HOMELESS IN OBSERVATORY, CAPE TOWN THROUGH THE LENS OF MAX-NEEF'S FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN NEEDS TAXONOMY

Rinie Schenck, Nicolette Roman, Charlene Erasmus, Derick Blaauw, Jill Ryan

Abstract


The level of homelessness on the streets of South Africa is regarded as a slow-moving tragedy. The aim of this article is to explain the profile of the homeless in Observatory, Cape Town using Max-Neef’s Fundamental Human Needs taxonomy. A concurrent mixed-methods research design was implemented including 48 homeless persons living on the streets in Observatory. The quantitative data were analysed with SPSS and the qualitative data with Creswell’s guideline for thematic analysis. The results clearly show the complexity of the lives of the homeless and that assistance to move out of homelessness will require complex and holistic efforts.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15270/53-2-568

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