Housing satisfaction and quality of life in RDP houses in Braamfischerville, Soweto: A South African case study

Raeesa Moolla, Nico Kotze, Liz Block
2011 Urbani Izziv  
The African National Congress (ANC) government initiated the building of Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) housing units in order to provide housing to the previously disadvantaged and to address the severe housing backlog that has developed in South Africa in recent years. However, in spite of the good intentions, there has been profound criticism with regard to the inferior building standards and quality of these housing units, as well as the lack of services and amenities in
more » ... nd amenities in these development projects. The research for this paper was conducted in 2008. The residents of the Braamfischerville area in Soweto were chosen as sample respondents. Aspects such as demographic data, monthly income and monthly expenses were ascertained for each household using a systematic questionnaire. The level of satisfaction with regard to specific housing attributes such as the house itself, windows, doors, the roof and so on was rated using a five-point Likert Scale and determined from interviews. It was also found that residents identified proximity to basic services and amenities as being
doi:10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2011-22-01-005 fatcat:buxe4fsbffel3e2q2a7vli5k2u