Tourism

Counterurbanisation and the emergence of a postproductivist economy in South Africa’s arid Karoo region

Ingle, M (2013), Counterurbanisation and the emergence of a postproductivist economy in South Africa’s arid Karoo region, 1994-2010.    Abstract  This review article serves to broach the concept of the “post-productivist countryside” where the primacy of agricultural production is supplanted by tertiary industries such as tourism, recreational farming, and arts and crafts production. The essay […]

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Culinary mapping and tourism development in South Africa’s Karoo region

 Culinary mapping and tourism development in South Africa’s Karoo region,  GE du Rand, Ingrid Booysen, Doreen Atkinson,African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Vol. 5 (4) – (2016). Abstract Successful development of cuisine as a niche tourism product has been portrayed in various countries in the world. The paper argues that the Karoo provides evidence […]

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Draft Regulations on the Protection of the Karoo Central Astronomy Advantage Areas

The necessity for the protection of the Square Kilometre Array (“SKA”) against certain levels of radio frequency interferance or any activity which may detrimentally impact on radio astronomy and related scientific endeavours, has led to the declaration of areas…

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Getting the chemistry right: Assessing the impact of the FIFA 2010 on Karoo towns

Atkinson, D (2012), “Getting the chemistry right: Assessing the impact of the FIFA 2010 on Karoo towns”, in Ronnie Donaldson and Lochner Marais (eds), Small Town Geographies in Africa: Experiences from South Africa and Elsewhere, Nova Publishers, New York. (Contact author at karoo@intekom.co.za; book for sale from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com).  

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Growing like a Magic Mushroom

 AfrikaBurn is a South African version of the Burning Man festival, held annually at Black Rock, Nevada, USA. AfrikaBurn is a participatory explosion of creativity, art, and innovation, which arises for a week on a remote desert floor in the Tankwa Karoo. 

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Is South Africa’s Great Karoo Region becoming a tourism destination?

Is South Africa’s Great Karoo Region becoming a tourism destination?, Doreen Atkinson, Journal of Arid Environments, vol. 127, April 2016.   Abstract Desert tourism has grown steadily in several regions of the world, due to a post-modern fascination with remoteness, barrenness, silence and solitude. This paper evaluates the trend towards tourism development in South Africa’s arid Karoo […]

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Karoo Tourism Strategy

Karoo Development Foundation – Karoo Tourism Strategy In October 2012, the Karoo Development Foundation published a Karoo Tourism Strategy, which presents a vision for future tourism development in this region. The Strategy was endorsed by the National Department of Tourism, at the Karoo Development Conference in Beaufort West, 26 October 2012. The full version of the […]

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Karoo Wabi Sabi

Ingle, M (2013), Karoo Wabi Sabi: Die Omtowering van ’n Doodgewone Landskap, LitNet Akademies 10(3):607-628.     Opsomming  Hierdie essay ondersoek ’n aspek van Suid-Afrika se dorre Karoo wat klaarblyklik nog nie juis baie aandag ontvang het in die literatuur nie. Dít is die relatiewe oorvloed van weggegooide of vanselfsprekende artefakte en strukture wat ’n […]

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Making the Most of ‘Nothing’: Astro-tourism, the Sublime, and the Karoo as a ‘space destination

Ingle, M (2010), “Making the Most of ‘Nothing’: Astro-tourism, the Sublime, and the Karoo as a ‘space destination’”, Transformation 74:87-111. ABSTRACT:  In recent years perceptions of South Africa’s arid Karoo have been radically transformed. Whereas the Karoo was once regarded as a desolate wasteland, it is now being punted as a positively trendy region, both […]

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Prospects for Tourism as a Catalyst for Development in SA

Ingle, M (2007), “Prospects for Tourism as a Catalyst for Development in South Africa” Journal for New Generation Sciences, 7(1), 18-33.   Abstract The potential for tourism to contribute to development in South Africa has been enthusiastically embraced by the government and by many scholars. This article examines tourism from two perspectives “Tourism First” and […]

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