Provision of housing in the area of the Greater Johannesburg Transitional Council (TMC)
- Authors: Oliver, James Frederick
- Date: 2012-09-11
- Subjects: Reconstruction and Development Programme (South Africa) , Housing -- South Africa -- Johannesburg , Urbanization -- South Africa -- Johannesburg -- Management , Housing development -- South Africa -- Johannesburg , Housing policy -- South Africa -- Johannesburg , Johannesburg (South Africa). Transitional Metropolitan Council
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: http://ujcontent.uj.ac.za8080/10210/371323 , uj:10032 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7421
- Description: M.A. , The provision of adequate housing is one of the critical components in ad dressing the political, economic and social challenges facing South Africa. The housing development strategy in the Greater Johannesburg Transitional Metropolitan Council UMC) was investigated because, if it should fail, it would have far reaching implications for the rest of the country since the Greater Johannesburg area is the engine room of South Africa. The primary objective of this research project is to establish the main causes for the perceived slow delivery of housing in the Greater Johannesburg TMC's area of jurisdiction. A literature study on housing development is done in order to compare the South African hou—sing context with the international housing field. Relevant terms and definitions are conceptualised and a brief discussion is given of housing in the macro environment to give a holistic perspective. The chapter on the South African context gives a brief historical outline of the institutional framework of housing in South Africa to put the housing delivery process in its proper perspective. The housing backlog and the Central Government's housing budget and subsidy scheme are considered and analysed. A brief overview is given of the background of the establishment of the Greater Johannesburg TMC and it's organisational structures. The empirical findings of the research project regarding the provision of housing in the Greater Johannesburg area indicates that the Transitional Metropolitan Council is not ' ready or geared to meet the housing challenges in its area of jurisdiction. Recommendations are based on the empirical data and the theoretical information obtained during the research for this dissertation.
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Management of informal settlements : a challenge for the Greater Johannesburg Transitional Metropolitan Council (TMC)
- Authors: September, Ntombekhaya Yvonne
- Date: 2012-09-11
- Subjects: Urbanization - South Africa – Johannesburg - Management , City planning -South Africa - Johannesburg , Housing - South Africa - Johannesburg , Johannesburg (South Africa). Transitional Metropolitan Council
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:9999 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7391
- Description: M.A. , It has been proven that all over the world informal settlements have come about as a result of housing shortage. Housing crisis is directly associated with rapid population growth which in turn leads to rapid urbanisation. Rapid urbanisation which puts tremendous stress in infrastructure available in the cities, is a process which cannot be reversed or stopped. It needs to be managed by the city authorities. That also is problematic because cities do not always have the resources to cope with this demand. This thesis puts forward suggestions that could be used to alleviate the dilemma facing the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Council, with the cum of throwing light on how informal settlements can be dealt with in the changing economy of South Africa. In order to address the research problem and fulfil the research objectives, a literature study was done, which gave various strategies that have been adopted in other countries. The literature study has been largely used to compare South Africa with other countries such as Brazil, Peru, Kenya, etc. who are faced with rapid urbanisation. A historical overview of urbanisation in South Africa, beginning in the early twentieth century has been given. This was done to illustrate the evolution of the South African legal system in an attempt to cope with events emanating from the discovery of gold in the Johannesburg area. Attempts by the new government to support the local authorities, particularly the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Council have been acknowledged. For example, the establishment of the Development Facilitation Act, the Botshabelo. Accord, the repeal of laws which made it impossible for people to take control of their destinies, are a few of these attempts. The emphasis in this study a placed on the involvement of people as a management tool in the development process.
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The implementation of a RDP public works programme in the Greater Johannesburg TMC
- Authors: Korb, Ilonka Suzanna
- Date: 2012-09-06
- Subjects: Reconstruction and Development Programme (South Africa) , Reconstruction - South Africa - 1994- , Community development - Research - South Africa. , Community development - South Africa. , Local government - South Africa - Finance. , Structural adjustment (Economic policy) - South Africa. , Johannesburg (South Africa). Transitional Metropolitan Council
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:9683 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7097
- Description: M.A. , The South African development context is characterized by high levels of unemployment and poverty. It is therefore imperative to address these two aspects if any advancement in regard to development is to be achieved. Several options are available to development agents and government structures alike. The pre-requisite, however, for the selection of an option is sustainability. A Public Works Programme (PWP) holds the potential of impacting on South Africa's high levels of unemployment and poverty. Although this programme needs to be implemented alongside similar economic upliftment initiatives, a PWP can contribute significantly to the improvement of the SA development situation. The nature of a PWP has changed from purely creating jobs, to including training and education as essential components of a PWP. Only by including the latter components, can a PWP be deemed sustainable and impact directly on the lives of the participants. With the transformation to a new political dispensation in April 1994, SA also embarked on formulating a holistic and comprehensive development approach and vision. The final product was the Reconstruction and Development Programme. This Programme established the broad framework in which development policy and implementation take place. The RDP consists of various development aspects, all aimed at improving the SA development context. One of these aspects is focused at the upliftment and stimulation of the economy. The PWP forms part of the overall economic strategy. From this theoretical point of departure, the National PWP was formulated. One of the main factors that contributed to the slow development and implementation of the NPWP was the absence of local government structures. Local government structures underwent similar changes to those experienced at national level. In addition to the structural and geographical changes, the responsibilities of local government increased due to decentralisation of powers and functions from national government. Now local government holds the position of "development facilitator" instead of being a mere supplier of municipal services. Local economic development within the specified area has been emphasised as an urgent matter that needs to be developed and supported by local government. The NPWP fits perfectly into this mould. This study investigates the nature of the NPWP and the role of local government in its implementation with specific reference to a Gauteng local authority, the Greater Johannesburg Transitional Metropolitan Council.
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