Municipality

An Assessment of the Karoo-Hoogland Integrated Development Plan

Ingle, M (2010), An Assessment of the Karoo-Hoogland Integrated Development Plan, Politeia 29(2): 85-102.   Abstract The Karoo-Hoogland Local Municipality is situated in the extreme south of the Northern Cape, perched atop the escarpment, and consists of the three small towns of Sutherland, Fraserburg and Williston. The municipality’s Integrated Development Plan (IDP) provides an interesting […]

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Beaufort West case study

Van Rooyen, D (2007), Beaufort West case study. Unpublished report, Centre for Development Studies, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein. BACKGROUND – BRIEF HISTORY  The town of Beaufort West was established in 1818 on the farm Hooyvlakkte at the request of Lord Charles, Somerset, then governor of the Cape. The town was named in honour […]

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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 Unpublished report, Centre for Development Studies, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.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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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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Cradock case study

Sigenu, K (2007), Cradock case study. Unpublished report, Centre for Development Studies, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.   BACKGROUND The history of Cradock dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, when British troops were stationed in the Great Fish River area to ensure peace on the country’s Eastern Frontier. A fort was […]

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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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Exercising the Mind with Integrated Development Planning

Ingle, M (2007), Exercising the Mind with Integrated Development Planning, Politeia 26(1):5-17.   Abstract The contention of this article is that an undue fixation on the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) as an end product, as opposed to the processes that should be implicit in its formulation, has tended to detract from the IDP’s considerable potential […]

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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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Graaff-Reinet case study

Sigenu, K (2007), Graaff-Reinet case study. Unpublished report, Centre for Development Studies, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.   HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Graaff-Reinet lies in the horse-shoe bend of the Sundays River and in the shadow of the rocky Sneeuberg Mountain Range. It is known as the “Gem of the Karoo”. It gets this name from […]

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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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