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Title:The future of constrained urbanization and African rural welfare
Author:Muller, N.
Periodical:RSA 2000: gesprek met die toekoms
Geographic term:South Africa
settlement patterns
Abstract:It is generally recognized that South Africa's 1980 urbanization level of 48% was low by international standards. Due to the 'constrained urbanization' strategy large populations have welled up in the homelands subjecting them to considerable population pressure. Recent studies have allowed a closer specification of the different types of settlement found in the homelands and how they are being affected by present policies. In this paper, these findings form the basis on which different urbanization strategies, being proposed at the moment, are evaluated. Sections: the institutional context of 'constrained urbanization' - the demographic context of homeland urbanization - poverty and settlement patterns - the future of 'constrained' urbanization. - Fig., notes, ref., tab., sum. in Afrikaans.