The South African urban system

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dc.description.abstract South Africa is often considered an unusual and extreme case in geography. One difficulty is whether to label this a developing country (like its neighbouring countries), a former colony (like the United States and Australia) or an emerging economy (like the BRICS group), because of its highly diverse and unevenly developed character. South Africa also bears a strong imprint of its colonial and apartheid history, with long-lasting, path-dependent effects. This special status alludes to the complex territorial trends that characterise the country. The heterogeneous settlement dynamics and differentiated social, economic and political systems have exerted a powerful influence over urbanisation trends. The chapter explores whether these trends are distinctive compared with other countries and what specific socio-economic challenges are faced in the urban areas. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences en
dc.subject URBANISATION en
dc.subject SOCIAL EXCLUSION en
dc.title The South African urban system en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle International and transnational perspectives on urban systems en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Rozenblat, C. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Pumain, D. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Velasquez, E. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Singapore en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10555 en
dc.PageNumber 285-314 en
dc.outputnumber 9545 en
dc.bibliographictitle Baffi, S., Turok, I. & Vacchiani-Marcuzzo, C. (2018) The South African urban system. In: Rozenblat, C., Pumain, D. & Velasquez, E. (eds).International and transnational perspectives on urban systems. (Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences). Singapore: Springer. 285-314. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Baffi, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Turok, I. en
dc.contributor.author3 Vacchiani-Marcuzzo, C. en

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