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'Government needs to have a better plan for projected urban migration'

6 February 2020 8:09 AM
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Diepsloot
Cities
urban migration

New Cities New Economies author Dr Tshilidzi Ratshitanga says the state must plan better in housing people moving to cities.

Diepsloot is known for its densely populated informal settlement serviced through communal taps, toilets and no electricity.

RELATED: 'Arrests in Diepsloot saw 100 foreign nationals and 77 were undocumented'

The area was established as a transition zone for migrant workers in 1994, however, the township continues to deteriorate and that highlights the plight of population density and poor service delivery.

RELATED: 'We cannot fold our arms when people are no longer safe in Diepsloot'

After 702Breakfast's visit to the area, Bongani Bingwa chats to New Cities New Economies author Dr Tshilidzi Ratshitanga to try and find ways the government respond to urban migration.

I have written the book on what South Africa and other African countries can do to respond to a real development that sees many people moving to cities. The central question is whether governments are planning for this urban migration.

Dr Tshilidzi Ratshitanga, Author - New Cities New Economies

As people migrate to cities to look for economic opportunities, they end up in informal settlements with deplorable living conditions, he explains.

We need governments that can plan for urbanisation that is projected to take place. We need to think of ways to create new urban settlements that will decongest people.

Dr Tshilidzi Ratshitanga, Author - New Cities New Economies

Listen to the audio below for more detail:


6 February 2020 8:09 AM
Tags:
Diepsloot
Cities
urban migration

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