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Addressing South Africa’s urban challenges
Addressing South Africa’s urban challenges

Author(s): Jayne M. Rogerson, Nico Kotze, Christian M. Rogerson
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Urbanistični inštitut Republike Slovenije
Keywords: urban challenges; urban development; South Africa

Summary/Abstract: South Africa is among the most urbanized countries in Africa and has an urban population that is growing rapidly. The country’s urban challenges sometimes are considered as distinctive and separate to those of rest of Africa because of the apartheid legacy of a fragmented and racially splintered urban landscape. Nevertheless, 20 years after democratic transition the issues that confront its cities increasingly exhibit a set of sustainability challenges that typify those problems of many other fast-growing African urban areas. This introduction locates the collection of articles as a contribution to the expanding corpus of scholarship on urban South Africa.

  • Issue Year: 25/2014
  • Issue No: Supp
  • Page Range: S1–S4
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: English