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Title:Vulnerability to Impoverishment in South African Rural Areas: The Erosion of Kinship and Neighbourhood as Social Resources
Authors:Sharp, John S.ISNI
Spiegel, Andrew D.ISNI
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Geographic term:South Africa
rural economy
rural poverty
household income
Economics and Trade
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1160298
Abstract:The general process of marginalisation at work in the rural periphery of southern Africa is resulting in a widespread closing down of access to opportunities to earn a reliable cash income, particularly through wage-labour employment. More important, the social networks used for mutual support are being erode, notably in those areas where local productive resources are extremely scarce or are completely unavailable. But this process is having differential results for different people and in different areas, as is indicated by micro-studies carried out in 1982-83 in two widely different Bantustan areas (a 'betterment' village in the Matatiele district of the Transkei, and a relocation or 'closer settlement' village in Qwaqwa. - Map, notes, ref., sum in French.