The Housing Conditions of Township Neighbourhoods: Assessing Housing Performance in Langa, Cape Town

dc.contributor.advisorMadell, Cecil
dc.contributor.authorGool, Zayd
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-24T12:40:59Z
dc.date.available2024-04-24T12:40:59Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.date.updated2024-04-24T12:38:12Z
dc.description.abstractThe shortage in the provision of housing is one of the most urgent needs facing the majority of South Africans. The provision of proper housing has shown the stark difference in equality within the postApartheid housing landscape of South Africa. Much of the Apartheid regime had led to racial segregation through the forcible displacement of people from their places of employment and residence to government created peripheral townships neighbourhoods (Dewar & Uytenbogaardt, 1977:4). This had resulted in people of colour living within neighbourhoods with poor and subpar access to resources such as education, sanitation, employment, and critical opportunities for growth such as employment. These disadvantages had led to a major decline in the housing conditions associated with these township neighbourhoods. This dissertation set out to explore the housing conditions of township neighbourhoods within South Africa through the means of establishing a conceptual analytical framework. This provides a basis in which to assess township neighbourhoods throughout the country, through a shared history, which has shaped the housing conditions of township neighbourhoods. The conceptual analytical framework is based upon the performance criteria previously established by Dewar & Uytenbogaardt (1977). This dissertation aimed to provide a basis for which further research into housing conditions could be conducted. The main research question was focused on the physical and anthropological lens of housing conditions, and a recommended direction for further research could be that of the political and financial aspects surrounding housing condition within township neighbourhoods. The conceptual analytical framework had centred around the criteria of liveability, affordability, and sustainability, which is encapsulated by housing performance within township neighbourhoods and its relationship with scale, built form, elements of neighbourhood design, and activities. The conceptual analytical framework had been used as the basis of this dissertation to highlight the intricacies of housing conditions within township neighbourhoods as well as providing insights as to the various components surrounding it such as tenure options, housing environment and services and facilities associated with these neighbourhoods. It has also provided an understanding of the importance of the historical and contemporary interlinkages associated with housing conditions to be highlighted due to its immense impact on township neighbourhood residents' way of life.
dc.identifier.apacitationGool, Z. (2023). <i>ETD: The Housing Conditions of Township Neighbourhoods: Assessing Housing Performance in Langa, Cape Town</i>. (). ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/39437en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationGool, Zayd. <i>"ETD: The Housing Conditions of Township Neighbourhoods: Assessing Housing Performance in Langa, Cape Town."</i> ., ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2023. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/39437en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationGool, Z. 2023. ETD: The Housing Conditions of Township Neighbourhoods: Assessing Housing Performance in Langa, Cape Town. . ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/39437en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Gool, Zayd AB - The shortage in the provision of housing is one of the most urgent needs facing the majority of South Africans. The provision of proper housing has shown the stark difference in equality within the postApartheid housing landscape of South Africa. Much of the Apartheid regime had led to racial segregation through the forcible displacement of people from their places of employment and residence to government created peripheral townships neighbourhoods (Dewar &amp; Uytenbogaardt, 1977:4). This had resulted in people of colour living within neighbourhoods with poor and subpar access to resources such as education, sanitation, employment, and critical opportunities for growth such as employment. These disadvantages had led to a major decline in the housing conditions associated with these township neighbourhoods. This dissertation set out to explore the housing conditions of township neighbourhoods within South Africa through the means of establishing a conceptual analytical framework. This provides a basis in which to assess township neighbourhoods throughout the country, through a shared history, which has shaped the housing conditions of township neighbourhoods. The conceptual analytical framework is based upon the performance criteria previously established by Dewar &amp; Uytenbogaardt (1977). This dissertation aimed to provide a basis for which further research into housing conditions could be conducted. The main research question was focused on the physical and anthropological lens of housing conditions, and a recommended direction for further research could be that of the political and financial aspects surrounding housing condition within township neighbourhoods. The conceptual analytical framework had centred around the criteria of liveability, affordability, and sustainability, which is encapsulated by housing performance within township neighbourhoods and its relationship with scale, built form, elements of neighbourhood design, and activities. The conceptual analytical framework had been used as the basis of this dissertation to highlight the intricacies of housing conditions within township neighbourhoods as well as providing insights as to the various components surrounding it such as tenure options, housing environment and services and facilities associated with these neighbourhoods. It has also provided an understanding of the importance of the historical and contemporary interlinkages associated with housing conditions to be highlighted due to its immense impact on township neighbourhood residents' way of life. DA - 2023 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - City Planning LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PY - 2023 T1 - ETD: The Housing Conditions of Township Neighbourhoods: Assessing Housing Performance in Langa, Cape Town TI - ETD: The Housing Conditions of Township Neighbourhoods: Assessing Housing Performance in Langa, Cape Town UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/39437 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/39437
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationGool Z. ETD: The Housing Conditions of Township Neighbourhoods: Assessing Housing Performance in Langa, Cape Town. []. ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2023 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/39437en_ZA
dc.language.rfc3066eng
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.subjectCity Planning
dc.titleThe Housing Conditions of Township Neighbourhoods: Assessing Housing Performance in Langa, Cape Town
dc.typeThesis / Dissertation
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
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