The Spatial Implication of Service Generation

  • Hangwelani Hope MagidimishaEmail author
  • Lovemore Chipungu


At the centre of the inequality and service delivery debacle is the issue of service generation. So often, the literature on access to services revolves around service delivery with little concern being put on its generation. This chapter interrogates the spatial impact of service generation. It draws its argument from the fact that the production of services has both spatial and financial implications—a factor that leads to fragmentation in service delivery. But more so, it borders on the capacity of service providers. Hence access or lack of it especially by the low income households is also a function of the friction of distance between the service centres and the recipients. Above all, it is also a function of the ability of the recipients to contribute (financially) towards such services. It is from this perspective that this chapter interrogates service generation in a bid to unlock its contribution towards spatial inequality.


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  • Hangwelani Hope Magidimisha
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lovemore Chipungu
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Kwazulu-NatalDurbanSouth Africa

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