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- ItemTh role of public-private partnerships in service delivery : the case of the Mitchell's Plain Housing Development Project(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04) Iwegbuna, Jerry Chukwudi; Uys, Frederik; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. School of Public Leadership.ENGLISH SUMMARY : This thesis investigates the nature and activities of Public-Private Partnerships in the development of affordable housing in the City of Cape Town. The study analyses the involvement and success of affordable housing projects developed through the collaboration of the City of Cape Town, the Cape Town Community Housing Company and the National Housing Finance Corporation in Mitchell’s Plain. Due to the limited resources available to the City of Cape Town, engagement with the private sector became necessary in order to utilise the private sector finance, expertise, and transfer risks. Affordable housing is defined in this study as the housing market segment for households earning between R3 500 and R15 000 per month, which is usually referred to as the “gap market”. Studies in the housing sector have argued that the gap income bracket has been conspicuously under-catered for by the private housing sector, as well as by government policies on subsidised housing for the low to moderate income earners. To investigate how the public and the private sector help each other in the development of affordable housing projects, this study utilises two affordable housing projects in Mitchell’s Plain, namely: the Harmony Village (Rental Programme) and the West Cape Villas (Owner Programme). Desk-top literature reviews and semi-structured interviews were conducted to obtain information from the officials of the Cape Town Community Housing Company, National Housing Finance Corporation, City of Cape Town, as well as the beneficiaries, who were involved in the affordable housing projects with respect to their experiences, lessons learnt and suggestions on how to implement more efficient housing projects in the future. The literature review and data collected from respondents during the interviews were evaluated using theoretical frameworks that apply to affordable housing and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), in order to determine if the case study projects and activities of the PPPs are in line with theories and policies developed to guide public-private activities and affordable housing development. The findings also highlighted some of the challenges of PPPs and affordable housing projects which have to be mitigated in order to ensure successful PPP housing projects. The findings reveal that using PPPs for affordable housing developments improves the efficiency and delivery of housing to the communities in the City of Cape Town. The analysis of the findings was also used to propose solutions to the challenges of PPPs and housing projects, and recommendations as to what can be done to improve the outcome in PPP projects with regards to affordable housing delivery in the future.