oa Africa Insight - Towns and villages in Lesotho: their emergence and role in the national space economy

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



""The complex process of change, which has been variously termed development, growth and modernization, is the outcome of the complex interaction of several forces. Although changes in each of the economic, social, political, demographic, and psychological elements are necessary, it is the provision of a transportation infrastructure and the concomitant easing of movement, as well as the focussing of economic, activity and human organization in new urban centers which are the most decisive factors. .... It is the transport network and the urban hierarchy which bind together the disparate regions of the country; it is along the railway and roads and through the towns that the money economy with all its developmental implications spreads.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error