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The history of nature conservation in Sandton.

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dc.contributor.author Carruthers, E J
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-06T07:59:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-06T07:59:33Z
dc.date.issued 1982
dc.identifier.citation Carruthers, E.J. 1982. The history of nature conservation in Sandton. Contree : Tydskrif vir Suid-Afrikaanse stedelike en streeksgeskiedenis = Contree : Journal for South African urban and regional history. 11:19-24, Jan. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/4968] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0379-9867
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/5447
dc.description.abstract • Opsomming: Hierdie artikel word gewy aan 'n baanbrekerspoging om stedelike natuurbewaring in Suid-Afrika toe te pas. Die dorp Sandton het in 1969 tot stand gekom toe aan voorstedelike gebiede en kleinhoewes noord van Johannesburg plaaslike selfbestuur toegeken is. Uit die staanspoor het die Stadsraad die regte verhouding tussen stads- en natuurgebiede probeer bewerkstellig ten einde die lewensgehalte van die inwoners te bestendig en om dele van die hoëveld in die dorpsgrond te bewaar. Hoewel die Stadsraad destyds geloof is vir sy versiendheid en onverskrokke optrede, geniet bewaring nie meer voorkeur sover dit Sandton se plaaslike bestuur aanbetref nie. Die Sentrale regering tree nou egter op om te voorkom dat die natuurlike omgewing heeltemal deur stedelike ontwikkeling vernietig word. en_US
dc.description.abstract • Summary: In this article one of the pioneering efforts to conserve nature in urban areas in South Africa is examined. The town of Sandton was founded in 1969 by combining suburbs and small-holdings to the north of Johannesburg in an independent local authority. From the outset the Town Council had attempted to balance the urban and natural environments in order to enhance the quality of life for the residents and to conserve portions of the highveld within the town lands. Although these far-sighted and bold moves were widely acclaimed at the time, conservation is no longer a priority in Sandton's local government. The central government, however, is now taking steps to ensure that the natural environment is not completely obliterated by urban development.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Afdeling Streekgeskiedenis van die lnstituut vir Geskiedenisnavorsing, RGN / Section for Regional History, Institute for Historical Research, HSRC en_US
dc.title The history of nature conservation in Sandton. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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