence development by contributing to project design, influencing public policies and choices, and holding public institutions accountable for the goods and services they provide. The study presents a robust background to the concept of 'community' and 'participation', and on the roles of community participation to development project scheduled to change the lives of the citizens. The paper contributes to this body of knowledge.
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Controlling risk in a town house development : a case study
- Authors: Gordon-Watt, Matthew
- Date: 2011-12-06
- Subjects: Loss control , Risk management , Risk assessment , Project management , Housing development , Real estate development
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:1857 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4214
- Description: M.Ing. , As the title of the dissertation implies, 'control' and 'risk' are the core issues regarding the dissertation. The approach by which a property development company manages these two issues are the focal points. The primary research objective was to draw conclusions from feedback obtained via a property developer and compare the findings to its literature counterpart. Expanding on the primary objective one aimed to determine commonalties and differences (case study and literature) and derive logical explanations for those differences. The second research objective was a by-product from the first. That being if the property developer is controlling his risk in the best manner possible given the inherent restrictions, in other words is the system efficient. It was evident that control measures and ways to identify and manage risk were put in place by the developer. Most of the literature theory corresponds with that of the property developer. Elements of risk were noted via analysis of the results. One way of increasing the efficiency of the system would be to increase the focus/resources in the evaluation/planning phase. In turn by improving the control mechanisms it may be possible to improve the systems efficiency. Risk can not be eliminated in its entirety - it is part and parcel of any business, particularly that of property development. Risk and control are therefore critical elements in any business. Understanding the core issues surrounding those elements can only prove beneficial to a company's success. Furthermore, the dissertation raised important issues that may be addressed in future research. Issues that may be followed up on in future research include and are not limited to the following: • Analysis of control and risk management' methods on a broader scale, in terms of a larger survey population. • Investigate and analyze the efficiency of a property development company/companies. • Expand on various risk issues: - return on investment, the market, project site, the project, the process, the organization and contingency. • Expand on various control measures: - tools (charts, schedules etc.), communication.
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Housing delivery in South Africa - a project management case study
- Authors: Baloyi, Bongani Vincent
- Date: 2012-02-27
- Subjects: Housing development , Project management
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:2078 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4425
- Description: M.Ing. , Housing is the core infrastructure on which all other infrastructure like electricity, roads, water and sanitation depend. The escalation of public demonstrations by communities against the slow delivery and poor quality of housing projects in 2006 indicates that housing is a very sensitive issue that also involves a lot of politics. Most disadvantaged communities in South Africa lack even the most basic infrastructure like water. For any community to function properly and be successful, the core infrastructure must be in place. The core infrastructure consists of housing, roads and storm-water, water and sanitation and electricity and other auxiliary infrastructure include social services, safety and security. Government in South Africa is facing the challenges of delivering on promises and programmes from election campaigns and the mandate of the community. Government set national targets on the delivery of infrastructure services by focussing on water, electricity and sanitation. The national target was set to provide universal access to electricity services by 2012. The housing backlog in South Africa was chosen as a topic for this dissertation because of the many challenges and the variants that the project team comes across with each project. Project management involves managing projects according to specifications, within budget and delivering the end-product on time. Delivering completed housing projects to communities is a very challenging task as demonstrated by the many late or stalled housing projects in municipalities. This dissertation addresses the challenges facing the National Department of Housing as well as municipalities in delivering good quality accommodation to the poor communities.
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Housing gap market : challenges and opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs in affordable property development
- Authors: Mphigalale, T.V.
- Date: 2015
- Subjects: Housing development , Businesspeople
- Language: English
- Type: Masters (Thesis)
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/83125 , uj:19053
- Description: Abstract: The emerging entrepreneurs continue to find it difficult to challenge established entrepreneurs especially in sectors such as the property development. The slow development of emerging entrepreneurs makes it difficult to introduce new players in the sector to address the housing challenges. The research is informed by the need to understand the challenges facing emerging entrepreneurs in property development that caters for the households in the gap market with a view of addressing them. The study undertook a qualitative descriptive research to identify these challenges that face for the emerging entrepreneurs within the housing sector. The research conducted 15 interviews out of the total population of 76. The research concludes that emerging entrepreneurs face numerous challenges including access to finance and lack of technical skills. Finance, technical skills, mentoring, emerging entrepreneurs, Housing development, private public partnership, financial developmental institutions, gap market. , M.Com. (Business Management)
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