Addressing South Africa's urban challenges

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S1-S4
JournalUrbani Izziv
Issue numberSpecial Issue
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • South Africa
  • Urban challenges
  • Urban development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Architecture
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies


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