This paper presents a brief overview of social and economic conditions in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province, with particular emphasis on factors affecting rural livelihoods. It includes information on small-scale agriculture, water, forestry, nature conservation and local government. The final section sets out a number of broad issues suitable for further investigation as part of the Sustainable Livelihoods in Southern Africa research project.
Mokgope, K. SLSA Working Paper 6. South Africa Country Paper. (2001) 24 pp.