Mine Housing, Assets and Informality in Rustenburg: Implications of Mine Closure builds on two themes from previous chapters: mine closure
and inequalities. By the early 1990s, mining companies had stopped providing housing. Instead, the mines started paying a “clean wage,” which enabled employees to provide housing for themselves. This approach had unintended consequences, such as the growth of informal settlements, urban sprawl and poor access to services. The chapter investigates how mining policy and local government responses have created housing and service delivery problems in Rustenburg. It pays particular attention to the reasons for informal settlement development, fragmented planning and service delivery problems as experienced by residents.
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Marais, L., Ntema, J., Cloete, J. and Lenka, M. (2021). Mine housing, assets and informality in Rustenburg: Implications of mine closure. In Mining and community in the South African platinum belt: A decade after Marikana (pp. 141-158). Nova Science Publishers, New York.