Census 2011 reveals boom in backyard shacks: HSRC Review

Jackie Borel-Saladin and Ivan Turok┬ádiscuss trends in housing and urbanisation revealed by the latest Census 2011 statistics. One of the interesting trends to emerge within the overall picture of rapid urbanisation in the major cities is the sharp growth in backyard shacks. These, often vulnerable, households are not typically provided with access to basic services. The result is that existing service delivery is overwhelmed by the additional demand from these households that it was not designed or resourced to meet…. Read moreCensus 2011 reveals boom in backyard shacks: HSRC Review