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dc.contributor.authorKarusseit, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorGibberd, Amanda
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-18T09:17:07Z
dc.date.available2017-09-18T09:17:07Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationKarusseit, C., & Gibberd, A. (2009). Towards inclusion: a critical appraisal of legislation and the South African Standard, Part S. Acta Structilia: Journal for the Physical and Development Sciences, 16(1), 65-81.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1023-0564 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0487 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/6925
dc.description.abstractEnglish: Since the demise of apartheid in 1994 South Africa has undergone tremendous transformation, both political and societal. Evidence of this is the constitution, which was adopted in 1996 and is considered to be one of the most progressive in the world. Its essence is rooted in the qualities of equality and diversity. Yet, despite the inclusive nature of changes made to the constitution and related legislation, the South African Standard (SABS 0400), in particular Part S ‘Facilities for disabled persons’, remains a discouragingly exclusive document. This article documents the inclusive nature of South Africa’s new constitution and related legislation against which context Part S of SABS 0400 is critically appraised. Research is conducted by means of a literature review, an interview with the South African National Standard (SANS) technical advisor and questionnaires; thereafter, the pertinent documentation is critically analysed. Finally, recommendations are made in an endeavour to achieve a built environment that is rightly inclusive.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAfrikaans: Sedert die opheffing van apartheid in 1994 het Suid-Afrika geweldige transformasie ondergaan. Die grondwet, wat in 1996 aangeneem is en wat as een van die mees progressiewe grondwette in die wêreld beskou word, is ’n bewys van hierdie transformasie. Die grondwet se essensie is gewortel in gelykheid en diversiteit. Ten spyte van die inklusiewe karakter van die veranderinge wat aan die grondwet en verwante wetgewing aangebring is, bly die Suid-Afrikaanse Standaard (SABS 0400), veral Deel S ‘Fasiliteite vir gestremde persone’, nietemin ’n ontmoedigend eksklusiewe dokument. Hierdie artikel dokumenteer die inklusiewe aard van SuidAfrika se nuwe grondwet, asook verwante wetgewing. Deel S van die SABS 0400 word binne hierdie konteks krities beoordeel. Narvorsing is gedoen deur middel van ’n literatuurstudie, vraelyste, en ’n onderhoud met die tegniese raadgewer van die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Standaard (SANS); hierna is die pertinente dokumentasie geanaliseer. Laastens word aanbevelings gemaak in ’n poging om ’n bou-omgewing wat waarlik inklusief is, daar te stel.af
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectConstitutionen_ZA
dc.subjectLegislationen_ZA
dc.subjectBuilding standardsen_ZA
dc.subjectInclusive environmentsen_ZA
dc.titleTowards inclusion: a critical appraisal of legislation and the South African Standard, Part Sen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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