Current Status and Future of Social Housing in South Africa

Critically evaluate both the current status and the future of social housing in South Africa.

“Present housing policies can be criticized for paying undue priority to new refugees living in informal settlements while struggling to meet the housing needs of colored people and Africans born and raised in apartheid-era townships.”

“On the other hand, the middle classes of townships and wealthy suburbs are opposed to the development of affordable housing next to their communities. The above are concerned with affordable housing and informal arrangements would adversely impact the market value of their homes.”

Are the guiding statements above describing socio-economic and political inequalities correctly? What changes would you suggest for South African housing policy?