Municipality

The Governance and Management of Commonages in three Small Towns in the Eastern Cape

Martens, C (2009), The Governance and Management of Commonages in three Small Towns in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, Masters thesis, Environmental Science, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.   Abstract Commonage is land that is usually found adjacent to a town, which is owned by the local municipality and acquired through state grants or, historically, through the church. Since […]

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The need for agricultural extension services for municipal commonage farmers

Atkinson, D (2007), “The need for agricultural extension services for municipal commonage farmers”, Journal of Agricultural Extension, vol. 36.   Abstract  The paper focuses on the agricultural skills of black and coloured “emergent” farmers using municipal commonage land in South Africa. This paper is based on in-depth interviews with 28 commonage users, undertaken in Philippolis […]

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Victoria West case study

Van Rooyen, D (2007), Victoria West case study. Unpublished report, Centre for Development Studies, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.   BACKGROUND – BRIEF HISTORY  The town of Victoria West was founded in 1843, when the Dutch Reformed Church bought a portion of the farm Zeekoegat from the estate of Mr. J.H. Claassens. The history […]

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What Price Developmental Land-use in South Africa?

Ingle, M (2006), “What Price Developmental Land-use in South Africa?: paying lip service to law”, Journal of Public Administration 41(4):750-760.   Contact the author on vdpost2002@yahoo.com.    

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