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A socio-economic and land-use survey of Umzinto North

In 1974 the Town Board of Umzinto North was established which brought Park Rynie and Umzinto jointly under the local government of Umzinto North. The new status presented Indian administrators and local residents with considerable challenges.

A Socio-economic Study of a Site and Service Scheme in Durban (Tintown)

In 1959 the Durban City Council established a "site and service scheme" at Springfield Flats, on the southern bank of the Umgeni River, to provide alternative accommodation for Indian families whose illegal shacks had been declared a health hazard by the Medical Officer of Health.

LOW-COST HOUSING LOCATION IN SOUTH AFRICAN CITIES: EMPIRICAL FINDINGS ON COSTS AND BENEFITS

Low-cost housing delivery in South Africa is largely occurring at low densities on the urban peripheries where land is cheap, but where infrastructure and transport costs are often thought to be higher.

Globalisation and the African City: Touba, Abidjan and Durban

This paper is in essence the final chapter of a forthcoming book. It is preceded by a chapter more generally covering the post-colonial city in Africa. I take the view that the real historic break in urban development in Africa took place with the breakdown of modernist planning from the 1970s.

Public Housing and Patterns of Family Life: Indian Families in Metropolitan Durban

To speak of 'the family' and 'housing' is akin to speaking of 'the dancer' and 'the dance'. Their ties, their oneness, and their otherness are endless. In our experience they often seem one; in our thinking they can be separated and joined in endless patterns.

MAKING LOW-COST HOUSING PROJECTS MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN ETHEKWINI: WHAT ARE THE COSTS?

It has long been acknowledged and recognised that land use and transport impact on each other in a direct way, and that planning needs to be integrated to ensure sustainable and efficient development.

Rental Survey : Springfield

This report is based on the findings of a survey conducted in September and October 1971, to establish the social and economic circumstances of a sample of tenants of the Springfield sub-economic housing scheme....

Picture of Grey Street

Where East meets West, A scene in Grey Street one of the principle Indian shopping Centre in Durban

CLAIRWOOD ·. A SURVEY OF A COMMUNITY

If one were to drive to Clairwood on a Saturday morning and simply observe the street scenes, one would form a spectrum of impressions. Some people are shopping, others are taking a walk, or talking to friends, family or neighbours....

The South Coast Road Trading Area

During 1980, the Clairwood and District Residents' and Ratepayers' Association approached the Institute for Social and Economic Research with a view to undertaking an independent survey of the Clairwood residential area. Clairwood has been settled by Indians for close on a hundred years.

HOUSING CONDITIONS IN CHATSWORTH

Housing the Indian population of Durban has been a difficult and a contentious problem for a very long time. The reasons have been partly political (racial segregation) and partly economic (low incomes).

WE ARE THE POORS: COMMUNITY STRUGGLES IN POST-APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA

DRAWING EXTENSIVELY on his own experiences as a community activist in the greater Durban region of South Africa, Ashwin Desai provides an overview of changes in popular protest politics in South Africa in the post-apartheid era.

‘But We Were Thousands’: Dispossession, Resistance, Repossession and Repression in Mandela Park

This article seeks to give an outline of the key events in the unfolding struggle in Mandela Park, Cape Town, South Africa, against evictions and disconnections from water and electricity.

HOUSING ASPIRATIONS IN THE 'COLOURED' COMMUNITY OF DURBAN

Despite an increasing interest in the 'Coloured' community of Durban, especially in the area of social problems experienced, little has yet appeared relating to the aspirations of the community.

Golden Jubilee Brochure 1917 - 1967

This article was contributed by the late Mr. T. N. Bhoola just before his sudden demise . He was a leading businessman and often came into contact with Mr. C. N. Rana.

CRIMINAL VICTIMISATION AND HOUSING IN CATO MANOR

The Cato Manor area has a long history as a point of contention. The vibrant Indian and African community that had settled in the area was forcibly removed in 1955, and the land lay vacant for many years.

Perceptions and Practices Relevant to the Transmission of Plague, Leptospirosis and Toxoplasmosis

The area known as Cato Crest is one of six ‘informal’ settlements that comprises the community of Cato Manor, a community with a rich history. Cato Crest is located along the ridge or crest of Cato Manor.

THE PRESENT RESIDENTS OF CAT0 MANOR: GATHERED FRAGMENTS OF A DISPERSED COMMUNITY

Cato Manor is one of those places about which, and around about which, controversy has always appeared to rage.

Newspaper articles on Peter Brown

Newspaper cuttings on Peter Brown

THE INDIANS OF NATAL: RESISTANCE TO APARTHEID, 1971-1985

This thesis highlights the ebbs and flows of the Indian minority's struggles against the systematic and unjust segregation of mankind along racial lines. Their courage and principled resistance as well as their fears as a minority during the period of 1971 to 1985, are captured in this study.

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