Social Rental Flats: Perceptions of Emerald Sky Tenants, East London Eastern Cape

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Thandeka Khowa
Sandiso Vunukwa
Sesethu Mdekazi


The right to sufficient housing was established for the first time in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, time and experience have demonstrated that achieving this correctly is tough. Social housing can take the shape of purchased and restored flats, homes, or townhouses on Greenfield, infill, or inner-city blocks. The study's goal was to determine if social housing rental apartments in East London were cheap for low-income households and whether tenants were pleased with the administration of the flats (Emerald Flats). The study's aims were to determine if rental flats in social housing are a viable alternative for the low-income class, to examine the renters' socioeconomic situations, and to determine how residents feel about the social housing rental flats. This research assessed the affordability, administration, and safety of social housing rental units. Emerald Sky Social Housing served as the research study location. This study employed a quantitative strategy, with structured questionnaire surveys serving as the quantitative research approach. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 25 was used for the statistical analysis. The study's major findings indicated that respondents in social renting apartments were unable to afford rent and their monthly utilities. The study findings present various challenges that are faced by social house rentals in Emerald Sky.

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Khowa, T., Vunukwa, S., & Mdekazi, S. (2023). Social Rental Flats: Perceptions of Emerald Sky Tenants, East London Eastern Cape. African Journal of Governance & Development, 11(2), 457-478.