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1. Smit, Shannon. Employment of people with disabilites in the hospitality sector, Cape Town, South Africa : a multiple case study.

Degree: MPhil, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, 2012, Stellenbosch University

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Several legislative documents that promote the inclusion and economic integration of persons with disabilities have been introduced over the previous two decades in South Africa. However, it is still estimated that as many as 99% of persons with disabilities are unemployed (Dube, 2005). Employment equity quotas for persons with disabilities have not been met in either the public or the private sector (CEE Report, 2007).The reasons for this remain largely unexplored in many sectors including the hospitality sector. The hospitality sector - the focus of this study - makes a significant economic contribution to the country and is the largest most diverse labour force sector in South Africa (THETA, 2009). The aim of the study is to examine the employment of persons with disabilities in three hotels in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town. A descriptive, qualitative case study methodology was implemented for the study. Three purposively sampled hotels in Cape Town`s Victoria and Alfred Waterfront provided the study setting. Participants included managers from these hotels as well as employees with and without disabilities from each of the hotels. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews and content analysis was conducted to identify emerging issues according to themes. Findings indicate a medically oriented perception of disability with a focus on physical impairments. A lack of knowledge and guidance in policy documents and from the Department of Labour perpetuate these perceptions. Participants were aware of employment equity policy, but saw it as being orientated to race and gender and did not apply it to persons with disabilities. Application was also not enforced through monitoring by the Department of Labour. Barriers to employment include discrimination and stereotyping, the physical nature and type of jobs, physical access barriers, a lack of education and skills as well as a lack of applications from persons with disabilities. Facilitators included improved Black Economic Empowerment scoring, a motivational aspect, the variety of jobs available and guests and employees with disabilities. Findings on the provision of reasonable accommodation focused mainly on the accommodation of guests and examined physical and structural aspects of the environment. One of the conclusions of the study was that legislation governing the employment of persons with disabilities was poorly implemented in the hotels examined by this study. It is recommended that hotels contract a disability consultant to run disability awareness campaigns within the hotels. In addition, the Department of Labour must monitor policy implementation with regard to persons with disabilities. Disabled people`s organisations should create a platform for communication with government departments responsible for social policy and legislation in an effort to promote and encourage the debate on disability definitions and to act as a watchdog over the implementation of policy.

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Advisors/Committee Members: Gcaza, C. Siphokazi, Visagie, Surona, Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Health Sciences. Dept. of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. Speech-Language and Hearing Therapy. Centre for Rehabilitation Studies..

Subjects/Keywords: Rehabilitation

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APA (6th Edition):

Smit, S. (2012). Employment of people with disabilites in the hospitality sector, Cape Town, South Africa : a multiple case study. (Thesis). Stellenbosch University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/20404

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Smit, Shannon. “Employment of people with disabilites in the hospitality sector, Cape Town, South Africa : a multiple case study.” 2012. Thesis, Stellenbosch University. Accessed March 21, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/20404.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Smit, Shannon. “Employment of people with disabilites in the hospitality sector, Cape Town, South Africa : a multiple case study.” 2012. Web. 21 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Smit S. Employment of people with disabilites in the hospitality sector, Cape Town, South Africa : a multiple case study. [Internet] [Thesis]. Stellenbosch University; 2012. [cited 2019 Mar 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/20404.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Smit S. Employment of people with disabilites in the hospitality sector, Cape Town, South Africa : a multiple case study. [Thesis]. Stellenbosch University; 2012. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/20404

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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