The determinants of effective and efficient land development and delivery system in Windhoek.

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The main aim of this thesis was to find out the determinants of effective and efficient land development system in Windhoek. With increased movement of population in search for better settlement and employment, more people tend to be concentrated in urban areas. This thesis identifies the dynamics of land for urban housing in Namibia with specific reference to the city of Windhoek. The thesis remarks on one hand, weaknesses in the existing institutional framework for urban planning and delivery of land services, unnecessary prolonged procedure and actors in the process with overlapping authorities, roles and lines of accountabilities has been identified as contributing factors to such dynamics, on the other hand, lack of technical capacity, limited financial resources embedded with cumbersome procedures in the whole process of preparation and approval of detailed plans as prepared by land experts has been a catalyst for the low capacity of the municipality in allocating land for housing development to the developers. With the increasing influx of population towards the city of Windhoek, land servicing and delivery models need to be reformed to take into account the rapid population dynamics within the society. Municipalities need to be empowered with both technical and financial capacity to facilitate in provision of effective and efficiency services of providing land for housing.


Thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master in International Business, in the Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business, at the NUST


Land development and delivery system - Windhoek, Namibia, Namibia - Land development and delivery system, Master's theses - Namibia, NUST - Master's theses, 2014