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Research data

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2014 Linking universities and marginalised communities: South African case studies of innovation focused on livelihoods in informal settings

The project aims to make a conceptual and methodological contribution to research on innovation, development and higher education. It challe...

2013 Ring of fire: socially perceived necessities in informal urban settlements in South Africa

This paper explores which items people living in South African informal urban settlements regard as essential for an acceptable standard of ...

2011 From informal settlements to brick structures: housing trends in post-apartheid South Africa

The housing subsidy scheme implemented since 1994 has changed the housing landscape and adequately sheltered more than 2.8 million household...