Resettlement and underdevelopment in the Black 'Homelands' of South Africa.

C. M. Rogerson, E. M. Letsoalo

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Covers forced population removals in S Africa, with a case study of Lebowa, one of the ten 'Homelands' near Pietersburg in the NE. Assesses the impact of resettlement, with case studies of a rural betterment village and a closer-settlement. Concludes that Homelands function as labour reservoirs for employers to recruit migrant workers; as disposal areas for the old, unemployed, sick, disabled, and those not useful to the white economy. Resettlement is not a developmental process but usually reduces the opportunity for farming or wage employment and increases the necessity to rely on migrant labour remittances and pensions and on the rural informal sector. -M.J.Shepperdson (CDS)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-193
Number of pages18
JournalUnknown Journal
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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