Service Needs and Provision in the Northern Province

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Human Sciences Research Council, Kwazulu-Natal Regional Office, Dec 31, 1997 - Basic needs - 145 pages
This book, one of a series that uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to outline the need for and provision of services (education, health, housing, electricity, roads, telecommunications, postal services, and police services) in each of the nine South African provinces, presents a global view or indicator of the simultaneous influence of the socio-economic status of people and the level of provision of domestic services and public facilities in the Northern Province. The view in this book encapsulates its social and service profile, obtained, first, by developing indices for the social and service variables for the district. The book uses a single index, or benchmark, of levels of socio-economic status, household services, and public facilities in each magisterial district, created by combining these indices. In order to provide information about local levels of development, knowledgeable persons involved in service delivery in each province, were contacted for their comments. The books in this series contain maps, tables, a bibliography, and contributions from spokespersons in non-governmental organizations, universities, government departments, service providers, parastatals, and research organizations. Demographic data used in the book is based on the 1991 census data. (Contains 32 references.) (BT)

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