oa Africa Insight - Urbanization : the policies and politics of informal settlement in South Africa: a historical perspective

Volume 22, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



Philip Harrison is a Town and Regional Planner in the Natal Provincial Administration's Physical Planning Directorate. In this article he locates the development of informal settlement in South Africa within the historical context and within the framework of the state's evolving urbanization policies. He also discusses the current policy debate.

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