Natural Resources Governance in Southern Africa
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: African Books Collective
Title Page, Copyright Page
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About the Contributors
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Paxie W Chirwa has been the Chair of Forest Science Post Graduate Studies at the University of Pretoria in South Africa since September 2009. He was previously an Associate Professor of Forest Science at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. ...
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Southern Africa is endowed with numerous non-renewable natural resources such as coal, crude oil, natural gas and minerals, as well as renewable natural resources such as forestry, marine resources and naturally occurring biodiversity of fauna and flora. Despite this natural wealth the southern Africa region remains peripheral in the global economy, ...
Part 1: Mining
Globalisation and the Minerals Industry: A South African Case Study
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Countries in southern Africa are trapped in a global economic division of labour based on the neo-Ricardian notion of comparative/competitive advantage. This holds that countries should concentrate their developmental efforts on the areas of their specialisation or comparative advantage. ...
Part 2: Fishery
The Dualistic Nature of Fisheries and Policy Responses in Mozambique and South Africa: Small-Scale Fisheries, Poverty and Policies
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With the end of the civil war in Mozambique in 1992 and the apartheid regime in South Africa in 1994, new spaces were created to formulate fisheries’ policies guided by democratic principles. In 1994 the new Fisheries Master Plan was promulgated in Mozambique and in 1998 the Marine Living Resources Act in South Africa ...
Part 3: Forestry
Forest Resource Use in southern Africa
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Southern Africa is endowed with a rich variety of forest and woodland ranging from tropical rainforests in Angola to dry mopane woodland areas in Botswana. Forest and woodlands cover approximately 222 million hectare or 32.5% of the total land area in southern Africa with considerable variation in forest cover between countries. ...
Part 4: Transfrontier Parks
Revisiting the Question of Local Communities in Transboundary Natural Resource Management (TBNRM): The Case of Peace Parks in Southern Africa
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The concept of Transboundary Natural Resource Management (TBNRM) has, increasingly, been promoted as an integral part of the southern African region’s vision to promote co-operation and improve the conservation of biodiversity and endangered ecosystems. Central to TBNRM is the idea of local community participation, ...
Part 5 - Conclusion
The Governance of Natural Resources in Southern Africa
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The United Nations has declared 2010 the year of biodiversity in an effort to highlight the need to take action in protecting the variety of life on earth (UN Convention on Biological Diversity). While southern Africa is a region of significant biodiversity, there has been a shortfall in efforts aimed at achieving the 2010 biodiversity target. ...
Page Count: 146
Publication Year: 2012