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South Africa and Environment

South Africa
  • Capital: Pretoria
  • Population: 49000000
  • Size: 1219912.0 Km2

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New structures needed to ensure cooperation between the government bodies that manage the national parks
P. Brynard; L. Malan / Department of Political Sciences, University of South Africa, South Africa 2002
This article examines the government in stitutions in place in South Africa for managing national and provincial parks, the structures governing relations between them, and their recent history; and identifies necessary changes to the...
Investment needs for water and electricity service provision in rural South Africa
D. Hemson / Southern African Regional Poverty Network 2004
This paper examines the backlog in the delivery of water and electricity services for the rural population in South Africa. It argues that considerable additional resources to those currently assigned by the government are needed to m...
Approaches in tourism and forestry development: what are the roles of the private sector and community?
C. Ashley; Z. Ntshona / Environment Team, IDS Sussex 2003
This paper reviews the changing roles of private sector and local residents in tourism and forestry development, looking both at what is envisaged in policies and plans, and what is emerging, taking the Wild Coast, South Africa as a c...
Private sector participation in water supply: too fast, too soon?
Eric Gutierrez / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
Is water privatisation being over-promoted? Is private sector participation (PSP) in its current forms likely to promote the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals to provide the poor with reliable, affordable and sustainable...
Analysis of experience of Southern Africa TBNRM initiatives
B. Jones; E. Chonguica / World Conservation Union Regional Office for Southern Africa 2001
The authors of this paper intend to help clarify understanding of trans-boundary natural resource management (TBNRM) in southern Africa. This paper focuses specifically on: a description of specific initiative in the re...
Powering rural development: energy management in African schools and hospitals
id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2003
Across the developing world, rural schools, hospitals and other public institutions face severe energy problems. How can they be helped to develop sustainable solutions which blend demand-side management, energy efficiency and appropr...
Water and sanitation goals: is progress in the pipeline?
Richard Jolly / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
In the 1980s, the world set the goal of water and sanitation for all by the end of the decade. By contrast, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are only to halve the proportions without affordable access to safe water and adequate...
Certifiably eco-friendly: is certification promoting sustainable forestry management?
Stephen Bass; Kirsti Thornber; Matthew Markopoulos / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
Forest certification is all the rage, but is it having any impact? Who is benefiting from the ‘good wood’ trade? Is certification improving responsible business practice in forest product supply chains? Can the private secto...
A burning issue: promoting sustainable pro- poor access to affordable energy
Alison Doig / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
In urban areas of developing countries the poor pay more per unit of energy consumed and are most vulnerable to price hikes. Are they forever doomed to use expensive, inefficient and unsafe fuels for cooking, heating, power and light?...
From subsidy to sustainability: cost recovery challenges in urban water supply
Kristin Komives; Linda Stalker-Prokopy / id21 Development Research Reporting Service 2002
Although water is increasingly seen as an economic good, the issue of cost recovery for water supply and sanitation is far from straightforward. Poor households are in some places reluctant or unable to pay for networked services whil...
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