Journal article

SOUTH-AFRICAS URBAN-POLICY - A NEW FORM OF INFLUX CONTROL

R TOMLINSON

URBAN AFFAIRS REVIEW | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 1988

Abstract

"The South African government has repealed influx control for blacks living in the 'non-independent homelands.' Although the urban shift of the black population is increasingly accepted, controls on the supply of housing and land for housing blacks have been retained. The emphasis is now on alternative restrictions on black urbanization. The restrictions, however, contrast with the wishes of South Africa's business leadership. The 1986 'reforms' are explained by exploring the relationship between government policy and business interests. Finally, the urban policies are contrasted with the new metropolitan government, the Regional Services Councils, through which blacks are being brought..

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