oa Africa Insight - The Witwatersrand - Metropolitan region in transition

Volume 9, Issue 3-4
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



In this article Prof Denis Fair, Senior Research Fellow at the Africa Institute, examines the profound changes on the physical landscape, employment patterns and the social and economic role of blacks in the metropolitan society resulting from the Witwatersrand's transformation over the past twenty-five years from a primary industrial stage, based on gold mining, to a secondary industrial stage based upon manufacturing and the accompanying office function.

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