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dc.contributor.authorVan Eeden, Elize S
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-10T09:50:21Z
dc.date.available2011-01-10T09:50:21Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationVAN EEDEN, E.S. 2006. Some human actions in the destruction and construction of culture and nature – the Merafong region as a case studyen
dc.identifier.issn1817-4434
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/3895
dc.descriptionConstruction 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.abstractFor 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.isoenen
dc.subjectMerafong municipalityen
dc.subjectWonderfonteinen
dc.subjectNorth-West Provinceen
dc.subjectWater-related healthen
dc.subjectWater pollutionen
dc.subjectGold miningen
dc.subjectSinkholesen
dc.subjectUranium pollutionen
dc.titleSome human actions in the destruction and construction of culture and nature – the Merafong region as a case studyen
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