Urban Geography in South Africa

Perspectives and Theory

  • Ruth Massey
  • Ashley Gunter

Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL)

Also part of the Urban Perspectives from the Global South book sub series (URPGS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ruth Massey, Ashley Gunter
    Pages 1-15
  3. Brij Maharaj
    Pages 39-54
  4. Francini van Staden
    Pages 97-119
  5. Ronnie Donaldson, Lochner Marais, Etienne Nel
    Pages 121-137
  6. Gregory D. Breetzke
    Pages 155-172
  7. James J. Gregory
    Pages 225-238
  8. Mwazvita T. B. Dalu, Amanda Manyani, Current Masunungure
    Pages 239-250
  9. Jane Battersby, Gareth Haysom
    Pages 251-263
  10. Ruth Massey
    Pages 265-282
  11. Ashley Gunter, Ruth Massey
    Pages 283-292

About this book


This book embraces South Africa and its place in the Global South, providing a succinct theoretical and empirical analysis and discussion of urban issues in the country. There have been sporadic calls from the Urban Geography community for the development of an overarching and comprehensive text that explores contemporary processes and practices taking place in urban South Africa and, more widely, the Global South. This is an edited collection of chapters by leading urban theorists and practitioners working on various themes within urban South Africa and serves as a base for scholars and students interested in urban perspectives from countries in the Global South. 


Urban Geography South Africa Global South Urban Development Urban Africa Urban Theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Ruth Massey
    • 1
  • Ashley Gunter
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biological and Geographical SciencesUniversity of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUK
  2. 2.UNISA Science CampusUniversity of South AfricaJohannesburgSouth Africa

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