Dr Mark Ingle

Exercising the Mind with Integrated Development Planning

Ingle, M (2007), Exercising the Mind with Integrated Development Planning, Politeia 26(1):5-17.   Abstract The contention of this article is that an undue fixation on the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) as an end product, as opposed to the processes that should be implicit in its formulation, has tended to detract from the IDP’s considerable potential […]

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Karoo Wabi Sabi

Ingle, M (2013), Karoo Wabi Sabi: Die Omtowering van ’n Doodgewone Landskap, LitNet Akademies 10(3):607-628.     Opsomming  Hierdie essay ondersoek ’n aspek van Suid-Afrika se dorre Karoo wat klaarblyklik nog nie juis baie aandag ontvang het in die literatuur nie. Dít is die relatiewe oorvloed van weggegooide of vanselfsprekende artefakte en strukture wat ’n […]

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Making the Most of ‘Nothing’: Astro-tourism, the Sublime, and the Karoo as a ‘space destination

Ingle, M (2010), “Making the Most of ‘Nothing’: Astro-tourism, the Sublime, and the Karoo as a ‘space destination’”, Transformation 74:87-111. ABSTRACT:  In recent years perceptions of South Africa’s arid Karoo have been radically transformed. Whereas the Karoo was once regarded as a desolate wasteland, it is now being punted as a positively trendy region, both […]

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Municipal commonage in South Africa: A public good going bad?

Ingle, M (2006), “Municipal commonage in South Africa: A public good going bad?”, in Africa Insight, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 46-55. Abstract This article deals with the ‘Cinderella’ of urban spaces – municipal commonage. The author argues that commonage is a valuable natural heritage resource. However, municipalities face pitfalls in giving expression to central […]

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Prospects for Tourism as a Catalyst for Development in SA

Ingle, M (2007), “Prospects for Tourism as a Catalyst for Development in South Africa” Journal for New Generation Sciences, 7(1), 18-33.   Abstract The potential for tourism to contribute to development in South Africa has been enthusiastically embraced by the government and by many scholars. This article examines tourism from two perspectives “Tourism First” and […]

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Service delivery to farming areas

Ingle, M and Van Schalkwyk, C (2002), Service delivery to farming areas, Unpublished report, Local Government Support and Learning Programme, Department of Local Government, Northern Cape.   Background Kareeberg Municipality consists of the three towns of Vanwyksvlei, Vosburg and Carnarvon, and their associated farming hinterland. The three towns form an inverted, roughly equilateral, triangle with Vosburg in […]

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South African minibus taxi industry

Ingle, M (2009), An historical overview of problems associated with the formalization of the South African minibus taxi industry, New Contree, vol. 57.   Introduction The ascendancy of the minibus taxi industry in South Africa was a consequence of the apartheid policy of situating poorly-serviced black settlements on the periphery of the urban conurbations. After deregulation […]

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Taking stock of land reform in Namibia from 1990 to 2005

Ingle, M (2011), Taking stock of land reform in Namibia from 1990 to 2005, New Contree, 62 pp. 55 – 70.   Abstract The land reform debate in Namibia has been predicated on a number of questionable assumptions and is atypical of the scenarios presented by other SADC countries. The one point of similarity is that the […]

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Tarring the road to Mecca

Ingle, Mark (2012), “Tarring the road to Mecca: Dilemmas of infrastructural development in a small Karoo town”, in R Donaldson and L Marais (eds), Small Town Geographies in Africa: Experiences from South Africa and Elsewhere, Nova Press.   Click here to download a document list (Author contact: vdpost2002@yahoo.com)  

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The Copernical Shift in Space Tourism

Ingle, M (2011), “The Copernical Shift in Space Tourism and its Implications for Tourism in the Great Karoo” South African Geographical Journal, Volume 93, Issue 1, 2011l p 104-118   Abstract With the widely anticipated launch of commercial suborbital space travel in the near future, space tourism is finally set to come into its own after […]

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