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Enterprise richness as an important characteristic of SA towns

Toerien, DF (2014), Enterprise richness as an important characteristic of South African towns, South African Journal of Science, November/December.   Abstract Towards the end of the 20th century there were almost 500 small towns of fewer than 50 000 persons in South Africa, accommodating about one tenth of the country’s population. Little was known or […]

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Environment in harvesting strategies

Van Rooyen, D and Van Zyl, J (2010), The role of the business environment in harvesting strategies, Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, vol. 3.   ABSTRACT Harvesting is made up of many different strategies that can be used by entrepreneurs to exit their business. This is a long-term ambition to create […]

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Housing options and mining companies in arid areas

Cloete, JS (2009), Housing options and mining companies in arid areas: The case of Kathu, Northern Cape Province, MA thesis (Sociology), University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.   INTRODUCTION According to Marais and Venter (2006a), the link between mining, migrancy and housing was fairly well researched before 1994, but since 1994 there has been very little research […]

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Large mines and sustainable development: Towards partnerships with Government

Atkinson (2005a), Large mines and sustainable development: Towards partnerships with Government, Chamber of Mines, Johannesburg. Unpublished report.   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  1. The paper compares the developmental proposals of 27 municipal Integrated Development Plans (IDPs) and 4 provincial development plans. It compares these proposals with the activities of 4 South African mines, as reflected in their […]

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Logistics Cities in Peripheral Areas

Pretorius, M (2013), Logistics Cities in Peripheral Areas, PhD thesis, Centre for Development Support, University of the Free State.   Background and problem statement  Trade competition between regions and countries has increased significantly in recent years. This increase is mainly due to increasing levels of globalisation, the rapid development of transport technology and the enlargement, […]

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Missing the uranium train

Van Rooyen, D (2012), “Missing the uranium train: Local economic development and civic culture in Beaufort West”, R Donaldson and L Marais (eds), Small Town Geographies in Africa: Experiences from South Africa and Elsewhere, Nova Press. (Author contact: griesd@ufs.ac.za; book for sale from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Small-Town-Geographies-Africa-Experiences/dp/162100001X).  

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Prince Albert: A fourth economic bubble or sustainable development?

Toerien, DF (2012), Prince Albert: A fourth economic bubble or sustainable development? R Donaldson and L Marais (eds), Small Town Geographies in Africa:  Experiences from South Africa and Elsewhere, Nova Press, (2012).     (Author contact: dtoerien@gonet.co.za)  

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Proportionality in enterprise development of SA Towns

Toerien, DF and Seaman, MT (2012), Proportionality in enterprise development of South African towns, South African Journal of Science, May/June.   Abstract We investigated proportionalities in the enterprise structures of 125 South African towns through examining four hypotheses, (1) the magnitude of enterprise development in a town is a function of the population size of […]

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Regional order in the enterprise structures of selected Eastern Cape Karoo towns

Toerien, DF and MT Seaman, MT (2012), Regional order in the enterprise structures of selected Eastern Cape Karoo towns, South African Geographical Journal, vol. 94, no. 2. (2012)   Abstract Proportionality phenomena have earlier been observed in the enterprise structures of South African towns. A question remained whether small towns also exhibit such hidden order. […]

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Sustainable low-technology businesses: the key to large-scale job creation in SA

Toerien, DF (2008), Sustainable low-technology businesses: the key to large-scale job creation in South Africa, in ASSAF (Academy of Science of South Africa), Local Economic Development in Small Towns, Housing Delivery and Impact on the Environment, Pretoria.   Introduction Widespread poverty is one of the most pressing problems of South Africa. The inability over decades […]

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