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This book addresses this challenge, with special reference to the set of infrastructure that most African countries require to meet the sustainable development goals and fulfil the aspirations of Agenda 2063. African countries face unprecedented challenges of defining a future development pathway in a resource- and carbon-constrained world.

Transformational Infrastructure for Development of a Wellbeing Economy in Africa

This book addresses this challenge, with special reference to the set of infrastructure that most African countries require to meet the sustainable development goals and fulfil the aspirations of Agenda 2063. African countries face unprecedented challenges of defining a future development pathway in a resource- and carbon-constrained world.

'Near-Infrared Technology: Getting the Best out of Light' by Phil Williams with John Antoniszyn & Marena Manley now available.

Near-Infrared Technology: Getting the Best out of Light

'Near-Infrared Technology: Getting the Best out of Light' by Phil Williams with John Antoniszyn & Marena Manley now available.

The student, wine lover, wine master and people involved in the production or marketing of wine will all benefit from this factual book. Top wine regions are covered in respect of area under production, yield, classification system, best known wines and cultivars, as well as the wine terminology.

Wynlande van die wêreld - Studente uitgawe / Wine countries of the world - Student edition

The student, wine lover, wine master and people involved in the production or marketing of wine will all benefit from this factual book. Top wine regions are covered in respect of area under production, yield, classification system, best known wines and cultivars, as well as the wine terminology.

The international conference on ‘Weather index insurance in Africa: lessons learnt and goals for the future’ was organised by the Department of Economics, University of the Western Cape, in collaboration with its international partners. The conference attracted over 40 participants drawn from academic and research institutions, insurance practitioners, reinsurers, government policy makers, bankers, agricultural producers, and representatives of non-governmental organisations.

Weather Index Insurance for smallholder farmers in Africa

The international conference on ‘Weather index insurance in Africa: lessons learnt and goals for the future’ was organised by the Department of Economics, University of the Western Cape, in collaboration with its international partners. The conference attracted over 40 participants drawn from academic and research institutions, insurance practitioners, reinsurers, government policy makers, bankers, agricultural producers, and representatives of non-governmental organisations.

Dit is nie alleen ’n lekkerlees boek nie, maar is propvol geskiedkundige inligting en beslis ’n waardevolle toevoeging tot die literatuur oor landbou in Suid Afrika. – Prof André Agenbag Universiteit Stellenbosch

Geskiedenis van die Koringbedryf

Dit is nie alleen ’n lekkerlees boek nie, maar is propvol geskiedkundige inligting en beslis ’n waardevolle toevoeging tot die literatuur oor landbou in Suid Afrika. – Prof André Agenbag Universiteit Stellenbosch

Presenting fifteen case studies of emerging agribusinesses in South Africa, this book has three main objectives: (1) to capture the human stories behind the emerging farms and agribusinesses in South Africa; (2) to highlight the best practices, opportunities, and challenges facing South Africa’s emerging farmers and agribusinesses; and (3) to create a new set of instructional materials for academics and development practitioners.

Case Studies of Emerging Farmers and Agribusinesses in South Africa

Presenting fifteen case studies of emerging agribusinesses in South Africa, this book has three main objectives: (1) to capture the human stories behind the emerging farms and agribusinesses in South Africa; (2) to highlight the best practices, opportunities, and challenges facing South Africa’s emerging farmers and agribusinesses; and (3) to create a new set of instructional materials for academics and development practitioners.

The Quest for identity in so-called Mainline Churches in South Africa

This volume of essays forms part of a series on the interface between ecumenical theology and social ethics in the (South) African context. This contribution is the result of a public conference hosted at the University of the Western Cape in May 2013 under the same title. It explores the quest for identity in so-called mainline churches in South Africa, given the history of the establishment of various denominations of mainly European origin in Southern Africa, ecumenical efforts to find…

Prophet from the South

Allan Boesak was one of the foremost leaders in the struggle against apartheid. His role in the church in South Africa, internationally and in the United Democratic Front, contributed significantly to the demise of apartheid. He championed the rights of the oppressed and became the representative voice of the poor and disadvantaged. Allan is a gifted preacher, teacher, theologian, writer and an orator blessed with poetic tendencies and a flourishing vocabulary. He has the natural ability to…

Hospitality Management

The hospitality industry fulfils an important role in providing a variety of products and services to paying customers. This incorporates the offerings of the industry as a whole, which ranges from the provision of food and beverage to accommodation, and informing tourists of local attractions and events. Due to the demanding and service-oriented nature of the hospitality industry, it is imperative that the owners and managers of these establishments are adequately informed regarding the…

The best intentions can lead to the greatest catastrophes; the most innocent unintended inventions can come up with surprising and unexpected wholesome influences. With this in mind, the best possible science, as emphasised in this publication, can never be defined in any final sense, nor can it ever without any doubt be achieved, although this remains our firm ideal.

