oa South African Journal of Cultural History - Horses, carts and taxis: transportation and mirginalization in three South African communities
|Article Title||Horses, carts and taxis: transportation and mirginalization in three South African communities|
|© Publisher:||South African Society for Cultural History|
|Journal||South African Journal of Cultural History|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of South Africa, Pretoria.|
|Publication Date||May 1999|
|Pages||90 - 103|
|Keyword(s)||Cultural diversity, Different means of transportation, Notion of mobility and South Africa|
This article explores the notion of mobility and transport in South Africa in terms of its pre-historical context, transport vehicles such as the ox wagon, the indigenous African population as well as the politicization of public transport such as the taxi industry. Within this framework three case studies are set: horses in Lesotho, the 'Karretjie' people of the Karoo and the Ndebele traffic cop ritual. The political and socioeconomic dimensions of transportation, mobility, livelihood strategies, stereotypes and marginalization are discussed and compared.
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