Research outputs

Access is provided to research outputs generated by HSRC researchers since 2000. All research outputs are provided free of charge to the public, with the exception of confidential reports. Where possible the full-text is provided for immediate download. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of an output which is not immediately available for download, please contact the Digital Curation Team at researchoutputs@hsrc.ac.za.

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2020 Access to and satisfaction with basic services in informal settlements: results from a baseline assessment survey

: Subjective responses of satisfaction with basic services delivery is an indicator of service delivery performance. This study provides an ...

2020 Getting urban density to work in informal settlements in Africa

The drawbacks of crowded informal settlements stand in stark contrast to the theoretical promise that urban density is the key to building m...

2020 Upgrading dense informal settlements by building upwards: lessons from an informal settlement in Durban, South Africa

Approximately 287 000 households live in 581 informal settlements across eThekwini Municipality and the numbers are growing. This translates...

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2020 Community leaders as intermediaries: how everyday practices create and sustain leadership in five informal settlements in Cape Town

Community leaders are expected to navigate different social and institutional contexts, but they must do so without the direction, authority...