Social Sciences


DPIET A. ERASMUS (University of Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa)

1999 • Pages: 70 • Size: 180 × 240 mm •

Binding: Hard • Price: US $ 35/- Rs. 850/-

(Special Issue of Journal of Social Sciences - No. 4)


This volume collects the findings of current empirical and theoretical research and presents the voices and experiences of theindigenous peoples of Southern Africa on aspects of their development and livelihoods. The main intention of this volume, namely to give recognition to the significance of African values and ethics in order to promote sustainability, is highlighted from different perspectives. And although it focuses on a specific region, the basic assumptions and principles are, I believe, of value for, and applicable to, other parts of the so-called Third World.


  1. Piet Erasmus (South Africa) • Development and Livelihoods in South Africa: An Introduction
  2. Steven Robins (South Africa) • Encountering the Puritanism of Post-development Populism
  3. Daan Wessels (South Africa) • South Africa’s Reconstruction and Development Programme: "A Better Life for All"
  4. Mabel Erasmus (South Africa) • "Developmental Local Government" and the Language Issue in South Africa
  5. Stefanie Lemke1, Fanie Jansen Van Rensburg2, Hester Vorster2, and Joachim Ziche2 (1Germany, 2 South Africa) • Interdisciplinary Research on Food Security in African "Households": Exploratory Directives
  6. V. Dzingirai (Zimbabwe) • "This Good Land is not for Elephants". Poverty, Migration and Development in the Binga District of the Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe
  7. Dominic Milazi (South Africa) • South Africa’s Military Intervention in Lesotho: The Nature of Inter-state Conflict, Opposition Struggles and Implications for Regional Stability
  8. Chris De Wet (South Africa) • Managing Togetherness: Establishing a Collective-Ownership Farm in the Eastern Cape
  9. Piet Erasmus (South Africa) • Land Reform: Challenges in a Former South African Homeland

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