Dancing with Doctoral Encounters

The best intentions can lead to the greatest catastrophes; the most innocent unintended inventions can come up with surprising and unexpected wholesome influences. With this in mind, the best possible science, as emphasised in this publication, can never be defined in any final sense, nor can it ever without any doubt be achieved, although this remains our firm ideal.

This book is a very valuable addition to our knowledge of the history and biographical details of all persons who have been involved with the natural history of the Free State and Lesotho. As such, it is a unique compilation of data about many individuals that would not be possible to find elsewhere.

Strengthening Postgraduate Supervision

This book is a very valuable addition to our knowledge of the history and biographical details of all persons who have been involved with the natural history of the Free State and Lesotho. As such, it is a unique compilation of data about many individuals that would not be possible to find elsewhere.

This book introduces the theoretical principles which underpin the required transition to sustainable cities in general and Cape Town in particular. The subsequent fourteen chapters tackle more specific areas of interventions and the key constraints towards realisation of related transition interventions in the city of Cape Town.

Sustaining Cape Town - imagining a livable city

This book introduces the theoretical principles which underpin the required transition to sustainable cities in general and Cape Town in particular. The subsequent fourteen chapters tackle more specific areas of interventions and the key constraints towards realisation of related transition interventions in the city of Cape Town.

Water is the thread that connects us all. The capable student of water management must have the ability to clearly and concisely ask the right questions, formulate an actionable research plan, expeditiously carry out the research, and disseminate findings so that they may be applied directly, adapted to suit particular needs and cases, and/or debated vigorously in the public domain.  To this end, Playing the Water Dance serves as a timely and useful tool for the postgraduate student…

Playing the water dance

Water is the thread that connects us all. The capable student of water management must have the ability to clearly and concisely ask the right questions, formulate an actionable research plan, expeditiously carry out the research, and disseminate findings so that they may be applied directly, adapted to suit particular needs and cases, and/or debated vigorously in the public domain. To this end, Playing the Water Dance serves as a timely and useful tool for the postgraduate student…

This book provides a well-illustrated, absorbing account of Gough Island’s remarkable plants and animals, and a compelling history of its discovery and exploration.

Gough Island: A Natural History

This book provides a well-illustrated, absorbing account of Gough Island’s remarkable plants and animals, and a compelling history of its discovery and exploration.

This book tells the story of Marion Island and Prince Edward Island, South Africa's southernmost territories; their fiery origins, their discovery and exploitation, the amazing plants and animals that live and grow there, and their current importance for research and conservation.  The book features various photographs which capture the beauty of these remote and unique environments.

Marion & Prince Edward - Africa's Southern Islands

This book tells the story of Marion Island and Prince Edward Island, South Africa's southernmost territories; their fiery origins, their discovery and exploitation, the amazing plants and animals that live and grow there, and their current importance for research and conservation. The book features various photographs which capture the beauty of these remote and unique environments.

Southern Africa is well-blessed with a diverse and vibrant human population and a wealth of natural capital. The key challenge for sustainable development is to grow society’s capacity to use this natural capital to meet the needs of the region’s human population, especially the poor, in ways that sustain environmental life-support systems. Collaborating across disciplines, the authors explore the underpinning principles and the potential of sustainability science in a number of case…

Exploring Sustainability Science

Southern Africa is well-blessed with a diverse and vibrant human population and a wealth of natural capital. The key challenge for sustainable development is to grow society’s capacity to use this natural capital to meet the needs of the region’s human population, especially the poor, in ways that sustain environmental life-support systems. Collaborating across disciplines, the authors explore the underpinning principles and the potential of sustainability science in a number of case…