Sutherland

A brief lithostratigraphic review of the Abrahamskraal…

The basal strata of the Beaufort Group of the South African Karoo Basin, comprising the western Abrahamskraal and eastern Koonap formations, contain the most time extensive record of Middle Permian fossil tetrapods and hold the key to understanding Middle Permian biodiversity change in the continental realm. To determine faunal stratigraphic ranges a reliable lithostratigraphic framework […]

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An Assessment of the Karoo-Hoogland Integrated Development Plan

Ingle, M (2010), An Assessment of the Karoo-Hoogland Integrated Development Plan, Politeia 29(2): 85-102.   Abstract The Karoo-Hoogland Local Municipality is situated in the extreme south of the Northern Cape, perched atop the escarpment, and consists of the three small towns of Sutherland, Fraserburg and Williston. The municipality’s Integrated Development Plan (IDP) provides an interesting […]

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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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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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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 Unpublished report, Centre for Development Studies, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.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 Copernical Shift in Space Tourism

Ingle, M (2011), “The Copernical Shift in Space Tourism and its Implications for Tourism in the Great Karoo” South African Geographical Journal, Volume 93, Issue 1, 2011l p 104-118   Abstract With the widely anticipated launch of commercial suborbital space travel in the near future, space tourism is finally set to come into its own after […]

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