Namibia

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ELEMENTS OF CONTEXT

HISTORY

DEMOGRAPHY

SOCIO-ECONOMICAL CONTEXT

HABITAT

HISTORY OF CITIES – HERITAGE

URBAN HOUSING

Housing, especially in urban areas in Namibia has been a thorny issue, with only the minority elites able to acquire land and formal houses. This situation has been aggravated by land scarcity, rural-urban migration, while others blame it on the slow delivery of serviced land by municipalities. Before independence, according to Mrs Muller (NHAG), there were neither corrugated iron shacks nor matchbox shacks behind houses in Windhoek.

RURAL HOUSING

RIGHT TO HOUSING

FORCED EVICTION

LAND RIGHTS

LAND GRABBING

VULNERABLE GROUPS

  • Homelessness
  • Joungpeople
  • Old people
  • Women

SOME INTERESTING PRACTICES

  • Housing Ombudsman : In 2012, for the first time, the Ombudsman of Namibia habitat has used his constitutional power to oppose an eviction follows the unpaid rent. The Ombudsman questioned the procedure for default judgment and writ of execution. (in The Namibian)

Social and economic aspects

HOUSING MARKET

QUALITY OF HOUSING

INFORMAL HOUSING / SLUM / HOMELESS

ROLE OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

Cultural aspects – Religious – Symbolic

Environmental aspects

Bibliography & Sitography

MAJOR PROBLEMS BY CIVIL SOCIETY

CLAIMS MAJOR CIVIL SOCIETY

CIVIL SOCIETY ACTORS

  • NAMIBIA HOUSING ACTION GROUP = a non-governmental organization (NGO) formed in 1992 to assist low-income housing groups. They work over the years to help poor household improve their conditions and gain access to basic infrastructure, including sanitary and housing. Contact them 1 or Contact them 2 or via Homeless International website
  • SHACK DWELLERS FEDERATION OF NAMIBIA – SDFN = a network of savings groups comprising poor communities. Informal settlements in Namibia have been organizing savings groups since 1987, but it was not until 1998 that the savings groups since came togheter as a national network to form SDFN. They work over the years to help poor household improve their conditions and gain access to basic infrastructure, including sanitary and housing. via Facebook or via Homeless International website

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