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University of KwaZulu-Natal

1. [No author]. The struggle for daily life in Durban : Congolese migrants economic survival strategies.

Degree: Economic history, 2015, University of KwaZulu-Natal

This study explores the livelihoods experiences of Congolese migrants in the city of Durban with particular reference to the various ways and means they utilize in order to survive amid a rough environment in tough times emanating from global economic meltdown sided with economic austerity measures. Qualitative methodology is the approach as the ‘how’, ‘why’ and ‘what’ of the Congolese migrants’ economic survival strategies are investigated. The sampling area involved South Beach and Saint Georges vicinities. Five elements from both areas were interviewed using in-depth interviews. Purposive sampling technique was used to identify relevant respondents to which a snowball sampling method was added to help reaching more interviewees. The findings of this study reveal that in the absence of the local government intervention Congolese migrants are left alone to mend their way to develop economic means of survival on the quotidian in Durban. In a country that is Identity driven, their lack of proper documents hinge their integration in the mainstream of the local economy. Police harassment coupled with xenophobic patterns of attitudes from locals jeopardise their livelihoods as they wrestle to reproduce. Their economic contribution to the city is very insignificant owing to issues of disempowerment. They lack skills in general and technical training in particular to adequately compete economically in today’s globalized society. The centrality of this study is that these findings can be extrapolated on other migrants at the provincial and national level and can contribute to design policies that can mitigate the plight of migrants. Advisors/Committee Members: Francis, Michael (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Congolese (Democratic Republic) – Economic aspects – Durban.; Immigrants – Economic aspects – Durban.; Xenophobia – Durban.; Economic history.

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APA (6th Edition):

author], [. (2015). The struggle for daily life in Durban : Congolese migrants economic survival strategies. (Thesis). University of KwaZulu-Natal. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10413/12566

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

author], [No. “The struggle for daily life in Durban : Congolese migrants economic survival strategies. ” 2015. Thesis, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Accessed December 11, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10413/12566.

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

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

author], [No. “The struggle for daily life in Durban : Congolese migrants economic survival strategies. ” 2015. Web. 11 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

author] [. The struggle for daily life in Durban : Congolese migrants economic survival strategies. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2015. [cited 2019 Dec 11]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/12566.

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

Council of Science Editors:

author] [. The struggle for daily life in Durban : Congolese migrants economic survival strategies. [Thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/12566

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University of KwaZulu-Natal

2. [No author]. The state, land reform, old farmers and new farmers : an assessment of farming in the Shangani area of Zimbabwe.

Degree: Economic history, 2014, University of KwaZulu-Natal

After the lapse of the Fast Track Land Reform Program in Zimbabwe, agricultural production slumped and the slump persisted for a decade. An assortment of factors explaining the slump has been brought forward and the new farming strategies of the new farmers were elaborated in passing. This dissertation identified and assessed the farming strategies and practices employed by the new farmers at De Beers Shangani ranch after the Fast Track Land Reform program of 2000. It discussed the land reform process in Shangani and specifically its outcomes mainly on agricultural production. It examined the impact of the socio-political environment in Shangani and explored how the socio-political environment has influenced the choice of strategies hence affecting the farmers‟ production. Guided by the Agricultural Sustainability and Political Ecology conceptual frameworks it assessed how sustainable these strategies were in relation with the soil types, climatic conditions and socio-political milieu in Shangani. In addition, state-farmers relations were explored to ascertain how the relationship has affected agricultural production of the new farmers. In-depth interviews were conducted to a sample population of 20 participants who were purposively selected basing on their knowledge and expertise on farming systems employed by the new farmers at Debshan. Conclusions drawn from this dissertation reveal that some strategies adopted by the well-off farmers have managed to increase production while some strategies adopted by the impoverished and financially struggling farmers have resulted to low production. It concludes that farming strategies employed by the new farmers at Debshan have an impact on the agricultural production of the farmers. The state-farmer relations have also affected agricultural production negatively and led to low utilization of land hence low production. Advisors/Committee Members: Fakude, Gordon (advisor), Francis, Michael (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Fast Track Land Reform Programme (Zimbabwe); Land reform – Zimbabwe.; Land research – Zimbabwe.; Agriculture – Economic aspects – Zimbabwe.; Agricultural development projects – Zimbabwe.; Economic history.

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APA (6th Edition):

author], [. (2014). The state, land reform, old farmers and new farmers : an assessment of farming in the Shangani area of Zimbabwe. (Thesis). University of KwaZulu-Natal. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10413/12558

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

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

author], [No. “The state, land reform, old farmers and new farmers : an assessment of farming in the Shangani area of Zimbabwe. ” 2014. Thesis, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Accessed December 11, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10413/12558.

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

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

author], [No. “The state, land reform, old farmers and new farmers : an assessment of farming in the Shangani area of Zimbabwe. ” 2014. Web. 11 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

author] [. The state, land reform, old farmers and new farmers : an assessment of farming in the Shangani area of Zimbabwe. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2014. [cited 2019 Dec 11]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/12558.

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

Council of Science Editors:

author] [. The state, land reform, old farmers and new farmers : an assessment of farming in the Shangani area of Zimbabwe. [Thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/12558

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

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