Ruth Massey

Ruth Massey
University of the Free State | ufs · Department of Geography

BA Hons, MSc, PhD

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Although the quality of teaching and learning of geography in many schools is worrying, another more basic problem is that of teachers lacking basic resources to use in their classrooms. Higher education institutions are expected to engage with and be of service to society and its needs. The Green Box Project is reported on as a practical and susta...
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Apartheid planning left South Africa with a distinctive spatial legacy. In ux control, forced removals and channelled urbanisation were instrumental in preventing blacks from living in the core urban areas of South Africa. R293 towns were created expressly to channel black urbanisation away from the core urban areas to these ‘displaced settlements’...
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Nearly 70 % of sub-Saharan Africa’s urban population live in informal settlements and populations are expected to double by 2030. Based on the constitutional right to adequate housing and growing public pressure and dissent, the South African government has begun a process of large-scale formalisation through the provision of housing and infrastruc...
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Africa is currently 40 % urbanised with 414 million African people living in towns and cities across the continent. This is set to grow dramatically over the next decade. Africa’s Urban Revolution (edited by Susan Parnell and Edgar Pieterse) has arrived at a time when we must ask some tough questions about African urbanisation: what will we do with...
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The South African National Department of Housing’s ‘Breaking New Ground: A Comprehensive Plan for the Creation of Sustainable Human Settlements’ was released in 2004. This policy directive acknowledged that informal settlements had grown significantly since 1994. It resulted in the development and implementation of the informal settlement upgrading...
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In his 2001 State of the Nation address former President Mbeki announced the launch of the Urban Renewal Programme (URP) as an area-based approach which would form part of a 10 years initiative to address poverty and underdevelopment in targeted areas. It had a specific emphasis on improving joint government planning and implementation. Townships w...

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