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Author : Felicite A Fairer-Wessels
School/Work Place : University of Pretoria, South Africa
Contact : ffairerwessels@gmail.com
Year : 2016

There has always been a disparity between active mining and tourism mainly due to the socio-economic and environmental impacts of mines on both the adjacent resident communities and the areas taken up by the mining operation. Although heritage mining tourism has been actively and successfully pursued and developed in the UK, largely Wales, and Scandinavian countries, the debate whether active mining and tourism can have a mutually beneficial relationship remains imminent and will be explored in this paper.

The study aims to explore the relationship between the ‘to be developed’ future Nokeng Mine and its adjacent community, the rural community of Moloto, in terms of the role of corporate social responsibility of the Mine in embracing economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainability in providing maximum development benefit through sustainable tourism and livelihood activities with the support of the Mine.  Within the above context and considering the expectations of both the mine and the community concepts such as corporate social responsibility, sustainable (tourism) development and triple bottom lineare discussed. The Nokeng Mine and Moloto community are investigated as a case study with a qualitative research approach followed using interviews and focus group discussions of mine representatives, tribal council members and local community members.


List of Articles
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43 Think Tank XVI Can Tourism Businesses Foster Better Inclusion for Peo... file 219 Jul 02, 2016

It is difficult to deny that despite its increased popularity, the concept of social entrepreneurship has not received a clearer understanding in a theoretical context. Zahra, Gedajlovic, Neubaum, and Shulman (2009) list 20 definitions of s...

Author: Kristof Tomej 

Year: 2016 

42 Think Tank XVI The moderating role of values in planned behaviour: th... file 238 Jul 02, 2016

In the past five years, we (a group of researchers from the Leeds Becket University and the Open University of Catalonia) have been working on different studies about the CSR motivations, barriers and practices in tourism small and medium e...

Author: Lluís Garay, Xavier Font & August Francesc Corrons 

Year: 2016 

41 Think Tank XVI Certification for Sustainable Tourism in Germany – Ove... file 254 Jul 02, 2016

Certification schemes for sustainable tourism can be seen as a key voluntary instrument to measure, verify and communicate the CSR management and performance of tourism businesses. Today a large number of such schemes can be found around th...

Author: Wolfgang Strasdas 

Year: 2016 

40 Think Tank XVI Analysing CSR Practices in Food Operations: A case stu... file 256 Jul 01, 2016

Food consumption is seen by most tourists as an important part of their holiday and tourism often takes place in ecologically, socially and culturally sensitive destinations. Through food consumption, it is not only possible to support heal...

Author: Dagmar Lund-Durlacher, Hannes Antonschmidt & Klaus-Peter Fritz 

Year: 2016 

39 Think Tank XVI Volunteering and donations for biodiversity conservati... file 257 Jul 01, 2016

In 2010, the newly elected government of New Zealand, of neo-liberal orientation, has adopted its Business Growth Agenda. This has been implemented through a series of legal, policy and organizational changes, affecting the governance of th...

Author: Valentina Dinica 

Year: 2016 

38 Think Tank XVI eTraining for Sustainable Tourism: Investing in Skills... file 264 Jul 02, 2016

This proposed presentation examines the current state of “eTraining” opportunities (e.g. distance learning programs, online courses, live seminars) supporting professional skills development for tourism professionals, with a particular focu...

Author: Ayako Ezaki 

Year: 2016 

37 Think Tank XVI Responsible High Performance Sport Travel – Opportunit... file 298 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Kerstin Heuwinkel 

Year: 2016 

36 Think Tank XVI Reaching the hard to reach: CSR and employee engagemen... file 313 Jul 02, 2016

As the duties and behaviour of organizations within the tourism industry evolve to accommodate expectations of pro-sustainable business change, so too does the role and responsibility of employees within these organisations. As key actors i...

Author: Kelsy Hejjas, Caroline Scarles & Graham Miller 

Year: 2016 

35 Think Tank XVI In Search of a New Mindset to Underpin Tourism Develop... file 323 Jul 01, 2016

Despite widespread recognition of the importance of all tourism stakeholders adopting sustainability attitudes and practices, with a huge descriptive and prescriptive literature highlighting ‘best practice’, things seem to be getting worse....

Author: Larry Dwyer & Verity Anne Greenwood 

Year: 2016 

34 Think Tank XVI Examining Corporate Social Responsibility in Tourism: ... file 332 Jul 01, 2016

One of the biggest challenges facing the tourism industry and policy makers is the emerging and fast growing ‘sharing economy’. Keeping abreast of this, disruptive but potentially transformative phenomenon has been challenging for industry,...

Author: Stephen Wearing & Kevin Lyons 

Year: 2016 

33 Think Tank XVI Challenges of the development of sustainable products ... file 369 Jul 02, 2016

Tourism destinations have a responsibility to preserve their own mainstay. Sustainable product development can aid the longevity of a destination by supporting local environmental, social and economic aspects. This, however, requires a coord...

Author: Fabian Weber & Barbara Taufer 

Year: 2016 

32 Think Tank XVI The Influences of Hotel Contexts on Tourist Behaviour.... file 382 Jul 01, 2016

Sustainability deals with the relation between people and their environment. The configuration of this connection and the communication between the two are decisive when talking about a socially acceptable, ecologically compatible and econo...

Author: Stefan Raich 

Year: 2016 

31 Think Tank XVI Influencing sustainability through engagement in polic... file 412 Jul 01, 2016

The ability of businesses to influence the sustainability of tourism development is generally examined from two standpoints: the regulatory frameworks requiring particular actions with respect to how business is carried out, or to clients; ...

Author: Valentina Dinica 

Year: 2016 

30 Think Tank XVI Spirituality and corporate social responsibility in to... file 418 Jul 01, 2016

This ongoing study investigates the role of spirituality for corporate social responsibility (CSR) by tourism businesses in lesser developed countries and the implications this has at the destination level. While much of the world’s tourism...

Author: Alexandra Law, Putu Indah Rahmawati & Terry De Lacy 

Year: 2016 

29 Think Tank XVI Polar bears, Climate Change, CSR and Sustainable Tourism 433 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Jeremy Pearce 

Year: 2016 

28 Think Tank XVI Empowering communities and enabling conservation: Revi... file 446 Jul 01, 2016

The Africa Foundation a non-profit organization was founded in 1992 when Conservation Corporation Africa (since renamed and rebranded to &Beyond) was founded in South Africa. A central principle of the Conservation Corporation, safari l...

Author: Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2016 

27 Think Tank XVI Challenges to attaining “Accessible Tourism for All” i... file 452 Jul 01, 2016

Although the discussion on Accessible Tourism has increased in intensity over the past 20 years, and by now there are even a few examples of Good Practices being implemented, it nevertheless must be pointed out that this approach is not yet ...

Author: Andreas Kagermeier 

Year: 2016 

26 Think Tank XVI United we stand, divided we fall: Strategies for engag... file 463 Jul 01, 2016

Many tourism corporate responsibility programs require the support and/or compliance of guests or customers, yet little attention has been paid to the design of strategies to encourage this compliance. Research in the areas of tourist inter...

Author: Karen Hughes & Gianna Moscardo 

Year: 2016 

OPA: 2016 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

25 Think Tank XVI Rural communities’ participation in the planning and m... file 486 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Limpho Lekaota 

Year: 2016 

24 Think Tank XVI The Act of Giving – Understanding CSR in Myanmar in a ... file 543 Jul 02, 2016

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Author: Nicole Häusler & Kathrin Dischereit 

Year: 2016 

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