Johannesburg

The Making and Shaping of the City

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Until now there has been no single text that brings together the material that reveals the unfolding geography of Johannesburg, South Africa. This books describes the history of the city from its days as a mining camp to its position of premier metropolis in Africa. The present geography of Johannesburg, and the problems and dysfunctions that is hat exhibited at various stages in its history since 1886, cannot be understood without a firm grasp of what has evolved of the past 120 years.

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Keith Beavon (Ph.D. Witwatersrand) is Professor of Urban Geography at the University of Pretoria.