Economics

Ecology, water and enterprise development in selected rural South African towns

Toerien DF and Seaman MT, (2011), Ecology, water and enterprise development in selected rural South African towns. Water SA 37, 47–56. Abstract South Africa’s imperatives for rural development and job creation raise the question whether water abundance in a region results in improved enterprise development in rural towns. The enterprise assemblages of 2 groups of towns, […]

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The enterprise ecology of towns in the Karoo

Toerien, DF and Seaman MT (2010), The enterprise ecology of towns in the Karoo, South Africa, In South African Journal of Science, May/June.   ABSTRACT Two concepts, (1) companies are ‘living’ entities and (2) ‘company ecology’, stimulated our hypothesis that towns are ‘enterprise ecosystems’. This hypothesis cannot be tested directly. However, if it is correct, […]

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