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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    South Africa, Southern Africa, Northern America, Central Asia, Western Asia

    Dryland mountains are among the least-known environments in the world, and certainly one of the most overlooked by decision- and policy-makers. Dryland mountains have an outstanding strategic value. They act as water towers for surrounding dry lowland areas, as shown by the examples of the Rocky Mountains of North America, the Central Andes, the mountains of the Mediterranean Basin, the Sahara and Sub-Saharan Africa, West Asia, and Central Asia

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    South Africa, Southern Africa

    The objective is to record current living customary law and ways in which it is moving in progressive directions so that this information can be used towards justice, as evidence in court cases, and in policy development and political engagement from local to national levels.

  3. Library Resource
    December, 2011
    Eswatini, Southern Africa, Africa

    Beans are an important crop for food and income generation in Swaziland. They do very well in the higher areas of the country although can be grown in all the regions. They are also the second legume to Swazi farmers after groundnuts in importance. Different farmers grow beans for different uses such as leaves, green beans or dry beans.

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    Manuals & Guidelines
    January, 2012
    South Africa

    This guide has been written as the first step towards concretising and standardising the process involved in the identification and assessment of well-located land for human settlement. The

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    An overview of capturing and allocating value created through the development of transport infrastructure in South Africa

    Conference Papers & Reports
    January, 2012
    South Africa

    Cities attribute much of their economic expansion to the development of transit systems that link people efficiently to jobs. However, many of South Africa's cities lack modern mass transit systems for transporting commuters. Partly as a result, South Africans, especially low-income workers, spend a high share of their disposable income on transport.

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    Conference Papers & Reports
    November, 2011
    South Africa

    The Department of Human Settlements reports that between 1994 and 2009, 2.94-million housing units and serviced sites have either been built or were under construction. By September 2010, 1.44-million of these properties were formally registered on the Deeds Registry. This means that about 50% of subsidy beneficiaries had not yet received formal title for their housing. Moreover, since 2005, the percentage of subsidy properties that have been formally registered per year has plummeted.

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    A guide for municipal practitioners

    Conference Papers & Reports
    January, 2012
    South Africa

    Urban land markets have a profound effect on how well poor households are able to access the jobs, amenities and services offered in the city. But often the way in which this market works frustrates attempts to open up better located living and business opportunities for poorer urban households and communities, despite government policies and programmes intended to address these challenges. The challenge in South Africa is even larger because of worsening poverty and inequality, and the continuing growth of cities through urbanisation.

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    A reflection on the first decade of a democratic and transformed local government in South Africa

    Conference Papers & Reports
    August, 2011
    South Africa

    South African cities are under the national and international spotlight again. Community protests over service delivery, disputes about councillor selection, mismanagement and underspending of municipal budgets, and recurrent billing problems have attracted growing public concern. Yet cities have also been fêted for rekindling a spirit of national unity during 2010, delivering world-class transport schemes and leading the economy out of recession.

  9. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    July, 2011
    South Africa

    The last decade has seen a significant increase in the number of retail centres being developed in 'emerging economy' areas - townships and rural areas - in South Africa. In Soweto, for example, at least six shopping centres have opened their doors since 2005. Even in the townships of smaller South African cities, shopping centre developments have sprung up, changing the face of commercial transactions for many residing in these areas.

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