The role of the Integrated Development Plan in community development: a case of Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo Province

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dc.contributor.advisor Thakhathi, D. R.
dc.contributor.advisor Vermaak, N. J.
dc.contributor.author Nembudani, Ratshilumela Simon
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-31T07:31:55Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-31T07:31:55Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/740
dc.description PhD (Administration)
dc.description Department of Public and Development Administration
dc.description.abstract The focus of this study is on the role of the integrated development plan in community development. This study focuses on Limpopo province, but for the purpose of this study the research was conducted in Capricorn district municipality which is comprised of the following five (5) local municipalities: Blouberg, Aganang, Molemole, Polokwane and Lepelle-Nkumpi. The District Municipality is expected by the government and communities to play an active role towards community development as a central feature on local government development. The district municipality must be involved in the development of its communities in partnership with local municipalities, communities and other structures which can play an active role in community development. The integrated development plan is a process through which a municipality can establish a developmental plan for the short, medium and long term. In terms of the Local Government Municipal Structures Act No 117 of 1998 all municipalities have a responsibility and accountability to develop their communities which will have an impact on the daily lives of South Africans. In view of this mandate, Capricorn District Municipality must develop its vision, mission and objectives to meet community needs and improve the quality of life of all people. Developmental local government is local government committed to work with citizens and groups within the community in order to find sustainable ways to meet people’s social, economic and material needs. South Africa and in particular Capricorn District Municipality has a back-log of services that have not been provided to the previously disadvantaged communities. The integrated development plan is intended to redress all the past economic imbalances. Municipalities must focus their efforts and resources on community development especially on communities and groups which have been previously marginalised or excluded from economic and community development, such as women, disabled people, and very poor people by the apartheid government. Challenges of the integrated development plan which are experienced by the community are poor service delivery, poor implementation of the integrated development plan, corruption in district municipal projects and poor financial management. ii The researcher intends to follow a mixed method approach in which both qualitative and to a lesser degree quantitative approaches will be used. The reason for using a mixed method is because the study can be integrated in such a way that qualitative and quantitative methods will retain their originality. In this study, a qualitative approach is applicable because it allows openness to ideas, opinions, feelings, experiences and perceptions which may be expressed by research participants to the researcher. The researcher will for the purpose of this study be more interested on the qualitative study as it will be able to give results from the respondents. The researcher will use a Likert scale questionnaire in order to source out information regarding the role of the integrated development plan in community development. The researcher will use non-probability sampling and its subtype purposive sampling method in order to obtain results from participants. Although there are different types of sampling, the researcher intends to use non probability sampling which is by and large more successful than quota sampling. In this process, purposive sampling will en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (v, g, 217 leaves :color illustrations, color maps)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Integrated Development Plan en_US
dc.subject Community development en_US
dc.subject Municipality en_US
dc.subject District Municipality en_US
dc.subject Local Government en_US
dc.subject.ddc 354.27930968257
dc.subject.lcsh Community development -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Rural development -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Local government -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Municipal government -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.title The role of the Integrated Development Plan in community development: a case of Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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