Lené Le Roux

Lené Le Roux is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University…

About Me

Lené Le Roux is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma in the United States. Trained as an urban planner, her research interests include southern urban theory, place and place-claiming, critical pedagogy and South African cities

The tensions of spatial justice in the progressive realisation of housing rights in South Africa.
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The tensions of spatial justice in the progressive realisation of housing rights in South Africa.

A recent Tweet [1] about the injustice of the rental housing stock in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, had me revisit my understanding of South Africa’s housing conundrum. My early career passion on urban slums and city spatial planning threw me into the abyss of just how difficult it is to provide dignified housing for all. Without […]