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dc.contributor.advisor Mtapuri, O. Chidi, Segatla Charles 2013-04-15T07:42:05Z 2013-04-15T07:42:05Z 2011
dc.description Thesis (M.Dev.) --University of Limpopo, 2010 en_US
dc.description.abstract Urbanization and rural-urban migration are processes that are surrounded by a great deal of controversy and pose as significant challenges in contemporary South Africa. In dealing, controlling, and managing urbanization and rural urban migration, the South African government has developed a number of policies to respond to this to these challenges such as Urban Development Framework of 1997 which aims to promote effective urban reconstruction and development, to guide development policies, strategies and actions of all stakeholders in the urban development processes and other policies that are geared towards urban development management. In this study, an effort is made to evaluate rural-urban migration and its link to informal settlement patterns at Disteneng area (Limpopo Province). The study used both qualitative and quantitative approaches to collect data. Questionnaires, formal interviews and observations were used to assemble primary data. Policies, journals, books were used to gather secondary data. The study found that there are quite number of issues that lead to rural-urban migration such as rural poverty and unemployment. It also established that policies that have been developed to control rural-urban migration and urbanization are not comprehensive enough to respond to rural-urban migration. They need to be revitalized and reviewed. The study also found out that the main reason for the backlog in services and development relate to a lack of commitment, capacity and experience of officials mandated to bring development to the study area. Recommendations of the study include community empowerment, skills development, monitoring of performance and capacity building for officials. There is a direct link between rural-urban migration and the sprawling of urban informal settlements calling for multi-pronged interventions from multiple government agencies to address the phenomenon. The Disteneng area is a melting pot which requires urgent attention. en_US
dc.format.extent viii, 62 leaves. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo (Turfloop Campus) en_US
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dc.subject Urbanisation en_US
dc.subject Urban-rural migration en_US
dc.subject Urban development en_US
dc.subject.ddc 367.240968 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rural-urban migration -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Land settlement patterns -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Migration, internal -- South Africa en_US
dc.title An evaluation of rural-urban migration and its link to informal settlement pattern : a case study of Disteneng in Polokwane Municipality in Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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