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 Form 2 History and Government online lessons on urbanization

Problems facing Johannesburg.

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Problems facing Johannesburg.
(a) The problem of racial segregation. The black Africans who work around Johannesburg were often treated almost as slaves though they were the majority in the country.
(b) Poor housing. Most of the workers who work in and around Johannesburg live in shanties , mainly because of underpayment.
(c) Unemployment has continued to increase with the growing population. Though the city is an industrial town, her industries have failed to provide sufficient employment for all people in the town.
(d) Rural-urban migration by the job seekers causing overcrowding in the city.
(e) A large gap between the affluent class, especially the Europeans and the poor people who majorly are African.
(f) Congestion on roads caused by an increase in the number of vehicles on the roads while the road network is not expanding.


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