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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Tladi, Morodi Tryphinah
Email ttmisstr@gmail.com
URN etd-11052012-140409
Document Title Participation as a means to Integrated Community Economic Development (ICED) : a case study of Winterveldt
Degree MSW
Department Social Work and Criminology
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Prof A Lombard Supervisor
Keywords
  • socio-economic rights
  • social exclusion
  • participation
  • empowerment
  • Winterveldt
  • ward committee system
  • Integrated Development Plan (IDP)
  • developmental local government
  • Integrated Community Economic Development (ICED)
  • Community Economic Development (CED)
Date 2012-04-17
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Community Economic Development (CED) in South Africa is shaped by the historicalprocesses of the former Apartheid regime that discriminated the social and economic rights of the majority of people, thus disempowering them to participate in development. The notion of Integrated Community Economic Development (ICED) enhances the concept of participation in community economic development in that it advocates for an empowerment dimension in development. In order to facilitate this participation, the government has introduced the participatory mechanisms of the IDP and ward committee system. Paradoxically, inequalities in development persist in previously disadvantaged homelands which were excluded from participation in developmental initiatives of the former regime. Consequently, these mechanisms for ICED have not been able to achieve participation of communities in ICED. Winterveldt is one such area with a legacy of social exclusion through racial and ethnic discrimination.

The goal of the study was to explore the lack of participation of the Winterveldt community in ICED guided by the research question: “What are the reasons for the lack of participation of the Winterveldt community in ICED?”

A qualitative research approach was followed and the research design was a case study. Data was gathered through focus group interviews and document studies. The focus groups were comprised of 13 community participants and 10 ward committee personnel from Winterveldt.

Research findings revealed various reasons for the lack of participation in the ICED of Winterveldt including role confusion, the lack of information and training on the IDP and political power abuse. The study concluded that participation flows along lines that safeguard the interests of local government with little respect for the community’s capacity to make decisions concerning their development.

Recommendations towards the achievement of participation in the ICED of Winterveldt include training on the Integrated Development Plan (IDP), the development of a guideline for implementing the IDP and changes in attitudes of all actors in the ICED of Winterveldt.

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Tladi, MT 2011, Participation as a means to Integrated Community Economic Development (ICED) : a case study of Winterveldt, MSW dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-11052012-140409 / >

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