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Globalisation, development and community-based tourism in developing countries : a case study of Pondonland, Eastern Cape.
Contemporary globalisation in developing countries is circumscribed by neo-liberal development approaches, while community-based development seeks to create alternative development strategies. This thesis brings together ...
The use of spatial analysis and participatory approaches in strategic environmental assessment (SEA) : identifying and predicting the ecological impacts of development on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast of South Africa.
The high pressures for coastal development, translated as prolific land cover transformation, coupled with the weaknesses of management to protect the environment has led to the gradual deterioration of environmental ...
The remote sensing of papyrus vegetation (Cyperus papyrus L.) in swamp wetlands of South Africa.
Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus .L) swamp is the most species rich habitat that play vital hydrological, ecological, and economic roles in central tropical and western African wetlands. However, the existence of papyrus vegetation ...
Communities' perceptions and assessment of biodiversity conservation strategies : the case of protected areas in Kenya.
Protected areas in Kenya constitute 7% of the total land area with over 75% of wildlife in the country being found on private or communal land. Wi th one of the highest population growth rates in the world and facing a ...
A study of the environmental impacts (natural and anthropogenic) on the estuaries of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa : implications for management.
This thesis documents eight estuaries that are situated on the northern coastline of KwaZulu-Natal viz.: St Lucia, Mfolozi, Zinkwazi, Mvoti, Mngeni and those of the South i.e. Isipingo, Manzimtoti and Mkomazi. The documentation ...
Remote sensing of forest health : the detection and mapping of Pinus patula trees infested by Sirex noctilio.
Sirex noctilio is causing considerable mortality in commercial pine forests in KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa. The ability to remotely detect S. noctilio infestations remains crucial for monitoring the spread of the wasp ...
Rethinking society and space : neighbourhood, locality and region in a changing South Africa.
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The legacy impacts of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in Africa : case studies of stakeholder and soccer fans' perceptions in Cameroon and Nigeria.
The hosting of sport events, especially large-scale and mega-events, is deemed to be an important component of promoting development in relation to economic and social aspects in both developed and developing contexts. ...
A socio-economic and spatial investigation into the health implications of air pollution in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
There is increasing recognition of the links between air pollution and human health. Epidemiological studies have shown that there are numerous air pollutants that are associated with indoor energy use and with the ...