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Former homeland areas and unemployment in South Africa

When: Wednesday, 27 February 2019 - Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Where: Braamfontein Campus West
Room 247, New Commerce Building
Start time:12:30

Prudence Magejo from the School of Economic and Business Sciences will deliver a talk based on a paper titled Former Homeland Areas and Unemployment in SA.

This study examines differences in unemployment rates between former and non-former homeland areas in South Africa. It is well known that Apartheid spatial policies severely underdeveloped former homeland areas. However, there is little evidence on the status of previously marginalised communities after their re-incorporation into the republic 25 years ago and government’s concerted efforts to redress past injustices. This study seeks to examine Apartheid’s spatial policy ‘scarring effects’ in terms of unemployment in former homeland areas. The study uses cartographic data and the 2011 Census community profiles.

Prudence Magejo is an Associate Lecturer at the School of Economic and Business Sciences. 

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