The Political Economy of Tourism and Human Capital in the Dukuduku Village Community in South Africa

  • Phillibert Sibusiso KhuzwayoEmail author
Part of the Geographies of Tourism and Global Change book series (GTGC)


This chapter provides a critical analysis of the government leadership challenges in shaping tourism political economy of rural areas in South Africa. It presents a regional case study of the difficulties presented by deprived human capital in community tourism development. The presupposition is that the government plays a critical role in cultural societies to develop their tourism potential. Bianchi (PASOS 1:13–32, 2003) makes an assertion that the implications of this presuppositions are clear as we need to construct a more nuanced understanding of the complex relations between tourism, cultures, capital and the state. This connotes that communities should be equipped with the necessary human resources capital to deal with tourism development issues.


Sustainability Rural tourism Community tourism Government leadership 


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  1. 1.Cape TownRepublic of South Africa

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