Development

Are youth being left to play in the dust?

Williams, G and Atkinson, D (2009), Are youth being left to play in the dust?  An assessment of sports programmes and facilities in a small South African town. Commonwealth Youth and Development, vol. 7(1), pp. 70-84.   Journal can be accessed at: http://reference.sabinet.co.za/document/EJC30887, or contact the author at karoo@intekom.co.za.   Abstract Sport programmes are increasingly […]

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Commonage in Philippolis. Masters in Sustainable Agriculture

Mogoere, MM (2010), Commonage in Philippolis. Masters in Sustainable Agriculture mini-thesis, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.   BACKGROUND In the south western provinces of South Africa, municipalities own vast tracts of agricultural land. This phenomenon is primarily found in rural towns in the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape and the Free State. Many municipalities inherited public land […]

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District Socio-Economic Profile and Development Plans

Atkinson, D and Marais, L (2007), District Socio-Economic Profile and Development Plans, Arid Areas Research Programme Vol. 1, Centre for Development Support, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.   Introduction The arid areas comprise a major part of South Africa’s land surface. These areas are the Karoo (including the Little Karoo), Namaqualand and Kalahari, and straddle […]

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Emergent farmers, local knowledge and the implications for land reform

Atkinson, D and Buscher, B (2005), Emergent farmers, local knowledge and the implications for land reform: A profile of commonage users in Philippolis, Free State, Unpublished report, Centre for Development Support, University of the Free State.   Introduction and background It is a curious phenomenon that modern municipalities in the southern provinces of South Africa own […]

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Evaluation of Farm Worker Sanitation Projects in the Northern Cape

Squires, A, Ingle, M and Atkinson, D (2002), “Evaluation of Farm Worker Sanitation Projects in the Northern Cape”, Unpublished report for Mvula Trust and Department of Water Affairs, Kimberley. Programme context The farm worker sanitation projects in the Northern Cape must be seen in the context of a much broader sanitation programme in that province. This […]

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Goat production in the Northern Cape: What are the impacts of farmer training?

Burgess, A (2009), Goat production in the Northern Cape: What are the impacts of farmer training? MBA thesis, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.   Introduction After many international sessions, meetings, conferences and debates the world is faced with the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), resolutions taken at the Millennium Summit where world leaders committed themselves to eight goals to be attained […]

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Goat Rearing as a Livelihood Strategy of Turkana Pastoralists

Imana, C (2008), Goat Rearing as a Livelihood Strategy of Turkana Pastoralists in North West Kenya, Masters in Development Studies mini-thesis, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.   ABSTRACT The increasing human population, urbanization and the demand for a higher income, coupled with changing consumer preferences are creating a greater demand for livestock and their […]

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Growth and development strategies in South Africa

Prof LJS Botes, Prof LM Marais (2008), “Growth and development strategies in South Africa: Towards incentives for subregional economic growth, African Development Perspectives Yearbook Volume 13, Institute for World Economic and International Management, University of Bremen.   (Contact Prof Marais at maraisjgl@ufs.ac.za).    

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Institutional Capacity for Local Economic Development in the Karoo District Municipality

Botes, L (2002), Institutional Capacity for Local Economic Development in the Karoo District Municipality, Local Government Support and Learning (LOGOSUL) Programme, Northern Cape Department of Local Government & DFID (UK), Unpublished report.   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. The priority option that is proposed by Urban Econ to implement in the Karoo District Municipality is the temporary centralisation […]

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Klein plattelandse gemeentes as ruimtes om brûe na die hele gemeenskap te bou

Schoeman, K and Van Schalkwyk, C (2013), Klein plattelandse gemeentes as ruimtes om brûe na die hele gemeenskap te bou: ’n Prakties-teologiese ondersoek (Small rural congregations as spaces where bridges can be built to the rest of the community: A practical-theological inquiry), Litnet Akademies, vol. 10, no. 3.   Opsomming  Klein plattelandse dorpies bestaan gewoonlik uit […]

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