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The Future Of Mining In South Africa - Sunset Or Sunrise? (Paperback): The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection The Future Of Mining In South Africa - Sunset Or Sunrise? (Paperback)
The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection
R320 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R45 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 work days

The future of mining in South Africa is hotly contested. Wide-ranging views from multiple quarters rarely seem to intersect, placing emphasis on different questions without engaging in holistic debate.

This book aims to catalyse change by gathering together fragmented views into unifying conversations. It highlights the importance of debating the future of mining in South Africa and for reaching consensus in other countries across the mineral-dependent globe.

It covers issues such as the potential of platinum to spur industrialisation, land and dispossession on the platinum belt, the roles of the state and capital in mineral development, mining in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the experiences of women in and affected by mining since the late 19th century and mine worker organising: history and lessons and how post-mine rehabilitation can be tackled.

It was inspired not only by an appreciation of South Africa’s extensive mineral endowments, but also by a realisation that, while the South African mining industry performs relatively well on many technical indicators, its management of broader social issues leaves much to be desired. It needs to be deliberated whether the mining industry can play as critical a role going forward as it did in the evolution of the country’s economy.

Finding Common Ground - Land, Equity & Agriculture: Wandile Sihlobo Finding Common Ground - Land, Equity & Agriculture
Wandile Sihlobo
R299 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R63 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 work days

‘My hope is that people can grow to appreciate this sector – its challenges and opportunities, but most importantly, the role agriculture can play in improving South Africa’s rural economy, creating jobs and bringing about much-needed transformation (or inclusive growth).’
Wandile Sihlobo is perfectly positioned to provide a well-rounded, accessible view of agriculture in South Africa. He spent his school holidays in the rural Eastern Cape, studied agricultural economics at university, has worked in private-sector agriculture, consulting with farmers across the country, and has been an adviser to government as part of South African policymaking bodies.

Finding Common Ground is a selection of key articles from Sihlobo’s regular Business Day column, framed with insightful commentary and context. The book covers the broad themes that have marked current discussions and outlines the challenges and opportunities faced by South Africa’s agricultural sector, including:

  • The contentious and complex issue of land reform;
  • The potential for new leadership to revive the sector;
  • How agriculture can drive development and job creation;
  • Cannabis as an exportable commodity;
  • The urgent need for agricultural policy to address gender equity and youth involvement;
  • Technological developments and megatrends that are underpinning agricultural development;
  • The importance of trade in growing South Africa’s agriculture; and Key lessons that South Africa and other African countries can learn from one another.

Ultimately, Sihlobo is optimistic about the future of South Africa’s agricultural sector and shows us all – from policymakers to the general public – how much common ground we truly have.
Megaboere (Afrikaans, Paperback): Wynand Dreyer Megaboere (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Wynand Dreyer
R270 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R81 (30%) Ships in 5 - 10 work days

Megaboere, kykNET se gewilde reeks oor suksesvolle boere in Suid-Afrika, het kykers reeds vir twee seisoene vasgenael gehou, en ’n derde een is op pad. In hierdie boek neem Wynand Dreyer, vervaardiger van die reeks, en sy produksiespan jou na die plaaseienaars op wie die kollig tot dusver in die reekse geval het.

Hy bied nie net interessante profiele oor gevestigde en opkomende boere met uitsonderlike ondernemingsgees nie; hy probeer die suksesresep ontrafel wat hedendaagse boere in staat stel om die aarde op volhoubare wyse te benut. Of jy self aan die stuur van ’n boerderyonderne¬ming staan en of jy bloot nostalgies voel oor jou voorgeslagte se geskiedenis wat op boereplase beslag gekry het, een ding is seker: jy sal verwonderd staan oor die kreatiwiteit en vernuf wat dit verg om Suid-Afrika se voedselmandjie vol te hou.

Volg vir Wynand op paaie wat lei tot die verste uithoeke van die land en ontdek die grond¬beginsels wat van boere pro-aktiewe entrepreneurs en sakemanne met visie maak.

Environmental education - South African perspectives (Paperback): C.P. Loubser Environmental education - South African perspectives (Paperback)
C.P. Loubser
R395 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R30 (8%) Ships in 7 - 10 work days

This title is intended as a manual for environmental education practitioners. It provides theoretical background with the view of improving environmental education practitioners' practice. Environmental education addresses topics such as: The origin of the term/concept environmental education in southern Africa; a philosophical perspective of environmental education; teaching for the environment; environmental issues; education for sustainability; environmental education in the informal sector; environmental education in business and industry; research in environmental education.

Handbook on the Human Impact of Agriculture (Hardcover): Harvey S. James, Jr. Handbook on the Human Impact of Agriculture (Hardcover)
Harvey S. James, Jr.
R4,578 Discovery Miles 45 780 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This timely Handbook synthesizes and analyzes key issues and concerns relating to the impact of agriculture on both farmers and non-farmers. With a unique focus on humans rather than animals or the environment, the book is interdisciplinary and international in scope, with contributions from sociologists, economists, anthropologists and geographers providing case studies and examples from all six populated continents. Looking at the pervasive impact of agriculture, the Handbook explores all aspects of the production of food and fiber within the agrifood value chain, including: farmers and laborers growing crops and raising livestock, businesses supplying inputs for these operations, and processors transforming plants and animals into intermediate and finished food, beverage and clothing products. Separated into four parts, it analyzes how the agrifood industry affects farmer well-being; the application of science and technology within an agricultural context; the ways in which agriculture affects the well-being of smallholder farmers, especially in developing countries; and agriculture's impact more broadly on society. This will be a beneficial read for economics and sociology students, particularly those looking at the impacts of agriculture. Accessible and clear, the Handbook will also be helpful for policymakers and agricultural NGOs wanting a more in-depth understanding of the impact of agriculture on human life.

