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An exploratory study of problems facing small contractors in the North West province of South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Thwala, Wellington Didibhuku
dc.contributor.author Phaladi, Makgati Jacob
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-09T07:29:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-09T07:29:30Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10
dc.identifier.citation Thwala, W.D. & Phaladi, M.J. 2009. An exploratory study of problems facing small contractors in the North West province of South Africa. African Journal of Business Management, 3(10):533-539 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1993-8233
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7825
dc.description.abstract The main objective of this study was to examine the problems that are facing small contractors in the North West Province of South Africa. In undertaking the study a comprehensive literature review was conducted and it was supplemented by primary data gathering. A questionnaire was sent to over 100 contractors in the North West Province and 57 questionnaires were returned. The major findings of the research were that the problems facing small contractors were the following; Government not paying on time, lack of capital and difficulty in arranging guarantees, lack of technical skills, lack of business management skills. The importance of small contractors in South Africa has been recognised by many researchers and policy makers. The contribution of small contractors to the creation of jobs and to the alleviation of poverty has been recognised by many Governments in the Developing Countries including the South African Government. The aim of the study was to examine the problems facing contractors in South Africa focusing on the North West Province. The study made recommendations for a success small contractor development programme. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academic Journals en_US
dc.rights Academic Journals. Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/ajbm DOI: 10.5897/AJBM09.122 en_US
dc.subject Small contractors en_US
dc.subject Small contractor development programme en_US
dc.title An exploratory study of problems facing small contractors in the North West province of South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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