South Africa has a housing crisis, and informal settlements are a huge part of that crisis, explains Dr Warren Smit of the African Centre for Cities.
Improving safety is a key outcome of the South African policy on upgrading informal settlements. Yet little is known about the impact urban upgrading has on improving safety and reducing violence in these settlements. In this article, Dr Mercy Brown-Luthango from the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town shares preliminary findings from a research project […]
Dr Paula Meth is a lecturer in Town and Regional Planning at the University of Sheffield. Her research interests cover the areas of gender and violence, informal housing, crime management, inequality and injustice, governance, local politics and everyday power relations, all focusing on the global South, particularly South Africa,. Her current research focusses on the […]