‘Cape Town Knows, but She Forgets’: Segregation and the Making of a Housing Crisis during the First Half of the 20th Century (2018)

Wayne Dooling Journal of Southern African Studies, 44 (6). pp. 1057-1076. OpenAccess version here. The city of Cape Town experienced a severe housing crisis during the first half of the 20th century, the immediate origins of which were to be found in demographic growth fuelled by natural increase as well as inward migration. The deeperContinue reading “‘Cape Town Knows, but She Forgets’: Segregation and the Making of a Housing Crisis during the First Half of the 20th Century (2018)”

Housing, planning and urban health: Historical and current perspectives from South Africa (2020)

Job Gbadegesin, Michael Pienaar, Lochner Marais Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series | Volume 48: Issue 48 OpenAccess article here. Globally, policymakers often describe informal settlements and slums in terms of health problems. In this paper we trace the way housing and planning have been linked to health concerns in the history of South Africa and we assessContinue reading “Housing, planning and urban health: Historical and current perspectives from South Africa (2020)”

A Century of South African Housing Acts 1920–2020 (2020)

Alan Mabin Urban Forum volume 31, pages453–472 OpenAccess Article available here. A century ago, South Africa’s first national scheme for financing public housing passed into law. The Housing Act, number 35 of 1920, created a fund administered by a Central Housing Board, from which municipalities could borrow to support construction of houses at a lower interest rate thanContinue reading “A Century of South African Housing Acts 1920–2020 (2020)”

Historical origins of persistent inequality in Nigeria (2016)

Belinda Archibong “Horizontal inequality by ethnic group has remained remarkably persistent for wealth, education, and access to certain services in Nigeria. While significant gains in the reduction of inequality and improvement in access have been made for more locally administered services, outcomes are stickier and largely divergent for wealth, education, and historically federally administered servicesContinue reading “Historical origins of persistent inequality in Nigeria (2016)”

“Historical Analysis of Educational Policies in Nigeria: Trends and Implications” (2018)

B. Daniel-Kalio International Journal of Scientific Research in Education, 11(2), 247-264. “After a critical review of relevant literature, examination of education ordinances and codes, National Policy documents and relevant documents of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the paper showed that different educational policies have been formulated since the colonial era to date. The paper reviewedContinue reading ““Historical Analysis of Educational Policies in Nigeria: Trends and Implications” (2018)”

History, Historians and Development Policy: A Necessary Dialogue (2011)

Editors: C. A. Bayly, Vijayendra Rao, Simon Szreter, and Michael Woolcock The substantive and methodological contributions of professional historians to development policy debates was marginal, whether because of the dominance of economists or the inability of historians to contribute. There are broadly three ways in which history matters for development policy. These include insistence on the methodological principles ofContinue reading “History, Historians and Development Policy: A Necessary Dialogue (2011)”

History and Identity in the Construction of China’s Africa Policy (2008)

Chris Alden  & Cristina Alves Published in the Review of African Political Economy Volume 35 – Issue 115 Abstract One of the most notable features of the forging of China’s new activist foreign policy towards Africa is its emphasis on the historical context of the relationship. These invocations of the past, stretching back to the 15th century but rifeContinue reading “History and Identity in the Construction of China’s Africa Policy (2008)”