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1. Kotane, Joseph Magole. Public service delivery in the Gauteng Province : the case of housing development in Braamfischerville, Soweto, South Africa.

Degree: 2016, University of South Africa

The purpose of this study is to investigate and explore the challenges and problems experienced by the residents of Braamfischerville, related to the provision of housing, including the provision of services such as adequate water and electricity and roads in the study area. The research focused largely on how the challenges and problems related to housing affect the lives of the residents, socially and economically. It seems these houses were designed for people who are single and young, and will never grow and have families of their own. When considering the size of these houses, it becomes clear that they do not cater for larger families. The quality of the housing units in this area is of very poor standard. The mixed research methods are used to collect the primary data for this study. The use of both quantitative and qualitative methods are deemed most appropriate for this research study, as most researchers regard them as best methods in answering the research questions. Mixed approaches are also important in identifying issues, factors and relevant questions which can become the focus of a quantitative. The use of mixed methods has the assumption that both approaches can complement each other and help in avoiding unnecessary shortcomings. The findings revealed that the size of the RDP houses was not suitable to accommodate most of the residents in this area. The problem was caused by poor housing designs which resulted in very small, overcrowded RDP houses. Most of the RDP housing units are defective, mainly caused by the use of poor building materials and it was also found out that unemployment was a major challenge in Braamfischerville. The state has not managed to create jobs for the community of this area. It has become very difficult for these people to make improvements to and maintain their RDP houses. Provision of basic services such as water and electricity was found to be in order. The roads in Braamfischerville were found to be in very poor conditions. And that has negatively affected the socio-economic activities in the area. Finally, the land where this settlement has been established, was found to be inadequate. The area is situated very far from the places of employment and other facilities. Several houses were built on damp areas, flooding areas and on the wetlands. These houses are said to pose a serious danger to the occupants. Advisors/Committee Members: Mini, S. E (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Housing quality; Right to housing; Provision of Basic services; Braamfischerville; Beneficiaries

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APA (6th Edition):

Kotane, J. M. (2016). Public service delivery in the Gauteng Province : the case of housing development in Braamfischerville, Soweto, South Africa. (Masters Thesis). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/21726

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Kotane, Joseph Magole. “Public service delivery in the Gauteng Province : the case of housing development in Braamfischerville, Soweto, South Africa.” 2016. Masters Thesis, University of South Africa. Accessed March 19, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/21726.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Kotane, Joseph Magole. “Public service delivery in the Gauteng Province : the case of housing development in Braamfischerville, Soweto, South Africa.” 2016. Web. 19 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Kotane JM. Public service delivery in the Gauteng Province : the case of housing development in Braamfischerville, Soweto, South Africa. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of South Africa; 2016. [cited 2019 Mar 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/21726.

Council of Science Editors:

Kotane JM. Public service delivery in the Gauteng Province : the case of housing development in Braamfischerville, Soweto, South Africa. [Masters Thesis]. University of South Africa; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/21726


University of South Africa

2. Rahim, Haseena. The social and economic effects of the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) in the Gauteng Province .

Degree: 2014, University of South Africa

This study aimed at examining the social and economic effects of the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit system (BRT) on various stakeholders in Johannesburg. The objective of the study was to investigate the effect the Rea Vaya has had on users and non-users of the Rea Vaya system. The findings of this study suggest that the Rea Vaya is beneficial in that it provides an option in modes of transport for commuters, particularly for people who were historically disadvantaged and were not permitted to reside in the city during the apartheid era. BRT systems are designed to provide a safe, reliable and accessible public transport system. The Rea Vaya system is aimed at providing better public transport, reducing congestion, on public roads, improving the roads and creating jobs. The findings have shown that the Rea Vaya has not been successful in meeting all its aims. The Rea Vaya has not managed to provide an accessible transport system thus far. Traffic in the inner city has not been reduced as a modal shift has not yet occurred. Since the inception of the Rea Vaya system there has been resistance from the Taxi Industry. Despite negotiations and attempts made by the Municipality of the City of Johannesburg to include the Taxi Industry in the Rea Vaya system, by making them shareholders of the system, the findings presented affirms that there is still resentment and resistance from the Taxi Industry towards the Rea Vaya system. The loss of revenue since the introduction of the Rea Vaya has caused a challenge for Taxi owners. Not only is it alleged that the Rea Vaya has affected the Taxi Industry, but the Rea Vaya infrastructure has caused a number of problems for private car users in the City. Private car users are inconvenienced by the designated bus lanes and lack of road signage in the city. These conclusions affirm that the Rea Vaya is not beneficial to all stakeholders in the City of Johannesburg. The experiences and opinions of users and non-users suggest that the system has a number of deficiencies. However some users of the system have benefited socially and economically. For some of the users the Rea Vaya has created a few opportunities; however the poor customer service from bus drivers and station staff was seen as a setback. Transit Orientated development in Johannesburg has not yet taken off. The government’s attempts to create mixed land use through the implementation of corridors of freedom are in its infant stages. Businesses across the Rea Vaya station found the Rea Vaya to have both positive and negative effects on their businesses. Some businesses found that the development of stations have added aesthetic value, however due to the frequency of Rea Vaya buses at stations, commuters would not wait for long periods of time and this resulted in fewer customers for businesses across the Rea Vaya station. The Rea Vaya system has provided a safe and reliable transport system in Johannesburg. However, the system is in its infant stages and has a number of deficiencies as presented in the findings of this study. Advisors/Committee Members: Mini, S. E (advisor), Viljoen, G. A (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Bus rapid transit; Public transport; Accessibility; Sustainable transport; Development; Taxi industry; Johannesburg; Transport geography; Rea Vaya

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APA (6th Edition):

Rahim, H. (2014). The social and economic effects of the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) in the Gauteng Province . (Masters Thesis). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13753

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Rahim, Haseena. “The social and economic effects of the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) in the Gauteng Province .” 2014. Masters Thesis, University of South Africa. Accessed March 19, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13753.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Rahim, Haseena. “The social and economic effects of the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) in the Gauteng Province .” 2014. Web. 19 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Rahim H. The social and economic effects of the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) in the Gauteng Province . [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of South Africa; 2014. [cited 2019 Mar 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13753.

Council of Science Editors:

Rahim H. The social and economic effects of the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) in the Gauteng Province . [Masters Thesis]. University of South Africa; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13753

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