Daniel Tevera

Daniel Tevera
University of the Western Cape | uwc · Department of Geography, Environmental Studies and Tourism

PhD

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Food and nutrition security are prerequisites to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of poverty eradication (SDG 1), hunger eradication (SDG 2), good health and wellbeing (SDG 3), reduced inequalities (SDG 10), sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11), and responsible consumption and production (SDG 12). However, me...
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In March 2019, cyclone Idai swept across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, creating disaster landscapes with destroyed lived spaces and fractured livelihoods. This chapter explores the impoverishing effects of the cyclone on the affected population and examines the resilience-enhancing strategies of survivors who are still rooted in spaces of vulner...
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In recent years, countries in southern Africa have experienced frequent hydro-meteorological disasters, such as widespread flooding caused by tropical cyclones. This chapter takes a close look at the destructive aspects of tropical cyclone Idai in Mozambique and Zimbabwe and the emergency disaster management responses. The chapter also seeks to und...
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This paper draws on the results of a mixed-methods study that investigates whether urban gardener networks in a low-income neighbourhood in Cape Town are contributing to urban agriculture and food resilience. The findings reveal that the urban gardeners are organised into largely fragmented informal networks whose primary goal is to enhance food re...
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This special issue on the role of traditional authorities in African cities highlights critical debates about governance and urban development on a fast-urbanising continent. The six articles in this issue focus on the following: (1) the roles of traditional authorities as custodians of the values of society; (2) the roles of traditional leaders as...
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The utilisation of drinking water supply systems for productive uses is not a new practice in Zimbabwe and the world over. This study sought to explore how multiple uses of water, in this case community gardening as a productive use combined with domestic uses influence sustainability of communally-managed rural water supply systems. Using the inde...
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The COVID-19 outbreak forced governments to make decisions that had adverse effects on local food systems and supply chains. As a result, many small-scale food producers faced difficulties growing, harvesting, and selling their goods. This participatory research examines local small-scale farmers' challenges as farmers but also as consumers and the...
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The COVID-19 outbreak is spreading rapidly across the globe, forcing national governments to take decisions that have adverse effects on globalised food systems and supply chains. Border closures are disrupting commodity flows and labour force availability. As a result, food producers have difficulties harvesting and selling their produce. Informal...
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Recent literature on African borders, informality and migration focuses on the potential role of political borders as the key architecture of mobility. This chapter makes the case for considering national borders as vital sites in the construction of social geographies in Africa that focus on mobility, informality and regional integration. This cha...
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Ecosystem destruction has been given as the primary reason for implementing Sustainable Development Goal 15 (SDG 15). This chapter investigates the role of springs in securing rural livelihoods in the Save Catchment of Zimbabwe. It invokes SDG 15 in the debate on springs by examining rural community vulnerabilities regarding the management of sprin...
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Há um processo acentuado de urbanização pelo mundo, acompanhado de múltiplos desafios para as novas áreas metropolitanas. Nas discussões sobre o futuro das cidades do mundo, a agricultura urbana (AU) ganhou atenção pelo seu potencial em contribuir para o abastecimento de alimentos (de produtos alimentares específicos, principalmente hortícolas), pa...
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Food and nutrition security is a huge challenge in the vulnerable neighbourhoods of Cape Town. The city’s food system is as segregated as the city itself. While the privileged, mostly white population has access to all kinds of food, a significant part of city‘s the mostly black and coloured population has weak access and can’t afford nutri-tion di...
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This paper contributes to the debate on urban agriculture as a source of social capital amongst local communities in African cities through a case-study of Mitchells Plain, a low-income neighborhood in the Cape Flats region of Cape Town, South Africa. A mixed-methods approach, combining a questionnaire survey and in-depth interviews with urban gard...
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There is a marked process of urbanisation around the globe, accompanied by multiple challenges for new metropolitan areas. In discussions on the future of the world’s cities, urban agriculture (UA) has garnered attention for its potential to contribute to the food supply (of specific, mostly horticultural food products), to income generation for ur...
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Urban agriculture is an integral aspect of the urban food system in African cities. This is particularly so in Cape Town where despite frequent droughts and harsh physical conditions the activity has thrived largely as a result of the available organisational and material support to urban gardeners. While several supporting actors (e.g. government...
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In the quest to address sustainability challenges in the rural water sector the Community Based Management (CBM) approach was adopted by many developing countries including Zimbabwe as the model for managing rural water facilities. CBM having principles embedded on equity, empowerment and effectiveness was expected to promote sustainability, howeve...
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This paper is a contribution to our understanding of the intertwined economic and political crises in Zimbabwe and the crisis of xenophobia in South Africa. There have been few studies to date specifically examining the impact of xenophobic violence on Zimbabweans trying to make a living in the South African informal economy. The paper first provid...
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This report examines the impact of xenophobic violence on Zimbabweans who are trying to make a living in the South African informal sector and finds that xenophobic violence has several key characteristics that put them at constant risk of losing their livelihoods and their lives. The businesses run by migrants and refugees in the informal sector a...
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The primary goal of this study is to present the results of a comprehensive scope of key opportunities and challenges for harnessing migration for inclusive growth and development at the regional level in Southern Africa. The main objectives were as follows: Provide an overview of regional migration stocks and flows identifying regional trends, dri...
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Sustainability of point water facilities is a major development challenge in many rural settings of developing countries not sparing those in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. This study was done in Zimbabwe to investigate the factors influencing sustainability of rural water supply systems. A total of 399 water points were studied in Nyanga, Chivi an...
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This chapter aims to contribute to the urban food security debate by exploring the role of informal safety nets and formal food based social protection in addressing food insecurity challenges facing low income urban households in Manzini. The empirical data used in this paper came from two surveys: the first involved 500 households and was underta...