Fishes of the Genus Sinocyclocheilus (Cypriniformes - Cyprinidae) in China:  Systematics, Biology, Biogeography and Cave... Fishes of the Genus Sinocyclocheilus (Cypriniformes - Cyprinidae) in China: Systematics, Biology, Biogeography and Cave Adaptation (Paperback)
FSBI FSBI
R1,256 Discovery Miles 12 560 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The karst landforms of China are renowned around the world for the beauty of their landscapes, but it is less well appreciated that they also contain extensive cave systems with very significant underwater habitats. China also has an extremely high level of biodiversity, including over 1,500 freshwater fish species. Unsurprisingly, some of these species inhabit the karst cave systems and have flourished and diversified under unique environmental conditions. As a result, cave fishes in China are particularly abundant and diverse when compared to those of other countries of the world. These remarkable fishes have received considerable research attention from Chinese ichthyologists and, for the first time, this book makes their resulting findings directly accessible to the English-speaking world through a remarkable endeavour of Sino-British collaboration.

Transactions of the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society (Paperback): Wisconsin State Agricultural Society Transactions of the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society (Paperback)
Wisconsin State Agricultural Society
R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Contributions Towards the Materia Medica & Natural History of China - for the Use of Medical Missionaries & Native Medical... Contributions Towards the Materia Medica & Natural History of China - for the Use of Medical Missionaries & Native Medical Students (Paperback)
Frederick Porter Smith
R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Report of the Transactions of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society (Paperback): Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society Report of the Transactions of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society (Paperback)
Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society
R585 Discovery Miles 5 850 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Annual Report of the American Institute of the City of New York (Paperback): American Institute of the City of York Annual Report of the American Institute of the City of New York (Paperback)
American Institute of the City of York
R716 Discovery Miles 7 160 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The Transactions of the Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society (Paperback): Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society The Transactions of the Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society (Paperback)
Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society
R588 Discovery Miles 5 880 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
A Year's Residence, in the United States of America, Part 3 (Paperback): William Cobbett A Year's Residence, in the United States of America, Part 3 (Paperback)
William Cobbett
R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
General View of the Agriculture of the County of Norfolk - With Observations on the Means of Its Improvement (Paperback):... General View of the Agriculture of the County of Norfolk - With Observations on the Means of Its Improvement (Paperback)
Nathaniel Kent
R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Notice on the Beet Sugar - Containing 1St. a Description of the Culture and Preservation of the Plant. 2D. an Explanation of... Notice on the Beet Sugar - Containing 1St. a Description of the Culture and Preservation of the Plant. 2D. an Explanation of the Process of Extracting Its Sugar. Preceded by a Few Remarks on the Origin and Present State of the Indigenous Sugar Manufactorie (Paperback)
Edward Church
R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Bibliography on Soil Erosion and Soil and Water Conservation (Paperback): Stanley Harry Gaines Bibliography on Soil Erosion and Soil and Water Conservation (Paperback)
Stanley Harry Gaines
R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Annual Report of the American Institute of the City of New York (Paperback): American Institute of the City of York Annual Report of the American Institute of the City of New York (Paperback)
American Institute of the City of York
R522 Discovery Miles 5 220 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
How to Get a Farm, and Where to Find One (Paperback): Kaptain Krook How to Get a Farm, and Where to Find One (Paperback)
Kaptain Krook
R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Annual Report of the American Institute of the City of New York (Paperback): American Institute of the City of York Annual Report of the American Institute of the City of New York (Paperback)
American Institute of the City of York
R651 Discovery Miles 6 510 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
The Agricultural Lock-Out of 1874 - With Notes Upon Farming and Farm-Labour in the Eastern Counties (Paperback): Frederick... The Agricultural Lock-Out of 1874 - With Notes Upon Farming and Farm-Labour in the Eastern Counties (Paperback)
Frederick Clifford
R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
A Manual Containing Information Respecting the Growth of the Mulberry Tree, With Suitable Directions for the Culture of Silk... A Manual Containing Information Respecting the Growth of the Mulberry Tree, With Suitable Directions for the Culture of Silk (Paperback)
Jonathan Holmes Cobb
R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
On Regimen and Longevity - Comprising Materia Alimentaria, National Dietetic Usages, and the Influence of Civilization on... On Regimen and Longevity - Comprising Materia Alimentaria, National Dietetic Usages, and the Influence of Civilization on Health and the Duration of Life (Paperback)
John Bell
R523 Discovery Miles 5 230 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
A Residence Among the Chinese - Inland, on the Coast, and at Sea. Being a Narrative of Scenes and Adventures During a Third... A Residence Among the Chinese - Inland, on the Coast, and at Sea. Being a Narrative of Scenes and Adventures During a Third Visit to China, from 1853 to 1856 (Paperback)
Robert Fortune
R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
A Plea for the Rights of Industry in Ireland - Being the Substance of Letters Which Recently Appeared in the Morning Chronicle,... A Plea for the Rights of Industry in Ireland - Being the Substance of Letters Which Recently Appeared in the Morning Chronicle, With Additions (Paperback)
George Poulett Scrope
R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Ten Acres Enough - a Practical Experience, Showing How a Very Small Farm May Be Made to Keep a Very Large Family, With... Ten Acres Enough - a Practical Experience, Showing How a Very Small Farm May Be Made to Keep a Very Large Family, With Extensive and Profitable Experience in the Cultivation of the Smaller Fruits (Paperback)
Kaptain Krook
R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
Nature and Reason Harmonized in the Practice of Husbandry (Paperback): John Lorain Nature and Reason Harmonized in the Practice of Husbandry (Paperback)
John Lorain
R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Ships in 12 - 17 work days
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