n Journal for Contemporary History - The course of influx control in the Bloemfontein / Mmangaung municipal area, 1937-1986

Volume 31, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



Influx control played a pivotal role in the regulation of black urbanisation in SouthAfrica. In contrast to the virtually uncontrolled urbanisation of white people, theurbanisation of blacks was strictly influenced by decision-making processesinvolving influx control, labour canalisation, the relocation of blacks from so-calledwhite areas to the so-called homelands, and the decentralisation of industries. Froma socio-economic and political viewpoint black urbanisation remained one of thegreatest problems the ruling National Party and local governments had to cope withafter the Second World War (1939-1945). In this context influx control had a directbearing on important socio-economic issues like township planning, housing,health and job-creation - issues for which the relevant local authority had a legalresponsibility.

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