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Mining and Community in South Africa
From Small Town to Iron Town
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Secondary Cities and Development
Lochner Marais, Etienne Nel, Ronnie Donaldson
The role secondary cities play in the global space economy and national urban hierarchies is increasingly receiving attention from scholars and international agencies, most notably the Cities Alliance. Secondary Cities and Development considers th...
Small Town Geographies in Africa
Ronnie Donaldson, Lochner Marais
Urban geographic inquiry has for decades been biased towards a focus on larger cities and metropolitan areas, both in the developed and developing world contexts. Small towns are generally depicted as rural, and many people do not even consider th...
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Lochner Marais is Professor in Development Studies at the Centre for Development Support, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Philippe Burger is Professor and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Deidre van Rooyen is currently the Programme Director for Development Studies and a researcher in the Centre for Development Support at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Part I 1. The background to the Postmasburg study 2. The literature on mining communities and mining growth and decline 3. Migration and mine labour in South Africa Part II: Governance, planning, the environment and power 4. The Tsassamba Committee 5. Spatial planning for Postmasburg 6. Government, mining and community relations 7. Mining and municipal finance 8. Environmental legislation, mining and ecosystems Part III: To own or to rent? 9. Mineworker housing 10. The Khumani approach to homeownership in Postmasburg IV: Working and doing business 11. Work, wages and welfare in Postmasburg 12. Psychological well-being on the mine 13. Businesses in Postmasburg: Tshipe e lokile ('iron is good') - but what about business? Part V: Conclusion 14. The way forward for Postmasburg