Housing in South Africa: Significant government achievement based on effective public-private partnerships
CDE Focus 5, November 1999
In this occasional paper, Professor Dan Smit examines how well the South African housing sector has performed since the new policy framework was inaugurated in 1994. He argues that housing policy is working well, but that government has not communicated its success. A vigorous housing association movement, for example, has a place in the overall policy framework. Policy has also been able to mobilise delivery capacity, with substantial space for enthusiastic private sector partnerships.
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