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Analysis Of The Impediments To The Realisation Of The Right To Access To Adequate Housing In South Africa

Katlego Mashiane
Kola O. Odeku


In South Africa, the right to access to adequate housing is one of the socio-economic rights guaranteed in the 1996 Constitution and every citizen is entitled to this right. Legislation and policies were enacted to realise and fulfil the constitutional mandate of  providing access to adequate housing to the poor, disadvantaged, and the vulnerable people in the country. Government is mandated under the Constitution to provide and deliver adequate housing to needy citizens. Those entrusted with the responsibility to deliver adequate housing should do the right thing and be corrupt free. This article seeks to analyse the impediments to the realisation of adequate housing guaranteed in the Constitution. To address this problem, the article sourced and used qualitative literature review research approach such as journal articles, government policies to address the problem. The paper found that corruption, nepotism and maladministration are impediments to the realisation of the right to access to adequate housing by the poor, indigents and vulnerable people. It was recommended that there should be proper oversight and that corrupt officials should be brought to justice.

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eISSN: 1726-3700
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