South Africa

Selected literatures and data about South Africa

  • Magnificient South Africa: Photo slide show about South Africa. Download » PDF or » Powerpoint Slide Show (PSS)
  • International Marketing Assignment on Business Environmental Analysis and its Impact on Marketing Decisions: » South Africa - Alive with Possibilities. Sirsanath Banerjee.

  • The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in southern Africa. Darwall, Will ; Smith, K. ; Tweddle, D. ; Skelton, P.

    Biodiversity within inland water ecosystems in southern Africa is highly diverse and of great importance to livelihoods and economies, however, development activities are not always compatible with the conservation of this diversity and it is poorly represented in the development planning process. One of the main reasons is a lack of readily available information on the status and distribution of inland water taxa. In response to this need for information, the IUCN Species Programme, in collaboration with the South Africa Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) conducted a regional assessment of 1,279 taxa of freshwater fishes, molluscs, odonates, crabs, and selected families of aquatic plants from across southern Africa. In the process of the study, which is based on the collation and analysis of existing information, regional experts from five of these countries were trained in biodiversity assessment methods, including application of the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria and species mapping using GIS software. Distribution ranges have been mapped for the majority of species so providing an important tool for application to the conservation and development planning processes. The full dataset is made freely available through distribution on CD and through the IUCN Red List website » Download.

    Africa is the second-largest continent on Earth after Asia and currently considered among the most strategic regions in terms of global development opportunities. With about 30 million square kilometres including adjacent islands and the Sahara, the worlds largest desert, Africa covers over 20 per cent of Earths total land area. Africa is also the second most populous continent after Asia With over 965 million people it accounts for about one-seventh of the worlds human population. The vast landscape of Africa contains a host of natural wonders and rich resources such as coltan and platinum, which are currently considered the most strategic minerals...» Download.

    Analysis of Stakeholder Power and Responsibilities in Community Involvement in Forest management in Eastern and Southern Africa. Edmund Barrow, Jeanette Clarke, Isla Grundy, Kamugisha-Ruhombe Jones and Yemeserach Tessema, 2002.

    This review explores forest conservation from the perspective of rural people and other key stakeholders. A loose focus is placed on natural or indigenous trees. The purpose is to identify and understand the key issues relating to power, and the responsible involvement of communities in forest management, in order to learn lessons, and inform and influence policy. This helps explore the opportunities as to how forest options can contribute to the reduction of poverty, and identify areas needing further research. Combining a focus on securing livelihoods with community negotiating and decision making processes enables us to analyse inter- and intra-community power structures an relations at a community level » Download.

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