The Links between Migration, Poverty and Health: Evidence from Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain

@article{Ndegwa2007TheLB,
  title={The Links between Migration, Poverty and Health: Evidence from Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain},
  author={David Gakere Ndegwa and Dudley Horner and F.-P. Esa{\`u}},
  journal={Social Indicators Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={81},
  pages={223-234}
}
In the mid-1950s, the City of Cape Town was part of a wider area demarcated as a Coloured Labour Preference Area. The free movement of African people into the city was strictly controlled and the residential areas were segregated along racial lines. In terms of Apartheid’s grand design, an area designated Mitchell’s Plain was demarcated for occupation by Coloured people in 1973 while another designated Khayelitsha was allocated for African people in 1984. The two areas were incorporated in one… 
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