n Journal for Contemporary History - The history of transformation of an apartheid capital city into a democratic provincial capital city : a case of Bisho as the capital of the Eastern Cape provincial government

Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



The issue of capital cities has been an important research theme in political geography in many countries. The work on capital cities in former colonial states has been undertaken by several researchers on a variety of studies (Hamdam 1964; Best and Young 1972; Kearns 1973; Hoyle 1978; Scholler 1978; Irving 1981 and Maharaj 2001). Some scholars devoted their studies to the issue of relocation of capital cities when states became independent.

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