A co-production model for the South African housing sector

Africa's Public Service Delivery and Performance Review

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Title A co-production model for the South African housing sector
Creator Maila, Hlengiwe P. Malan, Lianne P. Mazenda, Adrino
Subject Public Administration and Management; hybridity governance co-production; collaboration; public participation; public housing delivery; human settlements delivery.
Description Background: The public housing delivery practices in South Africa are fragmented, resulting in various outcomes concerning housing delivery. There is a pressing need to overhaul public housing delivery that puts citizens at the core of the delivery process.Aim: The current state-led model of delivering housing is not effective and by design, the model for housing delivery should include the participation of beneficiaries. The aim was to develop a co-production model for housing delivery.Setting: The article focused on the housing sector in South Africa.Methods: A qualitative research approach and grounded theory as research design was used. Instruments were document analysis and semi-structured interviews with participants who are stakeholders in housing co-production. Data collected was analysed through inductive thematic analysis.Results: The results suggested a self-reliant approach to housing delivery, which is demand driven with the state as a facilitator and not the provider of housing. The model for housing should have a component that does not perpetuate a culture of dependency and entitlement but promotes the concept of co-production.Conclusion: The article explored the possibility of introducing a co-production model for housing delivery model in South Africa. It was established that the role of government must shift to that of an enabler and facilitator instead of a provider of housing.Contribution: This proposed model contributes towards the body of knowledge in terms of promoting public service delivery and performance (in this instance in the housing sector) in South Africa as a country situated in Africa.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2024-04-10
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/apsdpr.v12i1.800
Source Africa’s Public Service Delivery & Performance Review; Vol 12, No 1 (2024); 12 pages 2310-2152 2310-2195
Language eng
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Coverage South Africa 2020 - 2023 Government and non governmental organisation officials between the ages of 20 - 60
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