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This short report gives an overview of housing policy in South Africa, and gives some of the challenges faced through implementing these housing policies.

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Development Action Group

“We are still hanging in the air, we don’t know where our future lies,” Quintin says of development plans for the Pine Road informal settlement, which he has called home for over 20 years. Just 500 metres from the sleek lines of the Woodstock Exchange, settlements like Pine Road, though rare, exist in part because of the lack of a comprehensive programme of affordable housing in the inner city of increasingly urbane Cape Town. But this could finally be changing."


Development Action Group

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Development Action Group and Architecture sans Frontieres-UK

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