Hawkers in South Africa's small urban centres: Planning and policy

D. M. Hart, C. M. Rogerson

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The development of strategtes for the ‘appropriate management of urban growth applies with equal force to small and to large urban centres. In thts paper one key aspect in the evolution of appropriate management strategies in South Africa's smaller urban centres is addressed, namely the policy attitudes and practices towards hawkers. Against a background review of the international experience of changing attitudes towards street traders, empirical material is presented on local policies and planning regarding hawkers in a cross-section of South Africa's smaller urban centres. Although the overall picture is dominated by the reluctance of urban authorities to innovate accommoda-tionlst planning, some interesting exceptions are noted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-310
Number of pages16
JournalDevelopment Southern Africa
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development


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