Towns

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 Unpublished report, Centre for Development Studies, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.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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Promoting small town development

Van Rooy, R and Marais, L (2012), “Promoting small town development: The case of the Apollo Development Association, in R Donaldson and L Marais (eds), Small Town Geographies in Africa: Experiences from South Africa and Elsewhere, Nova Press. Lochner Marais can be contacted at maraisjgl@ufs.ac.za; book for sale from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Small-Town-Geographies-Africa-Experiences/dp/162100001X).  

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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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Proportionality in enterprise development of SA Towns

Toerien, DF and Seaman, MT (2012), Proportionality in enterprise development of South African towns, South African Journal of Science, May/June.   Abstract We investigated proportionalities in the enterprise structures of 125 South African towns through examining four hypotheses, (1) the magnitude of enterprise development in a town is a function of the population size of […]

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Regional order in the enterprise structures of selected Eastern Cape Karoo towns

Toerien, DF and MT Seaman, MT (2012), Regional order in the enterprise structures of selected Eastern Cape Karoo towns, South African Geographical Journal, vol. 94, no. 2. (2012)   Abstract Proportionality phenomena have earlier been observed in the enterprise structures of South African towns. A question remained whether small towns also exhibit such hidden order. […]

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Rural and Urban Dynamics in the Eastern Cape Karoo A preliminary investigation over 100 years.

Nel, E, Hill, T, Taylor, B and Atkinson, D (2007), Rural and Urban Dynamics in the Eastern Cape Karoo A preliminary investigation over 100 years.   Abstract Arid and semi-arid areas are often considered environmentally and economically marginal which has been exacerbated by economic realities, shifts in agricultural production and land use, policy implementation and general perceptions […]

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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 enterprise ecology of towns in the Karoo

Toerien, DF and Seaman MT (2010), The enterprise ecology of towns in the Karoo, South Africa, In South African Journal of Science, May/June.   ABSTRACT Two concepts, (1) companies are ‘living’ entities and (2) ‘company ecology’, stimulated our hypothesis that towns are ‘enterprise ecosystems’. This hypothesis cannot be tested directly. However, if it is correct, […]

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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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Urbanisation and the future urban agenda in South Africa

Atkinson, D and Marais, L (2006), “Urbanisation and the future urban agenda in South Africa” in Democracy and Delivery: Urban policy in South Africa, edited by Richard Tomlinson and Udesh Pillay, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria. The book can be downloaded for free at: http://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/product.php?productid=2153   Democracy and Delivery: Urban Policy in South Africa tells the […]

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