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The tourism sector, development policy and inequalities in the development of the Eastern Cape

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dc.contributor.advisor Yirenkyi-Boateng, S. (Prof.)
dc.contributor.author Acheampong, Kofi Owusu
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-12T08:48:51Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-12T08:48:51Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5799
dc.description.abstract This study on the relations between tourism policies and the tourism development conditions in the Eastern Cape of South Africa is a contribution to the on-going research projects on the transformation that has taken place in the post-1994 development process of South Africa. One theme associated with these studies relates to the important roles that have been played by public bodies in influencing the nature of the transformation in the development of South Africa. The study is based on the expectation that the current policies can open up more investments and other opportunities in the tourism sector to the benefit of the provincial economy. To find out the concrete nature of the changes associated with the current tourism development policies, data collection was organized from six groups of stakeholders in the tourism sector of the 39 local municipalities of the Eastern Cape Province. The use of factor analysis led to the identification of five hierarchies or clusters indicating the levels of inequalities in the tourism development of the province. To obtain an understanding of the processes behind the observed inequalities, the stakeholders were given the opportunity to disclose their concrete activities as they related to the policies. The findings indicate that generally, much has changed since 1994, as a result of the levelling of the playing field in the tourism sector for both the producers and consumers in the industry. It is recommended, however, that measured in terms of the maximum benefits that could be derived from the provincial tourism sector, the government officials associated with the tourism sector in particular need to provide more effective leadership in the implementation of the current tourism development policies. The thrust of the study is that the tourism policies in the Eastern vii Cape can only generate the maximum positive benefits if, inter alia, all the stakeholders in the tourism industry are empowered to produce at their maximum. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Development policies en
dc.subject Geography of tourism en
dc.subject Informal sector en
dc.subject Social transformation en
dc.subject Stakeholder analysis en
dc.title The tourism sector, development policy and inequalities in the development of the Eastern Cape en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Geography
dc.description.degree (D. Litt et Phil. (Geography))


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