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Title: Efficacy of innovative technologies in subsidised housing in South Africa: A case study
Authors: Van Wyk, L
Keywords: Innovative technologies
Subsidised housing
Housing
CSIR Conference 2010
Millennium development goals
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Citation: Van Wyk, L. 2010. Efficacy of innovative technologies in subsidised housing in South Africa: A case study. CSIR 3rd Biennial Conference 2010. Science Real and Relevant, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pertoria 30 August – 01 September 2010, South Africa, pp 9
Abstract: The Millennium Development Goals are the world’s targets for addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions – income poverty, hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter, and exclusion – while promoting gender equality, education and environmental sustainability. Regrettably the number of people living in slums and slum-like conditions in the world’s cities is growing, and in many instances, the quality of existing shelters is “deteriorating” (UNDP 2005:2). Progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals has been slow in sub-Saharan Africa: one of the reasons for this is the “very slow diffusion of technology from abroad” (UNDP 2005:148). An essential priority for African economic development therefore is to mobilise science and technology targeted at Africa’s specific ecological challenges, i.e., food, disease, nutrition, construction, and energy (UNDP 2005:156).
Description: CSIR 3rd Biennial Conference 2010. Science Real and Relevant, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pertoria 30 August – 01 September 2010, South Africa
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4249
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