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The Determinants of Private Sector Performance Medium Scale Tourism Firms

"Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a concept that many companies both in the developed and developing world are embracing to show concern for the less privileged in society. Various companies have also used cause related marketing (CRM) progr…

Is Community-based Natural Resource Management in Botswana Viable?

"If Botswana is to continue its success story as an African anomaly, it will have to manage its transition to a less diamond-dependent economy skilfully. Until alternative and new sources of economic growth can be found, eco-tourism will be the k…

Tanzania Cluster Initiative Project: An Evaluation Report from the Eight Cluster Initiatives

"The report has categorized cluster initiatives into three major categories: the organic, engineered and re-engineered cluster initiatives. Generally we can say that during the 18 months of implementation clusters have shown positive development, es…

The Role of Tourism in Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania

"The main objective of this study was to analyse the direct and indirect livelihood impacts from tourism and their implications for poverty alleviation. The sector being the fastest growing sector in Tanzania, the study intended to investigate the …

A Case Study of the Lekgophung Tourism Lodge, South Africa

"The Lekgophung Lodge is a community-owned wildlife tourism lodge, located in the western part of the Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa. The Lekgophung community is settled near the western boundary of this protected ar…

Economic and Social Upgrading in Tourism Global Production Networks: Findings from Uganda

"Over the last decade, Uganda has re-emerged as a global tourism destination after years of instability. The growth of Uganda’s tourism global production network, however, is slow and is characterized by a few elite firms and highly controlled trave…

Reviewing Uganda’s Tourism Sector for Economic and Social Upgrading

"In tourism the use of sector’s employment opportunities and contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) as a measure of its performance may be deceptive as the sector is prone to foreigners domination and has a lot of ‘leakages’. Global production…

Liberation Heritage Route: Reminiscent of the Painful Past or a Road to the Future?

"In 2009, a series of thirteen sites within South Africa was submitted to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) for World Heritage status. Linked together by a common narrative of the liberation struggle, the …

Brazil-SA: (Not) Doing business across the Atlantic

"Disappointingly little business is being conducted between Brazil and South Africa, arguably the most important economic powers in their respective regions. The reasons for this are varied, but have mostly to do with a lack of informed awareness …

State of Community-based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa: Assessing Progress and Looking Ahead

"Since the 1990s the development–conservation paradigm in the Southern African region has shifted from an approach that emphasised centralised management and wildlife protection, to one that better incorporates socio-economic development and promote…

Ensuring Elephant Survival through Improving Community Benefits

"The demand for ivory products exceeds the available supply of elephant tusks, resulting in the extensive illegal killing of elephants. It is therefore imperative that demand-reduction campaigns help consumers to make the link between elephant po…

Australian-South African Relations

This Background briefing is a revised version of an address given by Dr T B Millar at Jan Smuts house. The relationship between South Africa and Australia is the focus point of the briefing and looks at relations with regard to travel, sports, civi…

Industries without Smokestacks: Firm Characteristics and Constraints to Growth

Structural change is taking place in Africa, but—in contrast with East Asia—export-led manufacturing is playing a minor role. Falling transport costs and progress in information and communications technology have, at the same time, created tradable…

COVID-19 and the Egyptian Economy: Estimating the Impacts of Expected Reductions in Tourism, Suez Canal Revenues, and Remittances

Egypt’s recent economic success will almost certainly be interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We examine the likely impact on the Egyptian economy of a significant reduction in tourism, payments received from the Suez Canal, and remittances from Eg…

International Tourist Arrivals in Africa: Do Issues of Good Governance Matter?

Political stability, good governance, and an enabling business environment provide the foundation for tourism growth. Promotion of good governance in Africa, it is believed, has the potential to enhance the image and attractiveness of the continent …

Visites de Touristes Internationaux en Afrique: Les Questions de Bonne Gouvernance sont-elles Importantes ? / International Tourists Arrivals in Africa: Do Issues of Good Governance Matter?

Political stability, good governance, and an enabling business environment provide the foundation for tourism growth. Promotion of good governance in Africa, it is believed, has the potential to enhance the image and attractiveness of the continent …

Coastal Tourism and Economic Inclusion in Indian Ocean Rim Association States

The inclusiveness of tourism development is coming under close academic and policy scrutiny, including in policy debates within the Indian Ocean region through the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). Coastal and marine tourism is recognised as a vi…

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