Satisfaction level with neighbourhoods in low-income housing : a case study of Johannesburg, South Africa
- Authors: Aigbavboa, Clinton , Thwala, Wellington Didibhuku
- Date: 2012
- Subjects: Residential satisfaction , Neighbourhood , Low-income housing - South Africa - Gauteng
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:4687 , ISSN 978-0-620-54069-8 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/10472
- Description: For the past 17 years, the South Africa government has been providing housing schemes for the low-income and disadvantaged group. These low-income housing schemes have not, however, been holistically evaluated. Based on a post occupancy evaluation protocol of occupant survey of low-income housing scheme in Johannesburg, South Africa, the article presents the beneficiaries’ judgement and assessment of the environment in which they are living. Face-to-face interview with 78 occupants revealed that they attached great importance to the level of satisfaction with their neighbourhoods. The most important factor associated with their neighbourhood satisfaction was privacy, which was a reflection of their previously living background.
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Quality management practices of small and medium enterprise contractors in the Gauteng low income residential sector
- Authors: O'Maker, Robert Michael
- Date: 2015-09-16
- Subjects: Construction industry - South Africa - Gauteng - Quality control , Construction industry - South Africa - Gauteng - Management , Low-income housing - South Africa - Gauteng , Small business - South Africa - Gauteng
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:14131 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/14568
- Description: M.Tech. Construction Management , The delivery of low income housing in South African Public Subsidized Schemes is plagued with quality issues, inevitably leading to poor levels of client and more importantly, end-user satisfaction. The characteristics of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) contractors who operate in this sector, together with external factors in the operating environment, all contribute to poor quality. Quality Management (QM) practices among the contractors are not widely documented hence, this study aimed to explore these practices in the Gauteng low income residential sector. Therefore, the objectives of the study aimed to establish the following: current QM practices; adequacy of such practices; barriers to effective QM practices and the presence of critical success factors for effective QM practices...
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