Public housing projects have been controversial for decades in countries around the world. But an informal settlement in Cape Town, South Africa, could serve as a guide for other countries experimenting with community-driven development, an alternative approach to public housing.
Sep 19, 2014 | The RAND Blog
The government's plan to replace cardboard shacks with cement houses may not be the only route to easing South Africa's housing woes. Increasingly, academic researchers, non-governmental organizations, and private companies are demonstrating pragmatic, low-cost, alternatives.
Jul 10, 2014 | The RAND Blog
While much has changed in South Africa since the end of apartheid 20 years ago, many challenges remain, including the developing nation's dire need for housing.
May 7, 2014 | The RAND Blog