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Some human actions in the destruction and construction of culture and nature – the Merafong region as a case study

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dc.contributor.author Van Eeden, Elize S
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-10T09:50:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-10T09:50:21Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation VAN EEDEN, E.S. 2006. Some human actions in the destruction and construction of culture and nature – the Merafong region as a case study en
dc.identifier.issn 1817-4434
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/3895
dc.description Construction in this article reflects the act of constructing, or manner in which something is constructed. See Collins English Dictionary, 1st Edition (Glasgow: Scotland, 2004), p. 364. Transdisciplinary knowledge in this context implies scientific contact or exchange among disciplines to produce outcomes on issues beyond or above disciplines. Compare Grolier, The new book of knowledge dictionary, Vol. 1, A-7L, p. 683. en
dc.description.abstract For at least the past 180 years the Merafong Municipal region in the Gauteng Province of South Africa, (of which the Wonderfontein Catchment forms a part) has strongly relied on the primary sector for its economic existence and development. In the process some human actions, also related to serious water contamination/pollution, have resulted in phases of constructions1 as well as economic and health destructions. Differences over whose environment and whose nature it is spontaneously developed, with sometimes less friendly outcomes. The ‘end result’ up to 2006 is a complicated scenario experience, similar to that of many other regions or local areas, but also very unique and somewhat frightening. The long term focus of this article is to exchange knowledge2 on the region with the objective to contribute towards creating a sustainable environment by ensuring closer co-operation between the various economic active cultures operating or functioning in the Merafong municipal region. In this article four aspects are covered. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Merafong municipality en
dc.subject Wonderfontein en
dc.subject North-West Province en
dc.subject Water-related health en
dc.subject Water pollution en
dc.subject Gold mining en
dc.subject Sinkholes en
dc.subject Uranium pollution en
dc.title Some human actions in the destruction and construction of culture and nature – the Merafong region as a case study en
dc.type Article en


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