Economic


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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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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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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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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Making plans against all odds

Human, F, Marais, L, Botes, L (2008), “Making plans against all odds: Local Economic Development in small towns of the Free State”, 2008, Africa Insight, 38(1) 2008, pp53-66.   Abstract Since the transition to democracy, there has been an increasing emphasis on local economic development (LED) in South Africa. The LED efforts in three small municipalities of […]

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Marginalisation and demographic change in the Karoo

Nel, E and Hill, T (2008), “Marginalisation and demographic change in the Karoo, South Africa”, Journal of Arid Environments, vol. 72, 2008, pp. 2264-2274.   Abstract Semi-arid areas are often considered to be environmentally and economically marginal, a situation which has been exacerbated by economic change, shifts in agricultural production and land use, and changing […]

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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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Monitoring the LED Fund in South Africa

Prof. Atkinson, D (2003), Monitoring the LED Fund in South Africa: Lessons from a Brave New Programme, World Bank Conference on Integrating Rural Development and Small Urban Centres, Washington DC, 18-19 March 2003.   INTRODUCTION: THE L.E.D. FUND AND M&E  During the last eight years, profound and rapid changes have taken place in South African […]

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