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African rural-urban migration in South Africa : Empangeni Richards bay area

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dc.contributor.advisor Vilakazi, H.W.
dc.contributor.author Gcabashe, Lindelihle Nhlakanipho
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-28T09:51:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-28T09:51:21Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/679
dc.description A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Arts in the Department of Sociology for the fulfilment of the requirements of the degree MASTER OF ARTS at the UNIVERSITY OF ZULULAND, 1995. en_US
dc.description.abstract The study deals with African rural urban migration in Empangeni Richards Bay area, where the concern is on the people already in the towns. The purpose of this investigation is to attempt to come up with some possible remedies to the problem of rural-urban migration in South Africa. Therefore, the aims of the study were the following: To discover the reasons for the movement from rural to urban. To discover to what extent are the migrants integrated to their new environment. To get the perceptions of the migrants about the whole process of rural-urban migration. To find out ways and means to alleviate problems encountered by migrants. The conceptual framework of the study is derived from various theories of migration, and the impact on problems encountered by migrants. The population of the study comprises of the heads of the families. The sample which was drawn from the population was 25 subjects from each area, i.e, Empangeni and Richards Bay. The survey method was used to collect data in this study, and two research instruments were used viz. interviews and questionnaires. Ethical implications: consent from the subj ects was obtained after the purpose of the study had been fully , explained including what would happen to the results, and how would the subjects benefit from the findings of the study. The analysis of data was both qualitatively and quantitatively. Qualitative analysis was done to verify data obtained quantitatively. In the light of the findings of the study the investigator offered several recommendations and suggestions. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The Educational Opportunities Council (EOC) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Rural-urban migration. en_US
dc.subject Migration en_US
dc.title African rural-urban migration in South Africa : Empangeni Richards bay area en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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