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Das Tor nach Sub-Sahara Afrika? Kapstadts Potenzial als Gateway City für den Öl- und Gassektor

The gateway to Sub-Saharan Africa? Cape Town’s potential as a gateway city for the oil and gas sector
Sören Scholvin


Aufstrebende Wirtschaftsmächte sind Impulsgeber für den Globalen Süden. Weltstädte in diesen Ländern binden periphere Standorte in globale Güterketten ein und ermöglichen somit dort wirtschaftliche Entwicklung. In diesem Artikel wird das Konzept der „Gateway Cities“ entworfen und am Beispiel Kapstadts und des Öl- und Gassektors veranschaulicht. Konzepte, die den drei Ds – Density, Distance und Division – aus dem Weltentwicklungsbericht 2009 zugrunde liegen, sowie Linkages bilden den Ausgangspunkt, um die Rolle von Gateway Cities zu erklären.


Emerging economies generate impulses for the Global South. World cities in these countries integrate peripheral places into global commodity chains, enabling the peripheral places to develop economically. In this article the concept of ‘gateway cities’ is drafted and exemplified by Cape Town and the oil and gas sector. The starting point of my explanation of the role of gateway cities is the three Ds – density, distance and division – from the 2009 World Development Report and linkages.


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Received: 2016-11-29
Accepted: 2017-6-23
Published Online: 2017-9-20
Published in Print: 2017-9-26

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