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Lifalaza, M. 2006. A socio-economic analysis of the lives and livelihoods of the Kuiseb Topnaar. Gobabeb in-service training report (GIST2). Polytechnic of Namibia, Windhoek


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A socio-economic analysis of the lives and livelihoods of the Kuiseb Topnaar.

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The Topnaar are a people living in- and outside of the Namib Naukluft National Park in the central Namib. The study, which aimed to characterize the Topnaar and update existing sources on them, collected data through socio-economic field surveys and interviews looking at aspects such as population structure, income status, sources of income and occupations. Keywords: Namibia, Namib Desert, Gobabeb, Kuiseb River, student education, student training, inservice training, scientific education.

Year: 2006

Type: Report

Origin: DRFN DLIB

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