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Tourism, Local Livelihoods, and the Private Sector in South Africa: Case Studies on the Growing Role of the Private Sector in Natural Resources Manage

Author: Anna Spenceley
Organisation: Sustainable Livelihoods in Southern Africa Research Paper 8
Publish Date: March 2003
Country: Africa
Sector: Economic
Method: Scenarios
Theme: Tourism
Type: Other publication
Language: English
Tags: Tourism, Tourist, Travel, Leisure. South Africa, Scenarios

The focus of this paper is to examine how changing institutional arrangements and policies affect poor people’s livelihoods and access to natural resources. It addresses tourism in South Africa, and the growing role of the private sector in natural resource management. Six different scenarios are analysed to demonstrate how government, NGOs, the private sector and rural communities have influenced rural livelihoods through tourism practices. The scenarios have been illustrated with seventeen case studies from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The driving forces for initiatives and the degree to which the poor have influenced them are explored through the case studies, as are the costs, benefits and constraints of the scenarios
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