Urban and rural areas: allies not rivals

SOURCE: New Agenda
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2011
TITLE AUTHOR(S): I.Turok
KEYWORDS: CITIES, RURAL COMMUNITIES, RURAL COMMUNITIES, URBAN COMMUNITIES
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 7108

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Abstract

South African cities perform a vital role inn underpinning all-round national development, despite their internal problems. Stronger economic growth in urban areas over the last decade has effectively funded the large-scale expansion of social programmes in rural areas. We seem unable to envisage a national territory that is becoming increasingly integrated, and in which different parts of the country perform different roles and functions.