Emerging Johannesburg

1st Edition

Richard Tomlinson, Robert Beauregard, Lindsay Bremmer, Xolela Mangcu

Routledge
Published January 16, 2003
Reference - 240 Pages - 12 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780415935593 - CAT# RT3249

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Summary

Johannesburg is most often compared with Sao Paulo and Los Angeles and sometimes even with Budapest, Calcutta and Jerusalem. Johannesburg reflects and informs conditions in cities around the world. As might be expected from such comparisons, South Africa's political transformation has not led to redistribution and inclusive social change in Johannesburg. In Emerging Johannesburg the contributors describe the city's transition from a post apartheid city to one with all too familiar issues such as urban/suburban divide in the city and its relationship to poverty and socio-political power, local politics and governance, crime and violence, and, especially for a city located in Southern Africa, the devastating impact of AIDS.

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