Distribution of Articles published per year
(2013 - 2017)
(2013 - 2017)
Total number of journals
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Accommodation services for competitive tourism in Sub-Saharan Africa: Historical evidence from Malawi Published: 20 December 2017
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, doi: 10.1515/bog-2017-0035
The accommodation services sector is a vital underpinning of the competitiveness of destinations in especially emerging tourism regions of the global economy. Within the environment of Africa building the competitiveness of countries as tourism destinations is inseparable from the challenge of establishing a network of different forms of accommodation at competitive prices and internationally acceptable quality standards. This paper uses a longitudinal approach to analyse the development of the accommodation services sector in one African country - Malawi - which is scaling up its tourism industry. Using historical evidence the objective is to examine the unfolding evolution of accommodation services as a factor in enhancing tourism destination competitiveness. The chequered pathway followed in Malawi to building the country’s network of hotels and small-scale accommodation establishments is traced from the colonial period to post-independence developments. It is argued that in understanding the historical evolution of accommodation services policy re-orientations have been significant drivers of change.
Article 0 Reads 2 Citations ‘Kicking Sand in the Face of Apartheid’: Segregated Beaches in South Africa Published: 01 March 2017
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, doi: 10.1515/bog-2017-0007
This article makes a contribution to address the overwhelming ‘present-mindedness’ of tourism geography scholarship. Using a range of archival sources an analysis is undertaken of the rise and demise of racial segregation on South Africa’s beaches during the period 1953-1989. The division of beach space along racial lines is an aspect of the implementation of what was termed ‘petty apartheid’. This analysis reveals that the national government’s attempts to legislate the making of beach segregation were uneven and contested in different coastal centres. By the 1980s, however, mounting opposition and resistance to the apartheid state resulted in the crumbling of beach apartheid and the formal desegregation of beach spaces.
Article 6 Reads 2 Citations Transnational entrepreneurship in the Global South: evidence from Southern Africa Published: 01 December 2015
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, doi: 10.1515/bog-2015-0040
Transnational entrepreneurship is an evolving field of research which occupies an interface between social and regional sciences. The phenomenon of transnational entrepreneurship is driven by entrepreneurs that migrate from one country to another whilst maintaining business-related linkages with their former country of origin and the adopted country. The most critical distinguishing feature of transnational entrepreneurs is bifocality or the ability to function across two different business environments. Most writings on transnational entrepreneurship concentrate on business individuals from the global South operating enterprises in the global North. Absent are empirical studies of the nature and behaviour of transnational migrant entrepreneurs who operate across or between emerging or developing economies. This South-South gap in international research concerning transnational entrepreneurship is addressed in the paper which provides an exploratory analysis of the nature of transnational entrepreneurship occurring in Southern Africa using evidence of Zimbabwean transnational entrepreneurs based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Article 0 Reads 3 Citations The Serviced Apartment Industry of South Africa: A New Phenomenon in Urban Tourism Published: 09 November 2015
Urban Forum, doi: 10.1007/s12132-015-9266-4
Article 4 Reads 5 Citations Urban Volunteer Tourism: Orphanages in Johannesburg Published: 10 October 2014
Urban Forum, doi: 10.1007/s12132-014-9240-6
Article 6 Reads 7 Citations Decent Work in the South African Tourism Industry: Evidence from Tourist Guides Published: 15 June 2013
Urban Forum, doi: 10.1007/s12132-013-9199-8