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dc.contributor.advisor Tsheola, J. P. Lukhele, Themba Mfanafuthi 2016-12-15T12:48:06Z 2016-12-15T12:48:06Z 2015
dc.description Thesis (M.Dev.) --University of Limpopo, 2015 en_US
dc.description.abstract One of the fundamental challenges facing post-apartheid South Africa’s urban settlement planning has been the requirement for social cohesion. For this reason, urban transformation interventions involved the construction of mixed-income housing, wherein social cohesion among low- and middle-income households could be enforced. Far from rhetoric and the drift of middle-income households into cities that were previously the preserves for white people, urban South Africa remains deeply segregated. It is against this background that the study assessed the determinants of the manifestation of social cohesion in the Serala View residential area, which consists of diverse races and different socio-economic classes. The study is in a form of a case study, and has adopted the normative together with the historical research design. The study used both primary and secondary data to complement each other. These data is both qualitative and quantitative. A questionnaire was used to collect data from the purposively sampled respondents, and an interview schedule was used to solicit data from the key informants. The International Business Machine-Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (IBM-SPSS) version 22 software was use for analysis, with which a non-parametric t-test was conducted to determine the intensity of the respondents on the different dimensions of social cohesion. Analysis results reveal there are three typologies of mixed-income housing, which are generally recognized in urban areas of many countries, and that the Serala View is a Gated Townhouse Complex typology. Importantly, this typology is mainly identified by six physical characteristics, which are central in determining the manifestations of social cohesion in the gated townhouse complex typology. Importantly, target hardening, which refers to security measures, is considered to be the most important aspect in Serala View residential development. From the analyses and interpretation of the theoretical and empirical evidence, the dissertation concludes that the contributions of mixed-income housing towards social cohesion are mixed and non-straightforward. However, there is theoretical validity of the notion that such an approach could cultivate social cohesion among different socio-economic classes. Results from Serala View Residential area largely confirm this theoretical positioning. This dissertation concedes that implementation discrepancies could be the real elephant in the room, rather than the fault of the idea itself. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation (NRF) en_US
dc.format.extent xvii, 186 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
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dc.subject Mixed-income housing en_US
dc.subject Social cohesion en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Urban economics en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rural-urban migration -- South Africa en_US
dc.title The contribution of mixed-income housing towards social cohesion in Serala View Residential Development,Polokwane City, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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