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  • An analysis of the current and future deployment of Information Systems and Technology at the University of the Western Cape 

    Bytheway, Andrew J. (Dept of Information Systems, Univ. of the Western Cape, 2000)
    In order to successfully deploy information technology and information systems, any organisation must have a strategy indicating where its business is going, an understanding of the information systems that will help to ...
  • South Africa: Urban transformation 

    Williams, John J. (Elsevier, 2000)
    This paper discusses transformation as a multi-dimensional concept to effect social change in South African society in the post-apartheid era. The policy implications of such a variegated understanding of social change ...
  • Transformative sensemaking: Development in Whose Image? Keyan Tomaselli and the semiotics of visual representation 

    Williams, John J. (Overseas Publishers Association, 2000)
    The defining and distinguishing feature of homo sapiens is its ability to make sense of the world, i.e. to use its intellect to understand and change both itself and the world of which it is an integral part. It is against ...
  • Sustainable development: What's land got to do with it? 

    Turner, Stephen (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2001)
    Ahead of the September 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa is reviewing its plans and progress towards sustainable development. This paper argues that more attention needs to be given ...
  • Land Reform in South Africa: Is it meeting the challenge? 

    Lahiff, Edward (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2001)
    As recent events at Brendell and elsewhere have demonstarted, land and landlessness remain critical issues in post-apartheid South Africa. This paper presents a brief overview of the key challenges facing land reform in ...
  • Radical land reform is key to sustainable rural development in South Africa 

    Kepe, Thembela; Cousins, Ben (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2002)
    Sustainable rural development in 21st century South Africa will never be achieved without a radical assault on the structural underpinnings of poverty and inequality inherited from three centuries of oppression and ...
  • Business development service: Addressing the gap in the Western Cape, South Africa 

    Brijlal, Pradeep (Clute Institute, 2003)
    A survey was conducted to evaluate utilization of business development services by small businesses in the Western Cape. It was deduced that fairly established businesses do not seem to need or use consultancy /training ...
  • TRANCRAA and communal land rights: Lessons from Namaqualand 

    Wisborg, Poul; Rohde, Rick (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2003)
    The Transformation of Certain Rural Areas Act, Act 94 of 1998 (TRANCRAA) is the first comprehensive legislation to reform communal land tenure in South Africa. It aims to transfer land in 23 former coloured rural areas ...
  • Land use and rural livelihoods: Have they been enhanced through land reform? 

    Andrew, Maura; Shackleton, Charlie; Ainslie, Andrew (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2003)
    It is often assumed that transferring land to rural households will provide people with valuable assets that can be productively used to enhance their livelihoods. Unfortunately, few rural people or land reform beneficiaries ...
  • The Information Management Body of Knowledge (IMBOK) 

    Bytheway, Andrew J. (University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    This text is offered primarily as a reference source for postgraduate students who are concerned with the way that information works for organisations. Although there are good books available, none cover the ground in the ...
  • Citizenship, community participation and social change: The case of area coordinating teams in Cape Town, South Africa 

    Williams, John J. (Wiley, 2004)
    Social change does not roll in under the wheels of inevitability On the contrary; we have to organize for it, mobilize for it, struggle for it and indeed, plan for it. This is especially so in a country such as South Africa, ...
  • Multilateral environmental agreements and land and resource rights in Africa 

    Saruchera, Munyaradzi; Kameri-Mbote, Patricia (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    Many African countries are signatories to a number of international and regional environmental treaties. These include the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild ...
  • Common property resources and privatisation trends in Southern Africa 

    Saruchera, Munyaradzi; Fakir, Saliem (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    Access to common property resources (CPRs) is a significant part of the land resource base and therefore the livelihoods of many poor rural people. However, despite their central importance, CPRs are declining throughout ...
  • Nepad, land and resource rights 

    Saruchera, Munyaradzi; Omoweh, Daniel A (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad) is an overarching programme for revitalising Africa’s fortunes. It has a visionary tone, yet the way that it proposes to overcome Africa’s underdevelopment uncritically ...
  • Civil society and social movements: Advocacy for land and resource rights in Africa 

    Saruchera, Munyaradzi; Odhiambo, Michael O (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    Civil society formations in Africa have historically played an important part in the establishment of organising people in the pursuit of common goals. The majority of Africa’s people reside in rural areas where they ...
  • Budgeting for land reform 

    Hall, Ruth; Lahiff, Edward (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    The primary purpose of land reform in South Africa is to redistribute agricultural and other land in order to address the racially skewed pattern of landholding and promote development. Slow progress in land reform over ...
  • Community conservancies in Namibia: An effective institutional model for commons management? 

    Skyer, Patricia; Saruchera, Munyaradzi (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    Common property resources (CPRs) remain of great significance for livelihoods among rural and poor communities of the world. CPRs are particularly important because in many contexts they remain resources of last resort ...
  • Municipal commonage 

    Anderson, Megan; Pienaar, Kobus (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    The Municipal Commonage Programme of the Department of Land Affairs (DLA) aims to enable poor residents to access commonage lands in order to supplement incomes and enhance food security. New commonage accounted for 31% ...
  • Rural settlement 

    Bannister, Sue (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    The focus of South Africa s land reform programme is the acquisition of land and securing tenure rights. Land reform has provided many people with land. However, access to land is only one component of settlement. Settlement ...
  • South African fisheries reform – past, present and future? 

    Isaacs, Moenieba; Hara, Mafaniso; Nielsen, Jesper Raakjar (Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    Two approaches to transformation of the South African fishery industry were adopted after the advent of democracy: the broadening of access rights to new rights holders (individuals and companies) through state intervention ...