Year: 2010
Working paper number: 283
Author: Seekings, Jeremy
Unit: SSU
The 'apartheid city' in South Africa stands out as an extreme example of urban social engineering. Urban segregation was pervasive across the colonial world, some other cities in colonial and even post-colonial Africa were subject to massive forced removals or restrictions on urbanization that compared to South Africa under apartheid (Freund, 2001; Burton, 2005), and ghettos are certainly not uniquely South African. Nonetheless, the apartheid city was distinctive in several important respects.
Publication file: WP283.pdf