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The study demonstrates that informal cross-border is a complex phenomenon and not uniform across the region, or even through border posts of the same country. However, the overall volume of trade, duties paid and VAT foregone, as well as the types of goods and where they are produced, indicate that this sector of regional trade should be given much...
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The southern Africa region can conveniently be divided into migrant-origin countries (e.g. Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Swaziland) and migrantdestination states (South Africa, Botswana and Namibia). Regional studies carried out by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Southern African Migration Project (SAMP) ident...
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SUMMARY Recent academic debate on the transnationalised lives of skilled migrants from de- veloping countries tends to provide universalizing explanations that often fail to address the underlying socio-economic contexts. This paper aims to contribute to the debate by exploring how skilled migrants in South-South diasporic situations remake their l...
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This paper contributes to the debate on the role of the informal sector in solid waste management by examining the effectiveness of informal sector solid waste management practices in transforming waste into nonwaste in the city of Gweru in Zimbabwe. The study focused on 589 informal enterprises that were surveys using questionnaire interviews and...
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This paper aims to contribute to the urban food security debate by exploring the role of informal safety nets and formal food-based social protection in addressing food insecurity challenges facing low-income urban households in Manzini. The empirical data used in this paper came from two surveys: the first involved 500 households and was undertake...
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This paper assesses affordability and willingness of rural households in the Lowveld region (drought prone and experiencing water scarcity) of Swaziland to install rooftop rainwater harvesting systems consisting of gutters and storage tanks. Through purposive sampling, 350 heads of households were selected in homesteads which have corrugated iron o...
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African Migrants, Xenophobia and Urban Violence in Post-apartheid South Africa Daniel Tevera Abstract The urban space in South Africa is increasingly becoming a troubled terrain of xenophobic violence. In recent years xenophobia has emerged as one of the major contributing factors to urban violence in several African countries and the phenomenon...
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Swaziland is one of Africa’s smallest countries with a total area of 17,360km2 and a population of just over 1 million, mostly subsistence farmers on communal Swazi Nation Land. Although the country is often viewed as rural, no one lives far from an urban centre and most rural households have members living in town or in the urban areas of neighbou...
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Several decades of research on ‘urban agriculture’ have led to markedly different conclusions about the actual and potential role of household food production in African cities. In the context of rapid urbanization, urban agriculture is, once again, being advocated as a means to mitigate the growing food insecurity of the urban poor. This article e...
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Several decades of research on 'urban agriculture' have led to markedly different conclusions about the actual and potential role of household food production in African cities. In the context of rapid urbanization, urban agriculture is, once again, being advocated as a means to mitigate the growing food insecurity of the urban poor. This article e...
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The ongoing crisis in Zimbabwe has led to an unprecedented exodus of over a million desperate people from all strata of Zimbabwean society. The Zimbabwean diaspora is now truly global in extent. Yet rather than turning their backs on Zimbabwe, most maintain very close links with the country, returning often and remitting billions of dollars each ye...
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This study examines lead (Pb) content in soils downslope and upslope of the Victoria Falls town municipal waste dump. Fourteen soil samples were collected in October 2003 from 20*20m plots located along two linear transects (one downslope and the other upslope of the waste dump) and analysed for Pb using the atomic absorption method. It was hypothe...
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D S Tevera, M Masocha and VI Grover assess Harare's solid waste management system focusing on the flows of solid wastes in the city and their impacts on the natural environment. They also analysed resource recovery and recycling activities in the city, some of the customs and conventions are compared with those of Dehli (India)
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This chapter analyses the overall strategy of Spatial Development Initiatives and locates the Maputo Corridor Inititives within this broader regional political economy. It shows how the underlying tension between the SID programme and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), an organization initially created by the front-line states to fi...
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La réforme économique du Zimbabwe sous les auspices de la Banque mondiale et du FMI a commencé en 1991. La première phase du programme, intitulée le Programme d'ajustement économique structurel (ESAP) a duré de 1991 à 1996. La seconde phase, le Programme de transformation sociale et économique du Zimbabwe (ZIMPREST) devrait aller au moins jusqu'à 2...
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This chapter looks at the Maputo Development Corridor and analyses its implications for regional intergration in Southern Africa. The chapter identifies the asymetrical economic relations between South Africa and its neighbour, the multi-speed approach adopted and considers the wider political economic implications for the regional bloc SADC.
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The urban poor throughout most of Africa have experienced increasing difficulties over recent years as a result of the imposition of structural adjustment programmes. One of the main coping mechanisms has been increased self-help in satisfying basic household needs. Food is one of these basic needs and urban agriculture, both legal and illegal, has...
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The aim of this paper is to shed some light on urban poverty in Botswana by examining scavenging activities at the old Tlokweng Road waste dump in Gaborone the capital. The paper contextualises dump scavenging within the framework of urban waste management and urban poverty. The results of a survey of waste pickers at the dump are presented and the...
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The aim of this paper is to shed some light on urban poverty in Botswana by examining scavenging activities at the old Tlokweng Road waste dump in Gaborone, the capital. The paper contextualises dump scavenging within the framework of urban waste management and urban poverty. The results of a survey of waste pickers at the dump are presented and th...
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This brief article provides a spatial analysis of national voting trends in the 1980 and 1985 common roll elections in Zimbabwe. Separate analyses are provided for each election. Both elections demonstrate the geographical polarisation of electoral support in Zimbabwe. Ethnicity rather than socio-economic status seems to be the dominant factor infl...
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This paper intends to provide critical reflection on the challenges facing donor funded low investment niche projects, such as small-scale dams for community irrigation, as empowerment and poverty alleviation vehicles. The specific objectives of the study were to examine the patterns of access to and control of water resources in four community man...