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1. Ndlovu, Nontobeko Nontando. Participation of wards in Operation Sukuma Sakhe activities within the city of Umhlathuze .

Degree: 2017, University of Zululand

The study set out to obtain information on the nature and level of participation of community members in the implementation of Operation Sukuma Sakhe (OSS). A case study research design was adopted. A sample of 125 respondents was selected using the purposive sampling method for the key informants such as the traditional leadership, officials deployed by the government to the programme, fieldworkers and CSO. A convenience sampling method was also used for focus groups and to select participants from the community. An interview schedule which had both structured and unstructured questions, was used to gather the required data. For data analysis, the thematic analysis method was used. It was discovered that there are various methods used to engage the community in the programme, namely: mass community meetings, door-to-door visits, household visits and participation of the community as walk-ins. The most commonly used method to engage community members was found to be the door-to-door visits where the CCGs were actively involved. The respondents participated only in the identification of issues affecting them and not in identifying possible solutions to the problems. The decisions were seemingly taken by external members, something which has negative implications on community development of projects. The participation of community members in the form of ‘walk-ins’ raised concern, as this is taken as a sign of lack of commitment, which could result in people not viewing the programme as a learning process which could lead to growth and change. The method cannot be considered as a reliable or effective way of ensuring adequate participation in any service delivery or community development programme. It basically suggests low levels of participation and that the actual implementation does not encourage the development of what is referred to as the ‘we feeling’ or ownership of the programme in participation circles. It is also concluded that gender-specific capacitation and empowerment programmes have to be instituted, because the programme predominantly comprises women. The group that was found to be actively involved is usually characterised by inadequate access to assets and productive resources, and a lack of knowledge or skills. Among the officials in the WR, limited knowledge on roles and responsibilities was noted in certain wards, and this has implications for service delivery and may be somehow responsible for the lack of participation in WR activities. Advisors/Committee Members: Sabela, T (advisor), Isike, E.M (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: community engagement  – community projects

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APA (6th Edition):

Ndlovu, N. N. (2017). Participation of wards in Operation Sukuma Sakhe activities within the city of Umhlathuze . (Thesis). University of Zululand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1531

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ndlovu, Nontobeko Nontando. “Participation of wards in Operation Sukuma Sakhe activities within the city of Umhlathuze .” 2017. Thesis, University of Zululand. Accessed July 17, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1531.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ndlovu, Nontobeko Nontando. “Participation of wards in Operation Sukuma Sakhe activities within the city of Umhlathuze .” 2017. Web. 17 Jul 2019.

Vancouver:

Ndlovu NN. Participation of wards in Operation Sukuma Sakhe activities within the city of Umhlathuze . [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Zululand; 2017. [cited 2019 Jul 17]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1531.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Ndlovu NN. Participation of wards in Operation Sukuma Sakhe activities within the city of Umhlathuze . [Thesis]. University of Zululand; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1531

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

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