Pieterse explains that we need to think carefully about the methods we use in coping with a growing tide of slum urbanism. Over the next fourty years, the worldâ€™s slum populations will treble. Africaâ€™s urbanisation period can be charted over 60-100 years and by 2050, 62% of Africaâ€™s population will be urban. The situation today is already critical in Sub-Saharan Africa with 62% of urban dwellers living in slums, this compares with 27% in Latin America & the Caribbean and 43% in Southern Asia.
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