Mining

Can the Circle be Squared?: An Enquiry into Shale Gas Mining in South Africa’s Karoo

Ingle, M and Atkinson, D (2015), Can the Circle be Squared?: An Enquiry into Shale Gas Mining in South Africa’s Karoo (with Doreen Atkinson), Development Southern Africa (in press).    

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Economic diversification in a mining town

Helmuth, A (2009), Economic diversification in a mining town: A case study of Oranjemund, MBA mini-thesis, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.   Abstract  Can mining industries and mining based localities promote Local Economic Development (LED)? This case study, on the mining town of Oranjemund, seeks to examine the economic diversification prospects of the town. Stakeholder views are […]

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Economic Potential in South Africa’s Arid Areas

Ingle, Mark (2008), Economic Potential in South Africa’s Arid Areas: A Selection of Niche Products and Services, Arid Areas Programme Report Vol. 7, Centre for Development Support, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.   INTRODUCTION Arid areas are often seen as economically debilitated areas, with little potential for investment. Consequently, there is an assumption that many […]

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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 Unpublished report.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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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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Towards a post-mining economy in a small town

Marais, L and Atkinson, D (2006), Towards a post-mining economy in a small town: Challenges, obstacles and lessons from Koffiefontein, South Africa, Paper presented at the Desert Knowledge Conference, Alice Springs, Australia, 2-4 November.   Introduction  Mining closure has been an international phenomenon as resource depletion has continued and economic changes have resulted in the […]

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