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Analysis of the living conditions at eZakheleni informal settlement of Durban : implications for community revitalization in South Africa.

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posted on 2023-02-21, 10:51 authored by Busisiwe Nkonki-Mandleni, Abiodun Olusola Omotayo, David Ikponmwosa Ighodaro, Samuel Babatunde Agbola

This study investigated the living conditions of the eZakheleni informal settlement, Durban metropolis of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. The utilized data were collected with the use of a well-structured questionnaire through a multistage sampling of 255 households. The descriptive results indicated low levels of educational attainment, a large number of female-headed households, high unemployment rates, inadequate sources of income, the poor security and low government intervention programmes. The results of inferential analysis indicate that factors such as water accessibility, toilet accessibility, years of working experience, food security status, educational status and access to good health were the significant factors that were key to improving the living conditions of the residents in the study area. The study therefore concluded that education, basic housing services (water accessibility, toilet accessibility), food security, working experience, social connectivity and health are key contributors to households’ living condition in the study area and recommended several future research and policy directions which could improve the living conditions of the informal settlement. 


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