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Swart stedelike behuisingsverskaffing in Suid-Afrika, ca. 1923 - 1948: “wanneer meer minder kos” - finansiële verliese versus welsyns- en gesondheidswinste.

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dc.contributor.author Sevenhuysen, K
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-24T07:21:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-24T07:21:56Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Sevenhuysen, K. 2012. Swart stedelike behuisingsverskaffing in Suid-Afrika, ca. 1923 - 1948: “wanneer meer minder kos” - finansiële verliese versus welsyns- en gesondheidswinste. New Contree : A journal of Historical and Human Sciences for Southern Africa. 64:105-129, Jul. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/4969] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0379-9867
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7020
dc.description.abstract Since 1923, urban local authorities in South Africa were legally obliged to provide housing to urban black workers within their areas of jurisdiction. Urban black workers were “cheap” workers, resulting in local authorities to be confronted by financial obligations and problems, which completely overwhelmed them. Therefore, many authorities neglected their housing obligations and unhygienic conditions, and slums were a common sight in urban black townships. This was detrimental to the health of black workers as well as their white co-workers. Furthermore, this situation affected the economy negatively, as well as the relationships between whites and blacks. This article investigates the housing and financial legislation urban local authorities had to comply with in order to provide urban blacks with housing; the assistance, if any, that local authorities received from the central authority (state); the financial implications if local authorities fulfilled their obligations; and the eventual profits and losses this fulfilment held for such local authorities and the black inhabitants in their municipal townships. The actions of the Port Elizabeth local authority will be discussed as a case-study: this authority managed, despite enormous financial losses, to fulfil their obligations, resulting in the realisation that more actually cost less, and that financial losses resulted in lasting social and health gains. en_US
dc.language.iso other en_US
dc.publisher School for Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University en_US
dc.subject Black urban housing en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Port Elizabeth en_US
dc.subject Cost of housing en_US
dc.subject Financial obligations and cost of black housing en_US
dc.subject Urban black townships en_US
dc.subject Relationship between central and local authorities en_US
dc.subject Social and health advantages of proper housing en_US
dc.subject Paternalism en_US
dc.title Swart stedelike behuisingsverskaffing in Suid-Afrika, ca. 1923 - 1948: “wanneer meer minder kos” - finansiële verliese versus welsyns- en gesondheidswinste. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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