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University of KwaZulu-Natal (2018)

The impact of rural housing policy on the socio-economic status of households : a case study of Vulindlela rural housing project context

Ngcobo, Ntombifuthi.

Titre : The impact of rural housing policy on the socio-economic status of households : a case study of Vulindlela rural housing project context.

Auteur : Ngcobo, Ntombifuthi.

Université de soutenance : University of KwaZulu-Natal

Grade : Master of Housing 2018

Résumé partiel
Rural socio-economics have been both progressive and regressive over the years when it comes to the levels of sustainable livelihoods. Rural communities today face the drawback of socio-economics, as enormous backlogs of social services, economic and infrastructural developments challenge the sustainability of livelihoods in rural communities. This study aims to analyse and critique the socio-economic impact of the rural housing policy on rural households. The case study of Vulindlela Rural People’s Housing project sets a perfect landscape of a modern rural community. To illustrate the dynamics around the rural socio-economics brought to light by the Rural Housing Policy and the previous Apartheid Policy. The researcher made use of both secondary and primary data to enrich and bring insight to the research study. A purposeful random sample of 100 was implemented to assist in ensuring credibility in the findings ; this further helped achieve good representativeness. This research applied a mixed methodology design, incorporating household surveys, semi-structured interviews and focus groups discussions (FGDs). Other major tools used to collect data were observations together with mapping as a tool that assisted in collecting and compiling visual representation of the regularly perceived concepts and relationships of socio-economics in rural communities. The data collected were analysed utilising MS Excel, in a thematic manner to aid conduct, emphasise, pinpoint, examine and record patterns of socio-economic issues and the rural housing policy. Theoretical constructs shaping this study range from Neoliberalism, the Sustainable livelihoods theory and the integrated development theory of change. The Neoliberal theory provided a foundation for South Africa’s status quo and the self -help nature of the approach taken by VDA (Vulindlela Development Association). The study further elaborated how integrated development and sustainable development theories need to transition from being mere slogans into becoming actual strategies in order to adjust local and national socio-economics.

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