Recent Submissions

  • Housing and child health in South Africa: the value of longitudinal research 

    Chatindiara, Kenneth (University of the Free State, 2022-02)
    Research investigating the link between housing and health often produces mixed results. It does not always prove that good housing improves health. The results suggest a complex set of factors play a role, and the findings ...
  • Housing and child health in South Africa: the value of longitudinal research 

    Chatindiara, Kenneth; Marais, Lochner; Cloete, Jan (MDPI, 2022)
    Research investigating the link between housing and health often produces mixed results. It does not always prove that good housing improves health. The results suggest a complex set of factors play a role, and the findings ...
  • Economic transitions in South Africa's secondary cities: governing mine closures 

    Marais, Lochner; Nel, Verna; Rani, Kholisa; Van Rooyen, Deidre; Sesele, Kentse; Van der Watt, Phia; Du Plessis, Lyndon (Cogitatio, 2021)
    Many South African secondary cities depend on a single economic sector, often mining or manufacturing. This makes them vulnerable to economic change and national decision‐making. We describe change in three secondary ...
  • State involvement in self-help housing: reflections from the Free State 

    Ntema, John; Marais, Lochner (University of the Free State, 2010)
    English: When John Turner forwarded his theories on self-help housing, he emphasised the concept of dweller control and argued that the state should not be involved in housing construction processes. Although there was ...
  • An evaluation of a family support programme in the southern Free State 

    Marais, Lochner; Ingle, Mark; Skinner, Donald; Sigenu, Kholisa (University of the Free State, 2012)
    English: This article details the evaluation of an NGO Family Support Programme (FSP) that was implemented in the southern Free State’s Kopanong local municipality. The FSP is primarily aimed at strengthening Early Childhood ...