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South Africa's knowledge-development policy nexus: implications for place-based development in the Eastern Cape Province

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-02 en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-07T16:22:59Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-07T16:22:59Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02-02 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11684
dc.description.abstract The contribution of universities, knowledge and innovation to development has moved to the foreground of national and regional policy and practice. More successful nations and regions show a close alignment between knowledge policy and socioeconomic development. However, in peripheral regions, this link is less well articulated for place-based development. This paper interrogates this relationship within the South African and Eastern Cape regional context. Using core tenets from the learning region concept, I show how the role of knowledge has gained significant traction in the national knowledge and development policy landscape. Using evidence from the broader Amathole region in the Eastern Cape, I highlight some of the challenges within the knowledge-development policy nexus. In the main, weak knowledge and social capabilities undermine place-based innovation, interactive learning and ultimately development. The paper concludes that although the University of Fort Hare can serve as a development agent in the region, a continuously reflexive and engaged policy making process of learning, networking and institutional embeddedness is critical. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE en
dc.subject UNIVERSITIES en
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION en
dc.subject SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT en
dc.title South Africa's knowledge-development policy nexus: implications for place-based development in the Eastern Cape Province en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume December en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle Development Southern Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10188 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9141 en
dc.bibliographictitle Fongwa, S.N. (2017) South Africa's knowledge-development policy nexus: implications for place-based development in the Eastern Cape Province. <i>Development Southern Africa</i>. December:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Fongwa, S.N. en


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