The economic impacts of tourism in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa: Is poverty subsiding?

dc.creatorMuchapondwa, Edwin
dc.creatorStage, Jasper
dc.date2014-06-26T10:03:58Z
dc.date2014-06-26T10:03:58Z
dc.date2013
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-28T10:06:42Z
dc.date.available2015-05-28T10:06:42Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-28
dc.descriptionTourism in southern Africa is based on the region's wildlife and nature assets and is generally environmentally sustainable, but the extent to which it contributes to other aspects of sustainable development — overall income generation or poverty eradication — is less well explored. In this paper, we use social accounting matrices to compare the economic impacts of foreign tourism in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Overall impacts on GDP range from 6% (South Africa) to 9% (Namibia). However, South Africa's economy is more diversified than its neighbours' and more of the goods and services used by tourists and by the tourism industry are supplied domestically. Consequently, the impact per Rand spent is considerably larger for South Africa than for Botswana or Namibia. The poorer segments of the population appear to receive shares of tourism income that are smaller than their share of overall income in all three countries.
dc.identifierhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1477-8947.12007/abstract
dc.identifierhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1477-8947.12007/abstract
dc.identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/11090/744
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article DA - 2015-05-28 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Tourism KW - Multiplier effects KW - Botswana KW - Namibia KW - South Africa KW - Poverty reduction LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - The economic impacts of tourism in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa: Is poverty subsiding? TI - The economic impacts of tourism in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa: Is poverty subsiding? UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11090/744 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11090/744
dc.languageen
dc.publisherNatural Resources Forum
dc.publisher.departmentSALDRUen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Commerceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subjectTourism
dc.subjectMultiplier effects
dc.subjectBotswana
dc.subjectNamibia
dc.subjectSouth Africa
dc.subjectPoverty reduction
dc.titleThe economic impacts of tourism in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa: Is poverty subsiding?
dc.typeJournal Article
uct.type.publicationResearchen_ZA
uct.type.resourceArticleen_ZA
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