Regional development policy in South Africa

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Analyses the issues of regional policies that are central to the government of the Republic of South Africa's programme for restructuring the space economy in accord with aparthied ideology. The author reviews several debates which surround the policy and practice of industrial decentralization planning. Against a background of township violence, sanctions, and the State of Emergency, the long-term opportunity costs of the decentralization programme are being reassessed in light of the state's new commitment to "orderly urbanization' and "inward industrialization'. Comments by D.Hywel Davies and John P. Lea. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-262
Number of pages35
JournalRegional Development Dialogue
Issue numberSpec. Issue
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development


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