Kopanong

An Evaluation of a Family Support Programme incorporating Early Childhood Development

Marais, L, Ingle, M, Skinner, D, Sigenu, K (2012), An Evaluation of a Family Support Programme incorporating Early Childhood Development, in the southern Free State, Acta Academica, 44(1):86-121.   This article details the evaluation of an NGO Family Support Programme (FSP) that was implemented in the southern Free State’s Kopanong local municipality. The FSP is […]

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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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Bethulie case study

Sigenu, K (2007), Bethulie case study. Unpublished report, Centre for Development Studies, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.   BACKGROUND Bethulie had its origins as a mission station for the displaced San from nearby Philippolis in the mid 1820s. Nowadays it is part of the Kopanong Local Municipality along with eight other towns, i.e. Gariepdam, […]

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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farmers, local knowledge and the implications for land reform: A profile of commonage users in Philippolis, Free State, Unpublished report, Centre for Development Support, University of the Free State.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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Household Food Security and Hunger in Rural and Urban Communities in the Free State Province

Walsh, C, van Rooyen, F (2015), Household Food Security and Hunger in Rural and Urban Communities in the Free State Province, South Africa, Ecology of Food and Nutrition, vol. 54, Issue 2. To purchase this article, click on http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03670244.2014.964230#.VP2JQek5DIU or request the item via ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/270343362_Household_Food_Security_ and_Hunger_in_Rural_and_Urban_Communities_in_the_Free_State_Province_South_Africa or contact walshcm@ufs.ac.za.   Abstract Household food security […]

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Municipal commonage and implications for land reform

Atkinson, D and Buscher, B (2006), “Municipal commonage and implications for land reform: A profile of commonage users in Philippolis, South Africa” , Agrekon, volume 45, no. 4, December 2006.   Abstract This paper reports on a survey of municipal commonage users, which was undertaken in Philippolis in the southern Free State, in May 2005. […]

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Public policy and small towns in arid South Africa: The case of Philippolis

Van Niekerk, J and Marais, L (2008), Public policy and small towns in arid South Africa: The case of Philippolis (Free State, South Africa), Urban Forum, 19, 363 – 380.   Abstract Internationally and in South Africa, small towns have been subjected to several external factors leading to their decline, with decentralisation processes placing increased […]

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Risk-factor profiles for chronic diseases of lifestyle and metabolic syndrome in an urban and rural setting in South Africa

Van Zyl, S, Van der Merwe, L, Walsh, CM, Groenewald, AJ, Van Rooyen, FC (2010), Risk-factor profiles for chronic diseases of lifestyle and metabolic syndrome in an urban and rural setting in South Africa , African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine; Vol 4, No 1 (2012), 10 pages. doi: 10.4102/phcfm.v4i1.346.   Background: Chronic […]

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Staging and haematological abnormalities of HIV-infected persons in the rural Free State Province of South Africa

Groenewald AJ, Walsh CM, van Wyk HJ, van Zyl S and van der Merwe LJ (2011), Staging and haematological abnormalities of HIV-infected persons in the rural Free State Province of South Africa.2011.  African Journal of Primary Health Care and Family Medicine, vol 3, no. 1. Doi:10.4102/phcfm.v3i1.222.   Introduction  The five countries with the highest HIV […]

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The Subaru Fauresmith 200 km Challenge

Ingle, Mark (2008), “The Subaru Fauresmith 200 km Challenge: Looking a Gift-horse in the Mouth?”, in Africa Insight, vol. 38, no.3, pp. 86-99.   Abstract This article describes an equestrian sport known as ‘endurance riding.’ It focuses on the Subaru Fauresmith 200km Challenge, which is held every year in the small southern Free State town […]

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