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Title:Social functions of natural resources in the Tembe area of Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Author:Mazibuko, SibonginkosiISNI
Periodical:Journal of Social Development in Africa (ISSN 1012-1080)
Geographic term:South Africa
natural resources
national parks and reserves
Abstract:The people living adjacent to the Tembe Elephant Park in Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, are highly dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods. The high unemployment levels in the area mean that people need to engage in multiple activities to diversify risks. The present study, which is based on research conducted in 2004-2005, considers the livelihood strategies of the people of Tembe, particularly focusing on the manner in which they relate to and use the natural resources at their disposal. The specific objectives are to understand and provide key information about the availability of resources; to quantify current levels of benefit that communities get from natural resources; and to track the flow of products and the level of benefit from inputs through to consumption. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]