Towns


Enterprise richness as an important characteristic of SA towns

Toerien, DF (2014), Enterprise richness as an important characteristic of South African towns, South African Journal of Science, November/December.   Abstract Towards the end of the 20th century there were almost 500 small towns of fewer than 50 000 persons in South Africa, accommodating about one tenth of the country’s population. Little was known or […]

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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 Unpublished report, Centre for Development Studies, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.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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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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Klein plattelandse gemeentes as ruimtes om brûe na die hele gemeenskap te bou

Schoeman, K and Van Schalkwyk, C (2013), Klein plattelandse gemeentes as ruimtes om brûe na die hele gemeenskap te bou: ’n Prakties-teologiese ondersoek (Small rural congregations as spaces where bridges can be built to the rest of the community: A practical-theological inquiry), Litnet Akademies, vol. 10, no. 3.   Opsomming  Klein plattelandse dorpies bestaan gewoonlik uit […]

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Land use management, spatial planning and the land market in small towns

Kitchin, F (2008), “Land use management, spatial planning and the land market in small towns” (with Wendy Ovens), in ASSAF (Academy of Science of South Africa), Local Economic Development in Small Towns, Housing Delivery and Impact on the Environment, Pretoria – p53 – 59   Introduction Research conducted by Urban LandMark has shown that land […]

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Making plans against all odds

Human, F, Marais, L, Botes, L (2008), “Making plans against all odds: Local Economic Development in small towns of the Free State”, 2008, Africa Insight, 38(1) 2008, pp53-66.   Abstract Since the transition to democracy, there has been an increasing emphasis on local economic development (LED) in South Africa. The LED efforts in three small municipalities of […]

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Marginalisation and demographic change in the Karoo

Nel, E and Hill, T (2008), “Marginalisation and demographic change in the Karoo, South Africa”, Journal of Arid Environments, vol. 72, 2008, pp. 2264-2274.   Abstract Semi-arid areas are often considered to be environmentally and economically marginal, a situation which has been exacerbated by economic change, shifts in agricultural production and land use, and changing […]

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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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Monitoring the LED Fund in South Africa

Prof. Atkinson, D (2003), Monitoring the LED Fund in South Africa: Lessons from a Brave New Programme, World Bank Conference on Integrating Rural Development and Small Urban Centres, Washington DC, 18-19 March 2003.   INTRODUCTION: THE L.E.D. FUND AND M&E  During the last eight years, profound and rapid changes have taken place in South African […]

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