oa Africa Insight - An investigation into the nature and magnitude of the demand for outdoor recreation among the urban black communities of South Africa

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



The general tendency that becomes apparent from research into the question of recreation for urban Black communities in South Africa is that a very strong process of acculturation is noticeable in this sphere. This process has advanced to such a degree that very little seems to be left of the traditional types of recreation among Black communities. In the United States of America the Negroes have also adopted the Western pattern of recreation. In this connection Hauser says, "" .... for most forms of outdoor recreation non-white participation patterns closely resemble those of whites. This prompt adoption of cultural elements could, however, have been expected for "" .... it is above all in the leisure and play aspects of human culture that the hard crust of conservatism that divides one people from another, is at its weakest""

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