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Constraints facing tourism entrepreneurs in South Africa: a study in the Gauteng and Mpumalanga provinces, South Africa


  • Gideon Nieman
  • Thea Visser
  • Rene Van Wyk


The current study is an investigation into tourism entrepreneurship of small, medium and micro enterprises in Gauteng and Mpumalanga. Through Principal Factor Analysis, the paper identifies a three-factor instrument that could be used as a diagnostic tool to investigate how government policies and support, the tourism industry's products and services, and perceptions about South Africa could advance or constrain the development of small, medium and micro tourism in South Africa. Such a tool can be used to identify problematic areas in order to take remedial action to manage sustainable tourism in South Africa and prevent the leakage of profits.

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  • Gideon Nieman & Thea Visser & Rene Van Wyk, 2008. "Constraints facing tourism entrepreneurs in South Africa: a study in the Gauteng and Mpumalanga provinces, South Africa," Development Southern Africa, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 25(3), pages 283-296.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:deveza:v:25:y:2008:i:3:p:283-296
    DOI: 10.1080/03768350802212063

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