The Reconstruction and Development Programme in South Africa came into existence to provide housing to the poor. It seems that it is not always as clear cut as that. Many other factors also need some consideration to make the developments viable and sustainable. The aim of the treatise is firstly to look at the current RDP system and its functions. Secondly, to consider factors like socio-economic sustainability, the short and long term effects that the current designs have and also to look at different building methods like prefabricated housing. Thirdly, to look at the role players of the developments and to establish what their responsibilities are and if it needs improvement. The backlog of housing is not only the result of the lack of funds, but management of the developments and funds form part of the responsibilities of the role players. And lastly to look at the current challenges the system faces and how to overcome it.
Thesis (BSc. (Hons)(Quantity Surveying))--University of Pretoria, 2009.