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This book, by two well-known community development experts, has an interesting evolution. In 1989, Community development. Putting plans into action was published, followed in 1992 by the second edition and the third in 1997. Over many years this book was an accepted reference on the topic, with each edition adding more substance to the general framework. The publication was widely prescribed at universities and former technicons. The authors' work was acknowledged in government documents ...

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2021-Jun-13 11:00:35

The book consists of four parts and 15 chapters by various contributors. Part 1 deals with Policy and national programmes consisting of five chapters. Part 2 concerns contextual challenges with three chapters. Part 3 on the market and security of tenure has three chapters and part 4 on city level experience consists of four chapters.

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2021-Jun-13 10:58:13

This third edition of Managing change - negotiating conflict, endeavours to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the complexities of negotiations and problem solving in various settings. The edition has been updated and restructured to include the most recent knowledge and experience in this area of human resource management.

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2021-Jun-13 10:55:28

There is a widespread belief that access to infrastructure and services such as water and sanitation have direct effects on health. Thus, the delivery of health, water and sanitation services should ensure improved access to basic needs, enhance the health profile of poor communities and their access to employment opportunities. Safe clean water supplies and adequate sanitation services, therefore, are among the major determinants of health. The assumption is that health-related services such ...

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2021-Jun-13 10:52:45

It is perceived that the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has, after the abolition of the rank and leg promotions system in 2000, a problem with career management and more specific with career progression, of their employees. After the restructuring of the Public Service it seems as if employees are stuck on a salary level and that no progression is possible. The Faculty of Military Science employs Military University Educators (MUEs) whose primary function is to lecture ...

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2021-Jun-13 10:49:43

The article investigates the impact globalisation has had on the trading environment confronting a developing country's suppliers of goods and services. The gradual reduction in historic methods to protect national markets such as tariffs is bringing more sophisticated technical barriers to the fore. In order to satisfy the sophisticated demands of a developed country's consumers, it is essential that developing country suppliers have access to appropriate technical infrastructure. Th ...

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2021-Jun-13 10:46:47

The purpose of nature conservation is to ensure sustainable use of natural resources. Sustainable utilisation should not discount the perspective of the beneficiaries of such resources which are the surrounding communities. The local communities are supposed to derive economic, social and cultural benefits from the resources available to them. With the history of denying the local communities such benefits, in South Africa, the introduction of the approach, aimed at ensuring that the local co ...

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2021-Jun-13 10:40:51

The emergence in the late nineties in South Africa of new environmental governance systems as decentralised sets of formal and informal agreements among diverse groups and organisations in the form of networks and partnerships is an exciting development following international trends. South Africa is still at an early phase in the evolution of governance models, but that no one set of institutional arrangements can solve all types of collective problems. Therefore, institutions need to be des ...

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2021-Jun-13 10:37:32

Public service delivery that is aimed at promoting sustainable livelihoods needs to have efficiency and community participation as some of its fundamental principles. Current development practice tends to emphasise the former rather than the latter. This article attempts to articulate the findings of a research into service delivery for poverty alleviation in South Africa, based on a particular community development endeavour (the Working for Water Programme) in a specific South African rural ...

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2021-Jun-13 10:33:03