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Internal Migration to the Gauteng Province

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  • Morné Oosthuizen
  • Pranushka Naidoo

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    (Development Policy Research Unit, University of Cape Town)

Abstract

Gauteng, South Africa's economic powerhouse, has long been dependent on immigration to supply its labour requirements, a phenomenon deeply rooted in the province's early economic history and the development of mining and heavy industry. Although migration has contributed to the development of the province, it also poses challenges to the provincial government partly through the added burden on state-financed services and programmes.

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Paper provided by University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit in its series Working Papers with number 04088.

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Length: 53 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2004
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Publication status: Published in Working Paper Series by the Development Policy Research Unit, December 2004, pages 1-53
Handle: RePEc:ctw:wpaper:04088

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Keywords: South Africa: internal immigration (South Africa); Gauteng labour requirements; migrants (South Africa);

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  1. Bhorat, Haroon & Kanbur, Ravi, 2006. "Poverty and Well-being in Post-Apartheid South Africa: An Overview of Data, Outcomes and Policy," Working Papers 127035, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
  2. Eldridge Moses & Derek Yu, 2009. "Migration from the Northern Cape," SALDRU Working Papers 32, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town.

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