The development, implementation and evaluation of a housing education literacy programme for semi-literate recipients of government subsidised housing

Venter, Maria Dorothea (2006-03)

Thesis (PhD (Consumer Science))--University of Stellenbosch, 2006.


In the ten years since the inclusive elections of 1994, the South African government has created an international precedent in the housing field. It is widely acknowledged that in this period it has delivered more subsidised houses than any other country in the world. The housing backlog is still between 2 to 3 million and growing every year, so housing policies for the future must continue to , not only provide subsidised housing for a large part of the population but also seeking to establish a viable market for low-cost housing units and to create sustainable human settlements for low-income groups. There are a therefore large numbers of new consumers that enter the housing market for the first time.

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