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Factors influencing the construction project success rates of Reconstruction Development Programme (RDP) housing projects in the Eastern Cape : a quality perspective : a census study

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dc.contributor.advisor Garbharran, Hari Lall
dc.contributor.advisor Singh, Shalini
dc.contributor.author Gabula, Zandisile Herbert
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-19T12:14:22Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-11T12:32:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-19
dc.identifier.other 437465
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/781
dc.description Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements of the Masters of Technology: Quality, Durban University of Technology, 2012. en_US
dc.description.abstract There were several problems facing Reconstruction and Development Programmes (RDP) housing projects caused by contractors using unskilled labour, misuse of funds, fraudulent claims, contractors asking for additional money or having left site. The overall scope of projects had no plan and no clear definition, poor project management and there was a lack of strategies to improve the quality of projects. This study recommends that it is imperative that project team members involved in the management of RDP housing projects have the necessary skills and level of education to execute their duties. Moreover, the Department of Housing and Local Government (DHLG) should draft a policy on Quality Management Systems (QMS)/good practices in respect of its project scope of works so that all stakeholders conform to the set standards. The people who are due to benefit from this housing are left in a state of despair, confusion and loss of hope from Government promises, with a subsequent increase in informal settlements. The aim of the study was to investigate factors influencing the success rate of RDP housing in the Eastern Cape. This case study employed a quantitative approach to collect data. Questionnaires were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics, namely, correlation t-test and Anova. The purposive sampling technique was used to select a sample size of 50 respondents from the Department of Housing and Local Government (DHLG) in the Eastern Cape Province. The advantage of this sampling technique is to reduce data to an intelligible and interpretable form so that the relationship between research problems can be studied and tested and conclusions drawn. The DHLG could significantly improve the quality management of low-cost homes if it adopts the Project Alignment Model. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation en_US
dc.format.extent 123 p. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Housing--South Africa--Eastern Cape en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Low-income housing--South Africa--Eastern Cape en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Urban poor--Services for--South Africa--Eastern Cape en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Economic development projects--South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Housing policy--South Africa--Eastern Cape en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Community development--South Africa--Eastern Cape en_US
dc.title Factors influencing the construction project success rates of Reconstruction Development Programme (RDP) housing projects in the Eastern Cape : a quality perspective : a census study en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.dut-rims.pubnum DUT-002138


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