oa Africa Insight - Towards balanced development in southern Africa

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



Prof T J D Fair, Director, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Durban-Westville, says that on a world scale there is unbalanced development today between the advanced industrial nations, on the one hand, and the poorer countries of the Third World, on the other. On a national scale there is the general problem also of unbalanced development between groups of people (structural inequality) and between different regions or areas (spatial inequality) within a country - prosperous areas versus backward or depressed areas. He concerns himself primarily with the imbalances within the BLS countries and Malawi, on the one hand, and the general imbalance between these comparatively poor countries and a rich South Africa, on the other, and how attempts to rectify these imbalances can form the basis of a wider regional cooperation in southern Africa.

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