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New Cities New Economies

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In the twenty-five years since the end of the apartheid regime, South Africa has made tremendous strides. The transfer of power from the white minority to the black majority has been successful, but there are still many problems. Unemployment is high and the poverty rate is even higher. In his book, Dr Ratshitanga presents a bold, new vision for development and provides a roadmap for achieving prosperity and equality for all South Africans. New Cities New Economies is a must read for anyone interested in the future of South Africa.

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This book locates the legacy of spatial Injustices inherited from apartheid’s social, political and economic engineering as the central cause of the challenges which are holding the country back. Its proposed solution is total national spatial reconstruction, to be spawned by the creation of many new mega city regions that will germinate new economics for South Africa and the rest of the continent.
The author, Dr Tshilidzi Ratshitanga writes, ‘The racial-spatial-inequality nexus makes it possible to understand the link between racial exclusion and spatial formation, since this is the major defining characteristic of the legacy of apartheid colonialism in South Africa. Similarly, ‘what unites the majority of African cities is that they exist as post-colonial legacies and thus commonly battle to transform and redefine themselves according to new visions.
The New Cities New Economies vision that this book proposes, defines a Pan-African economic revolution anchored upon massive urbanisation, modernisation and industrialisation across the whole of Africa. This is foreseen as nothing less than an African Grand Plan.

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