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This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Rural:urban proportion

Outside the TBVC, 56.6% of the population live in urban areas and 43.4% in non-urban areas. A further breakdown is as follows:

According to the Development Bank of Southern Africa annual report of 1993, functional urbanisation in South Africa as a whole is 66 percent. See Table 1 for further information.

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