An analysis of the continued resurfacing of illegal backyard dwellings settlements : a case study of Mbare Residential Suburb in Harare

Chirowodza, Primrose (2018-03)

Thesis (MPhil)--Stellenbosch University 2018.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The spatial growth of irregular settlements in cities of less developed countries reflects increasing disparities in the distribution of wealth and resources. 25-70% of the urban population in African countries is living in irregular settlements, squatter settlements, unauthorised land development, rooms and flats of dilapidated buildings in city centre (Lasserve & Royston 2002). Even though massive destruction operations like Murambatsvina are being carried out in these African countries to mention just a few Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Malawi. These illegal structures are still mushrooming in African countries. This study seeks to find the underlying factors behind the continued resurfacing of these illegal dwellings in Mbare Harare. The study also looked at how migration and urbanisation determine the processes and affects informality in Zimbabwean.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die ruimtelike groei van onreëlmatigenedersettings in stede van minder ontwikkelde lande weerspieël toenemende ongelykhede in die verdeling van rykdom en hulpbronne. 25-70 % van die stedelike bevolking in Afrika-lande is wat in onreëlmatige nedersettings, plakkerskampe, ongemagtigde land ontwikkeling, kamers en woonstelle van vervalle geboue in die middestad (Lasserve & Royston 2002). Selfs al massiewe vernietiging bedrywighede soos Murambatsvina word uitgevoer in hierdie Afrika-lande net 'n paar Zimbabwe, Tanzaniëen Malawi te noem. Hierdieonwettigestrukture is nog steedssoospaddastoele in Afrika-lande .Hierdiestudiepoogom die onderliggendefaktorewatagter die voortgesettevernuwing van hierdieonwettigewonings in Mbare Harare tevind. Die studie het ookgekykna hoe migrasieenverstedelikingbepaal die prosesseen die invloedinformaliteit in Zimbabwe.

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