Governing the city? South Africa's struggle to deal with urban immigrants after apartheid

  title={Governing the city? South Africa's struggle to deal with urban immigrants after apartheid},
  author={Caroline Wanjiku Kihato},
  journal={African Identities},
  pages={261 - 278}
  • C. Kihato
  • Published 29 June 2007
  • History
  • African Identities
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