The spatial configuration of agricultural practices and the role of resilience in farming at Khutwaneng, Bokoni
Henshall, Tiffany Fae
Despite the expansive size of the Bokoni complex, our knowledge with regards to many aspects of its occupancy is limited. Due to the agriculturally centred nature of the Bokoni, it is important to understand this facet of Bokoni life from as many perspectives as possible. This project aims to take us one step closer to achieving a deeper understanding of the agricultural practices of the Bokoni people. Through my fieldwork and the processing of collected data on land management practices of this society have been explored. Additionally Khutwaneng and the Bokoni complex in general, provide an interesting case study in the role of resilience in agricultural communities. Their agricultural success is inseparably linked to the adaptive strategies employed throughout their occupancy. This allowed for the consideration of the recursive relationship between resilience and sustainability, furthering our understanding of the Bokoni complex.
A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Science, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in fulfilment of requirements for the degree of Master of Science. Johannesburg, 2016.
Henshall, Tiffany Fae (2016) The spatial configuration of agricultural practices and the role of resilience in farming at Khutwaneng, Bokoni, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, <http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/handle/10539/21634>