One of the most reputed mediums of exchanging the outcomes of research activities is the academic journal; and it is germane as scholarship is about the creation and sharing of knowledge.
The reasons for the creation of this journal include:
  • providing a new and unique record of scholarly activity in Construction and Human Settlements Management Journal while presenting an African perspective to the academic community;
  • scholarly recognition it will bring to the Nelson Mandela University;
  • creation and sharing of new ideas and knowledge which will contribute to the economic and cultural development of the built environment in South Africa, Africa and beyond;
  • it will also support the goals of Nelson Mandela University by giving national and international recognition thereby further demonstrating the ability of the university to compete with other research agencies in the production of knowledge, while also forming the basis of new collaborations, between local, regional, or international researchers, research departments, and institutions.
  • the publication will help to close the “knowledge gap” between the developed nations and the often-overlooked ideas, innovations, and discoveries from the African continent.
  • the enrichment of the research areas of construction and human settlements management, and
  • the Journal will, through the sharing of local knowledge and perspective, make local research more visible throughout Africa and to researchers, students, and scholars globally.
The Construction and Human Settlements Management Journal covers the following topics, although it is not limited to these:
Construction project management; Project management; Design and construction management processes; Housing and infrastructure development; Stakeholder management; Project planning and project impact assessments; Design and implementation of labour-intensive projects; Procurement management; Management of construction companies; Industry development; Knowledge management in construction; Empowerment of women; Innovation; Human settlement development and management; Real estate development and management; Industry 4.0; Housing; Spatial planning; Project financing; Current and emerging infrastructure issues in developing countries.