Rural entrepreneurship in the Western Cape : challenges and opportunities

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dc.contributor.author Mugobo, Virimai Victor
dc.contributor.author Ukpere, Wilfred I.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-31T10:10:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-31T10:10:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Mugobo, V. V. & Ukpere, W. I. 2012. Rural entrepreneurship in the Western Cape : challenges and opportunities. African Journal of Business Management, 6(3):827-836. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1993-8233
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/8007
dc.description.abstract Rural entrepreneurs in the Western Cape Province of South Africa were surveyed in order to explore the challenges and opportunities that they are facing. The methodology used in this study involved a combination of quantitative and descriptive research. The study consisted of a sample of 160 rural entrepreneurs. Based on the results of the study, rural entrepreneurs in the Western Cape still face challenges such as lack of technical and business skills, shortage and high cost of raw materials, inaccessible and unreliable communication and transport services, and limited access to finance and sustainable markets. Rural entrepreneurs have various opportunities in the form of increasing government commitment to land reform and rural development, support from small business development institutions and the creation of networks and partnerships with other rural and urban entrepreneurs. The study recommends that the government needs to come up with comprehensive legislation and policies to spearhead and support rural development through rural entrepreneurship. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academic Journals en_US
dc.rights © Academic Journals. 2012. Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/AJBM. DOI: 10.5897/AJBM11.895 en_US
dc.subject Rural entrepreneurship - South Africa - Western Cape en_US
dc.subject Rural development - South Africa - Western Cape en_US
dc.subject Sustainable development - South Africa - Western Cape en_US
dc.title Rural entrepreneurship in the Western Cape : challenges and opportunities en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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