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Litheko, Olebogeng (author), Marais, Lochner (author), Hoekstra, J.S.C.M. (author), Cloete, Jan (author), Lenka, Molefi (author)
Asset-building policies are used worldwide to reduce state welfare commitments. In the Global South, including South Africa, asset-based housing development is thought to help reduce poverty. This study investigated asset building and homeownership in a sample of South Africa’s emerging black middle class. Interviews with 244 black middle-class...
journal article 2019
Marais, Lochner (author), Hoekstra, J.S.C.M. (author), Napier, Mark (author), Cloete, Jan (author), Lenka, Molefi (author)
Under apartheid, black African households could not own land or homes in most<br/>major urban centres in South Africa. This limited residential mobility and locked many households into state rental accommodation in townships. Homeownership for all South Africans was restored in the mid-1980 s and the Group Areas Act was repealed in 1991.<br/...
journal article 2018
Hoekstra, J.S.C.M. (author), Marais, L (author)
Subsidised housing often creates a segmented housing market, with some home owners falling into a gap between the subsidised and non-subsidised types. This gap particularly affects middle-income buyers, whose income may be too high to qualify for subsidy but too low to buy a non-subsidised house. Western Europe has policies and affordable...
journal article 2016