Some Aspects of African Society Influencing Development

  • Anna F. Steyn


When looking at the process of accelerated development in general, it becomes clear that the development of the economic sector of society is a high-priority objective of every modernising society and has been accordingly emphasised in the discussions at this Conference. Economic development, however, is not an isolated process and is accompanied by considerable changes in the social structure of the societies in which it is taking place. As a matter of fact, changes in social structure are not only a corollary of economic development, but certain changes in the structure of traditional society are essential if viable economic growth is to be effected and maintained.


Migrant Worker Migratory Labour Kinship System Voluntary Association Traditional Society 
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