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Title:Paradise or parking lots? A comparison between the attitudes of the South African business elite and the rest of the elite on selected environmental issues
Authors:Kotzé, HennieISNI
Van Wyk, Jo-AnsieISNI
Periodical:Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies
Geographic term:South Africa
political elite
Abstract:This article examines the new awareness of the South African business elite concerning selected environmental issues and compares this to the attitude of top decisionmakers toward environmental issues. The article is based on a survey conducted by means of mailed questionnaires in 1992. The issues which evoked the greatest concern in each group include population growth, available water, soil erosion, urbanization, food production, waste polution, air pollution, and deforestation. Since the creation of job opportunities is one of the greatest problems facing the Government of National Unity and there sometimes has to be a trade-off between the creation of jobs in an ecologically sensitive area and the protection of the environment which is threatened by this, respondents were also asked to give their opinion on the question of what is more important: environmental protection or the protection of job opportunities. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum.