Business clustering along the N1-M1-N3 corridor in Northern Johannesburg, 2001-2012

Pillay, Xaven (2014-12)

Thesis (MPhil)--Stellenbosch University, 2014.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: As a communication axis between Pretoria and Johannesburg the Old Pretoria Main Road always served as a linear force of attraction. This force was subsequently strengthened, first by the construction of the M1 and N1 motorways and later by the N3. Anecdotal evidence points to these sections of the motorways being some of the fastest-growing development corridors in South Africa. This paper analyses business clustering along these sections of the corridor from 2001 to 2012 using GIS technology. Of particular importance are the new economic geography forces that led to such a clustering of firms and the rationale for locating along these sections of the corridor.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: As ‘n komunikasie as tussen Pretoria and Johannesburg, het die Ou Pretoria hoofpad altyd gedien as ‘n liniere aantrekkingskrag. Hierdie aantrekkingskrag was versterk eers deur eers die konstruksie van die M1 en N1 hoofweë en later deur die N3. Dit wil voorkom asof hierdie gedeeltes van die hoofweë van die vinngiste groeiende ontwikkelingskorridors in Suid Afrika is. Hierdie studie analiseer die besigheidsgroepering langs hierde dele van die korridor van 2001 tot 2012 deur van GIS tegnologie gebruik te maak. Van spesefieke belang is die nuwe ekonomiese geografiese kragte wat tot hierdie groepering van maatskappye lei en die rasionaal vir die posisionering langs hierdie gedeeltes van die korridor.

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