In This Review

A City Divided: Johannesburg and Soweto
A City Divided: Johannesburg and Soweto
By Nigel Mandy
St. Martin's, 1985, 447 pp

A South African urban planner tries doggedly here to square the circle, prescribing for a "nationalized" municipal government for Johannesburg and Soweto within one system-but also within separate development. Along the way, he lays out a mass of useful facts and figures about the way things do run now and the regulations that ensure that order. While citing data on black opposition to the current township government, however, his sociology stops at the water's edge of apartheid and the well-high universal opposition of urban blacks to cooperation with the white-controlled system.