Ideal cultural development for the Road Accident Fund

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. S. Kruger. en_US
dc.contributor.author Negota, George Maanda.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-13T12:44:27Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-13T12:44:27Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-13
dc.date.submitted 2000-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5577
dc.description M.Comm. en_US
dc.description.abstract Everywhere in the world today, we read about enterprises undergoing rapid change. Business organisations are being challenged by aspects of both the external and internal environments. The external considerations include markets, competitors, macroeconomic factors, industry factors and other related factors. The internal pressures are demands for more flexible, family-friendly employment practices, demands for consultation and information, as well as concern for training and quality standards [Thomas 1994: 202]. In South Africa, the political change that was brought about by the 1994 elections necessitated the repositioning of organisations. The repositioning of businesses and other organisations should be seen as part of the reconstruction of the economy which is currently trapped in a deep-seated structural crisis (RDP,1994:75). The economic and political framework within which the economy was structured encouraged regional disparities ensuring migratory labour supply from the former homelands to cities and towns. Enforced segregation and industrial decentralisation were instruments that ensured that the black population remained honed in the "homelands" where per capita incomes were less than a quarter of the national average (RDP,1994). The above impacted negatively upon the development of blacks as managers, in that they were in terms of apartheid ethos not supposed to hold managerial position in urban areas, unless if they qualified in terms of the Group Areas Act [Black Urban Areas Act No.25 of 1945]. The above position was aggravated by the deliberate neglect to train blacks which ensured that they remained disempowered and inferior to their white counterparts. The Group Areas Act on the other hand ensured that black's entry into urban areas was regulated notwithstanding the fact that jobs were scarce in the 'homelands'. Though South Africa has entered into the new era in political terms, the South African business structures have not changed and that disparities that existed in the past are still a features of the present. Though foreign markets are now opened and new opportunities offered to South Africans, the economy is still characterised by lack of skilled manpower and in particular its leadership is not representative of the composition of the South African society. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Road Accident Fund (South Africa) - Management. en_US
dc.subject Organizational change - Management. en_US
dc.subject Corporate culture. en_US
dc.title Ideal cultural development for the Road Accident Fund en_US
dc.type Mini-Dissertation en_US

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