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Title:Contemporary social issues in Africa: cases in Gaborone, Kampala, and Durban
Editors:Mapadimeng, Mokong Simon
Khan, SultanISNI
City of publisher:Pretoria
Publisher:Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA)
Geographic terms:Botswana
South Africa
Subjects:social problems
urban economy
urban society
Abstract:The 16 chapters in this book cover contemporary social issues with data drawn from empirical studies by scholars from South Africa, Botswana and Uganda. There is an Introduction by the editors, M.S. Mapadimeng and S. Khan. Part 1, Sport, Leisure and Politics in South Africa, contains essays by S.H. Bukurura (construction of the 2010 FIFA World Cup stadia in Cape Town and Durban) and C. Martínez-Mullen (South African football). Part 2, Politics, Economy and Migration in Africa, covers the evil triplets of the new South Africa - politics, power and money (E. Cebekhulu); xenophobia against migrants in South Africa (S.L. Gordon); Congolese immigrants in Durban, South Africa (R.R. Joseph); urbanization in Botswana (G.N. Lesetedi); female-owned home-based dressmaking micro-enterprises in Durban (F. Rasool, M.S. Mapadimeng); organization of workers in the Dunlop factory, Durban (S. Bhengu); and street traders in Durban (M.S. Mapadimeng). Part 3, Education, Gender, Poverty and Social Movements in Africa, examines teaching contemporary sociology in Uganda (P.R. Atekyereza); school violence in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (N. Chellan); effects of intergenerational poverty amongst youth in Durban (E. Mafema, N. Tshishonga); gender and identity in postcolonial Africa (S. Ssali); poverty-relief projects and urban renewal in Durban (S. Khan); gender, inheritance laws and the experiences of urban widows in Uganda (F.A. Asiimwe); and the emergence of new social movements in post-democratic South Africa (M.N. Mtshali, S. Khan). [ASC Leiden abstract]