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Gemeenskapsontwikkeling op kommersiële plase

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. C. Fouche en_US
dc.contributor.author Grobbelaar, Jan Gysbert
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-28T10:23:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-28T10:23:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-28
dc.date.submitted 1996
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/6768
dc.description M.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract The modern day approach towards community development is to facilitate a community-driven and self-sustaining development process. Development is a process by which the members of a society increase their personal and institutional capacities, mobilise and manage resources, produce sustainable and justly distribute improvements in their quality of life consistent with their aspirations. The reasons why farm workers in commercial agricultural communities are becoming involved in their own development; what motivates them; and the capacities they need to remain involved; are some of the areas that this study addresses. This study focuses on the labour-extensive and labour-intensive farming communities in the Boland/Swartland regions of the Western Cape Province. A purposeful non-probability sample was taken from five labourextensive and five labour-intensive commercial farming communities within a fifty kilometre radius of Wellington. Focus groups as method were used to interview the specifically selected respondents. Qualitative data was collected according to a participatory research method and a visualization technique was utilized to record the data. Some of the important results of this study indicate that the commercial farmer has to take an interest as an important resource and partner in the development of the farm worker's communties. The farmworker's communities are seeking support from the new democratic structures, the Transitional Rural Councils, to assist them with their development efforts. The process of developing ownership and taking responsability for one's own development, needs to be strengthened by including the farmworkers in the decision-taking process on farms regarding community development through structures like farm-forums or farm-committees. en_US
dc.language.iso afr en_US
dc.subject Rural development - South Africa - Western Cape en_US
dc.subject Community development - South Africa - Western Cape en_US
dc.subject Community development - Social aspects en_US
dc.subject Agricultural laborers - South Africa - Western Cape en_US
dc.subject Farm management - South Africa en_US
dc.title Gemeenskapsontwikkeling op kommersiële plase en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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