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1. Gidi, Banele Anthony. Developing assessment criteria for successful poverty alleviation with special reference to the Nomzamo Special Care Centre.

Degree: MA, Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences, 2011, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

While this study is partly theoretical it includes an exploratory case study in which theoretical insights are applied. In the theoretical part of this study, criteria for a successful poverty alleviation project were developed, guided by sustainability theory and complexity theory. It was proposed that researchers could assess existing projects according to these criteria to show where they were successful and where they could improve. The second part of this research consists of a case study, where an actual poverty alleviation project (The Nomzamo Special Care Centre, Peddie, Eastern Cape) was assessed according to the criteria developed in the first part. For this exploratory case study a non-random sample of 9 participants was drawn from the Nomzamo Special Care Centre and other stakeholders in the Ngqushwa Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape. Data was collected using questionnaires, observation and interviews. The results obtained from analysis indicate that project members particularly experience challenges pertaining to financial resources, infrastructure and maintenance. It is recommended that project members receive assistance from the government departments in order for the project to remain sustainable Advisors/Committee Members: Hurst, Andrea Dr.

Subjects/Keywords: Poverty  – South Africa  – Eastern Cape; Economic development projects  – South Africa  – Eastern Cape; Poverty  – Government policy  – South Africa  – Eastern Cape; Child care services  – South Africa  – Eastern Cape

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APA (6th Edition):

Gidi, B. A. (2011). Developing assessment criteria for successful poverty alleviation with special reference to the Nomzamo Special Care Centre. (Masters Thesis). Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10948/1601

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Gidi, Banele Anthony. “Developing assessment criteria for successful poverty alleviation with special reference to the Nomzamo Special Care Centre.” 2011. Masters Thesis, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Accessed April 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10948/1601.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Gidi, Banele Anthony. “Developing assessment criteria for successful poverty alleviation with special reference to the Nomzamo Special Care Centre.” 2011. Web. 23 Apr 2019.

Vancouver:

Gidi BA. Developing assessment criteria for successful poverty alleviation with special reference to the Nomzamo Special Care Centre. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; 2011. [cited 2019 Apr 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10948/1601.

Council of Science Editors:

Gidi BA. Developing assessment criteria for successful poverty alleviation with special reference to the Nomzamo Special Care Centre. [Masters Thesis]. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10948/1601


Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

2. Badassey, Jyoti. Developing assessment criteria for a sustainable energy sector development project : shale gas exploration in the Karoo.

Degree: MA, Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences, 2011, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

This research project aims to assess development projects in the energy sector with its focus on the shale gas exploration in the Karoo. The assessment is based on a critical analysis of the concepts and principles of sustainability, complexity and the National Environmental Management Act, using a critical hermeneutics methodology to develop an assessment criterion. Critical hermeneutics is the science and art of interpreting texts, challenging the status quo, its influences and assumptions. Hermeneutics is the reaction to enlightenment fundamentalism, which is an over-reliance on rationality and the scientific method as a primary means of obtaining truth. Hence this research has adopted a triangulation of ideas and concepts derived from sustainability and complexity to find the truth about the sustainability of development projects (Cilliers, 1998; Deleuze & Guattari, 1994; Byrne, 1998). The Central Karoo is situated in the North Eastern part of the Western Province. It is characterised by dry, arid conditions with highly environmentally sensitive land. Central Karoo has the smallest concentration of people in the Western Cape (Van Vuuren, 2008). This research project offers an assessment that will help governments determine the feasibility of energy sector projects since it discusses the impact of exploration for shale gas in the Karoo and explains the process, recommendations and the environmental legislature required for any project to take place in South Africa. Further, it highlights the environmental damage caused by the shale gas exploration as well as the positive economic impact that it could have on the country. For this research, hermeneutics has offered a framework rather than a system; it is a research philosophy that places human experience at the forefront as it honours a variety of interpretations. Advisors/Committee Members: Hurst, Andrea Dr.

Subjects/Keywords: Sustainable development; Economic development  – Sustainability

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APA (6th Edition):

Badassey, J. (2011). Developing assessment criteria for a sustainable energy sector development project : shale gas exploration in the Karoo. (Masters Thesis). Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10948/d1008405

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Badassey, Jyoti. “Developing assessment criteria for a sustainable energy sector development project : shale gas exploration in the Karoo.” 2011. Masters Thesis, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Accessed April 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10948/d1008405.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Badassey, Jyoti. “Developing assessment criteria for a sustainable energy sector development project : shale gas exploration in the Karoo.” 2011. Web. 23 Apr 2019.

Vancouver:

Badassey J. Developing assessment criteria for a sustainable energy sector development project : shale gas exploration in the Karoo. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; 2011. [cited 2019 Apr 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10948/d1008405.

Council of Science Editors:

Badassey J. Developing assessment criteria for a sustainable energy sector development project : shale gas exploration in the Karoo. [Masters Thesis]. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10948/d1008405

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