Globally the developing world is characterized by large inflows of people into urban areas giving rise to large informal settlements. In South Africa government estimates that around 10% of South Africa’s 51-million people live in un-proclaimed urban informal settlements. This equates to more than 5,1-million households. In May 2010, the President’s Coordinating Council estimated that South Africa has a housing backlog of 2,1-million housing units, affecting 12-million people in 2700 informal settlements… (more)

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