The state of South African cities 2011

SOURCE: Regions
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2011
TITLE AUTHOR(S): I.Turok
KEYWORDS: CITIES, INEQUALITY, INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6970

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Abstract

A decade ago, South Africa put into practice a bold vision for metropolitan government, recognising that cities are integral to solving some of our biggest challenges. Disparate local administrations were brought together to form large citywide authorities that correspond broadly to functional economic areas. IVAN TUROK reports on a study to assess the progress made in improving conditions for citizens in these big metropolitans.