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Study Report

Study Number: AG-506-001-1-1-South Aferica-SADA-1999

Subject Area: Household

Bibliographic Citation: Migration and settlement in the Cape Metropolitan Area (CMA), 1999.  [machine-readable data file] / Cross, C.  [principal investigator(s)] / South African Data Archive  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 6/22/2001

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This study is obtained from South African Data Archive. Two data files: migration of heads of households and migration of individuals both are in SPSS format

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 4/4/2001

Documentation: Machine readable document files in Microsoft Word and PDF format. They are stored under \doc directory on the CD-ROM. The codebook file is printed and bound.

Abstract: The construction of spatial planning in the Cape Town metropolitan region is extremely advanced, and city planners and implementors have thought deeply about the spatial implications of current delivery and settlement trends. Within South Africa, Cape Town is probably the city structure which has most clearly recognized the importance of spatial planning for development, and has most productively devoted time and resources to working out approaches. The current study was placed in the context of this urban initiative to take control of spatial development and deliberately bring about the best possible outcome for all the people of the CMA. At the same time, Cape Town faced considerable challenges, which affected the good or bad outcomes of its urban undertaking. These challenges centred on (1) outside migration and its impact on the local economy, delivery needs and the spatial structure of the city; and (2) internal population movements, especially those associated with the informally housed population and the more settled poor. These trends had potential outcomes, which were difficult to predict accurately, and carry the threat of upsetting the delicate planning models, which were being introduced. Again, current delivery approaches for housing and infrastructure - which should represent the concretisation of planning approaches – were not always successful, and housing delivery for the disadvantaged sectors of the CMA population was falling further behind as informal occupation of land and informal housing continued to spread and proliferate (CMC, 1997a). Housing lists were not moving, and land invasions continued to take place. This study tried to address the uncertainty around inside and outside migration in relation to settlement, and to contribute to the refinement of the CMA’s spatial planning and implementation initiative.

Media/File Reports:

7266 (CD-ROM)
7392 (CD-Rom)
7393 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)