Municipality

Municipal Commonage Management in Emthanjeni Municipality, De Aar Area

Cartwright, A, Harrison, T and Benseler, A (2002), Municipal Commonage Management in Emthanjeni Municipality, De Aar Area, unpublished report, Local Government Support and Learning Programme, Department of Local Government, Northern Cape.   Introduction The National Department of Agriculture and Land Affairs has set the target of redistributing 30% of the land to black aspirant farmers by […]

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Nieu-Bethesda case study

Kruger, N (2007), Nieu-Bethesda case study. Unpublished report, Centre for Development Studies, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.   BACKGROUND –BRIEF HISTORY Nieu Bethesda was established in 1878 on the farm Uitkyk which belonged to Mr. B.J. Pienaar. At first it was set aside as a site for a Dutch Reformed Church since it took […]

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Noka e Tlatswa ke Dinokana – A river swells from little streams

Botes, L and Abrahams, D (2008, 2009), Noka e Tlatswa ke Dinokana – A river swells from little streams: Responsive partnership-building approaches to development, in S De Gruchy, N Koopman and S Strijbos (eds), From our side: Emerging Perspectives on Development and Ethics, Amsterdam and Pretoria: Rozenberg Publishers & UNISA Press, pp. 117-133.   Synopsis: From […]

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Perceptions of climate change and barriers to adaptation amongst commonage and commercial livestock farmers in the semi-arid Eastern Cape Karoo

Muller, C and Shackleton, SE (2013), Perceptions of climate change and barriers to adaptation amongst commonage and commercial livestock farmers in the semi-arid Eastern Cape Karoo, African Journal of Range & Forage Science. Click here for online version http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/10220119.2013.845606 ( you may need to pay for this item), or contact Sheona Shackleton at s.shackleton@ru.ac.za. Abstract […]

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Promotion of small-town development

Van Rooy, R (2007), Promotion of small-town development: The case of the Apollo Development Association in Victoria West, Mini-thesis, Masters in Development Studies, University of the Free State.   ABSTRACT South African small towns are in desperate need of appropriate forms of Local Economic Development. In terms of their nature and scale, the projects embarked on […]

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Public perceptions of local government

Roefs, M and Atkinson, D (2010), Public perceptions of local government, in Roberts, B, W Kivilu, M and Davids, YD, South African Social Attitudes, 2nd Report: Reflections on the Age of Hope, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria. Click here for whole e-book. see  chapter 3    

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Scopes and deficits of Participatory GIS in municipalities in the central Karoo

Haubold, A (2012), Scopes and deficits of Participatory GIS in municipalities in the central Karoo, MSc thesis, Geographisches Institut der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn.   1. Introduction  1.1 Defining the problem  “GIS provides a common language for discussion and acts as a means to bring people together in the decision-making process.” (CRAIG ET AL. 2002, p. […]

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Service delivery to farming areas

Ingle, M and Van Schalkwyk, C (2002), Service delivery to farming areas, Unpublished report, Local Government Support and Learning Programme, Department of Local Government, Northern Cape.   Background Kareeberg Municipality consists of the three towns of Vanwyksvlei, Vosburg and Carnarvon, and their associated farming hinterland. The three towns form an inverted, roughly equilateral, triangle with Vosburg in […]

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Sutherland case study

Van Rooyen, D (2007), Sutherland case study. Unpublished report, Centre for Development Studies, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.   BACKGROUND  Sutherland is famous for its cold climate. Sutherland gets frost on an average of 88 nights every year with an average minimum temperature of 3oC and a maximum of 20oC (Karoo Hoogland, 2004). Sutherland […]

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The Contribution of Municipal Commonage to Local People’s Livelihoods in Small South African Towns

Davenport, N (2008), The Contribution of Municipal Commonage to Local People’s Livelihoods in Small South African Towns, MSc thesis, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.   Abstract To redress past discrepancies in land tenure, the ANC government acknowledged that land needs to be made accessible to the previously disadvantaged, announcing that commonage would be a pillar of their […]

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