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“South Africa — key to putting informal settlements on the Habitat III agenda” – UrbanAfrica.Net

15 June 2017 

By Brendon Bosworth

“…South Africa’s prioritization of informal settlements in the Habitat III arena is apt. For the African National Congress, the ruling party that came to power in 1994 after the fall of apartheid, informal settlements indeed have been a continuous problem, one compounded by the rapid influx of people to urban areas in search of better opportunities. At the same time, the government is grappling with ways to create more inclusive cities in order to move beyond the legacy of apartheid-era spatial engineering. That strategy had long resulted in poor black South Africans living on the periphery of major cities, far removed from economic opportunities…” – UrbanAfrica.Net

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