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Lynelle John

25 July 2012

English

SACN Librarian

Research Report

SA Cities Network

South Africa

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Built environment

Economic development

Economic growth

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Health

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South Africa

Urban

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Urbanization

Secondary cities in South Africa

The start of a conversation

Secondary cities are today seen as the principal drivers of global economic growth, with the fastest population and economic growth. As alternative urban centres, they relieve pressure from the country’s primate cities. This is especially important in countries where most demographic and economic activity has historically occurred in just one city. This report aims to stimulate more rigorous thinking on the subject of secondary cities, to encourage debate rather than provide definite answers.

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