Do Informal Land Markets Work for Poor People? An assessment of three metropolitan cities in South Africa - Synthesis Report

Colin Marx
PDF, 2007

This research project investigated the extra-legal ways in which poor people access, trade and hold urban land in different types of settlements in the three South African metropolitan areas of Cape Town, Ekurhuleni and eThekwini. The types of settlements examined through a case study approach were informal settlements, recently allocated Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) housing projects, backyard shacks, an area under a traditional authority and an area of local council housing.

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