An Airport in the Central Karoo

Atkinson, D, Myles, P and Van Rooyen, D (2013), An Airport in the Central Karoo: The Feasibility and Potential Impacts of the Karoo Gateway Airport, Beaufort West. Unpublished commissioned report, Centre for Development Support, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein; Funded by the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands, Pretoria.   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  1. This report […]

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Logistics Cities in Peripheral Areas

Pretorius, M (2013), Logistics Cities in Peripheral Areas, PhD thesis, Centre for Development Support, University of the Free State.   Background and problem statement  Trade competition between regions and countries has increased significantly in recent years. This increase is mainly due to increasing levels of globalisation, the rapid development of transport technology and the enlargement, […]

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Service delivery to farming areas

Ingle, M and Van Schalkwyk, C (2002), Service delivery to farming areas, Unpublished report, Local Government Support and Learning Programme, Department of Local Government, Northern Cape.   Background Kareeberg Municipality consists of the three towns of Vanwyksvlei, Vosburg and Carnarvon, and their associated farming hinterland. The three towns form an inverted, roughly equilateral, triangle with Vosburg in […]

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South African minibus taxi industry

Ingle, M (2009), An historical overview of problems associated with the formalization of the South African minibus taxi industry, New Contree, vol. 57.   Introduction The ascendancy of the minibus taxi industry in South Africa was a consequence of the apartheid policy of situating poorly-serviced black settlements on the periphery of the urban conurbations. After deregulation […]

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Tarring the road to Mecca

Ingle, Mark (2012), “Tarring the road to Mecca: Dilemmas of infrastructural development in a small Karoo town”, in R Donaldson and L Marais (eds), Small Town Geographies in Africa: Experiences from South Africa and Elsewhere, Nova Press.   Click here to download a document list (Author contact:  

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The tourism potential of Beaufort West

Van Staden, J-W and Marais, L (2005), The tourism potential of Beaufort West: a study based on visitor demand. Development Southern Africa Vol. 22, No. 2.   Abstract Tourism is increasingly viewed as a key strategy for promoting local economic development. The integrated development planning (IDP) process of the Beaufort West municipality on the north-eastern […]

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