This special edition was sub-edited by Stephan de Beer (University of Pretoria) and Rehana Vally (University of Pretoria)

This series originally appeared in the South African Review of Sociology
Volume 51 Numbers 3–4, 2021/2022


Student Housing and Homelessness: A Paradox of Urban Gentrification in Pretoria’s Old East, South Africa

The urgency of providing affordable student housing influenced government and higher education institutions to consider urban renewal as a possible avenue to alleviate this demand,…

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Portrayal of Housing Issues of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Two South African Newspapers

Newspapers are important sources of information related to the issues of refugees and asylum seekers. Seeking asylum in South Africa is challenging because of a…

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Homelessness IS a Housing Issue: Responding to Different Faces of Homelessness. A City of Tshwane Case Study

This article presents the case of one local housing organisation in the City of Tshwane and its mother organisation, responding to different faces of homelessness…

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Fostering Pathways Out of Homelessness: Choreographies of Change-Making in the City of Tshwane

Finding pathways out of street homelessness in the City of Tshwane, South Africa, brought together major academic and community-based institutions as well as local government.…

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Homelessness and Community Based Healthcare: A Narrative Experience in a Temporary Shelter Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

ABSTRACT This article serves to describe health encounters and social dynamics of 52 homeless men residing in a temporary shelter in Tshwane during the COVID-19…

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Fostering Integrated, Collaborative Approaches to End Street Homelessness: A COVID-19 Perspective

ABSTRACT This article maps the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown in the City of Tshwane through the lens of street homelessness. This is done through a…

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“Hey, it is Rough Out Here”: A Resilience Lens on the Biopsychosocial Circumstances of Homeless Older Persons in the City of Tshwane

ABSTRACT The biopsychosocial circumstances of homeless older persons (male and female, 55 years and older), specifically considered from a resilience lens, are inadequately described within…

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