Squatting within the metropolitan fringe of Cape Town: A study of overcrowding in Mbekweni

The influx of people to existing Black residential areas generally exacerbates conditions of overcrowding of the existing housing stock, which gives rise to the construction of additional shelter, of dubious standards, to accommodate the family, squatters or both on the properties and in other open...

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Published in: Stads- en streekbeplanninq = Town and regional planning Vol. 1988; no. 24; pp. 28 - 35
Main Author: Welch, C. Tod
Format: Journal Article
Language: Afrikaans
English
Published: University of the Free State 04-01-1988
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Summary: The influx of people to existing Black residential areas generally exacerbates conditions of overcrowding of the existing housing stock, which gives rise to the construction of additional shelter, of dubious standards, to accommodate the family, squatters or both on the properties and in other open areas within the township or adjacent to it. The implications of this are that the social structure and physical conditions of both residents and squatters, are detrimentally affected.
ISSN: 1012-280X
2415-0495