Urbanization

SOURCE: The Oxford companion to the economics of South Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE AUTHOR(S): I.Turok
SOURCE EDITOR(S): H.Bhorat, A.Hirsch, R.Kanbur, M.Ncube
KEYWORDS: URBANISATION
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8508
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/2081
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2081

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Abstract

South Africa is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa, with nearly two-thirds of the population living in cities and towns. The consequences of heavy-handed dpatial control appear to have been among the most severe in the world and are proving to be very difficult for the post-apartheid government to rectify and reverse.