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Housing in the Apartheid City of Former South Africa
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2012 (English)In: Izgradnja, Journal of the Association of Civil Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, Architects and Town Planners, Vol. 66, no 7-8, 349-355 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this chapter a description is given of the South African "Bantu" housing policy during the reign of the white minority regime. The racist character of apartheid housing and town planning is analysed. Motives are searched behind the various types of housing developed for blacks in urban areas. It is shown how South Africa in the 1950s, at the cost of a repressive system, became the only African country to eradicate the shanty towns. It is also shown why the shantytowns came back in the 1980s. A special analysis is made of South African housing as a result of modernist doctrines, and to what extent this doctrine contra-dicts the apartheid ideology of ‘separate development’.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Boegrad, Serbia: Izgradnja , 2012. Vol. 66, no 7-8, 349-355 p.
Keyword [en]
South Africa, housing, apartheid, modernism
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-107841OAI: diva2:578181

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