Research output 2012-2017

The RLEDI bursary programme has given a number of LED practitioners an opportunity to explore and expand their LED knowledge through its Masters and Post Graduate Diploma programmes. The programmes have had an impact on LED research conducted by LED Officials and Practitioners throughout the province. Completed dissertations were reviewed and themes were extracted from the research conducted from 2012 to 2017. The research was compiled by the Young Researchers, Masters of Commerce with LED Specialisation full research and coursework students. The following themes and areas of where the case studies were conducted are presented below:

RLED Research Themes

  1. Small Town Development, Rural and Land Development and Expanded Works Programme
  2. Role of Traditional Authorities in Economic Development
  3. Green urban economy and Renewable Energy
  4. Social Entrepreneurship, SMME Development and Informal trading
  5. Role of Local Government, Development Agencies and Cooperatives in driving LED
  6. Role of Maritime, Mining and Forestry as drivers for Economic Development
  7. Community Tourism and Agriculture Economic Development
  8. Public Private Partnerships and Public Participation
  9. Foreign Direct Investment and Special Economic Zones
  10. Digital television and Information Communication Technology

RLED Research Areas

  1. Hibiscus Local Municipality
  2. Umzimkhulu Local Municipality
  3. UThukela District Municipality
  4. Amajuba District Municipality
  5. Vulamehlo Local Municipality
  6. Umtshezi Local Municipality
  7. EThekwini Metropolitan
  8. Ndwedwe Local Municipality
  9. ILembe District Municipality
  10. Mtubatuba Local Municipality
  11. UMgungundlovu District Municipality
  12. Umhlosinga Local Municipality
  13. UPhongolo Local Municipality
  14. Harry Gwala District Municipality
Title students name Qualification Supervisor School Year
Traditional leadership in local economic development : a case study of the uMgungundlovu District. Nxumalo, Felix Thembinkosi MCOM Prof. Kriben Pillay GSB&L 2012
An evaluation of stakeholder (people) participation in Mhlontlo Local Municipality rural development programme Nodlabi, Mboniswa Cornelius MBA Alec Bozas GSB&L 2012
Optimization of local content in the automotive component industry in KwaZulu-Natal. Rampersad, Dhanesh MBA Dr. Abdulla Kader GSB&L 2012
Impact of land restitution on local economic development Sedumedi, Elijah MCOM Mr. Stan Hardman GSB&L 2012
Assessing government’s role in the promotion of co-operatives as strategic intervention to accelerate socio-economic transformation Mntambo, Boyce Sithasakhe MCOM Stan Hardman GSB&L 2012
Effects of emergence of shopping malls on SMMEs in eThekwini : a case study of Umlazi township Kubone, Andrew Zacharia Mlondolozi MBA Mr. S. Msomi GSB&L 2012
Impact of the motor industry development programme on the automotive component industry Konar, Selvin MBA Dr A Kader GSB&L 2012
Job readiness of further education and training (FET) mechanical engineering graduates Singh, Sandesh MBA Prof Anesh Maniraj Singh GSB&L 2012
Government subsidies : are the beneficiaries happy with their houses? : a case study of France, Edendale, Pietermaritzburg Hadebe, Ntombiningi Jennifer Jeaneth MBA Dr Robin Martin Challenor GSB&L 2012
Opportunities presented by information and communication technologies for women led SMMEs in KwaZulu-Natal Subramoney, Sivakumarie MBA Professor Manoj Maharaj GSB&L 2012
Survival strategies of micro business in the Pinetown area Goodness Busisiwe Mchunu MBA Alec Bozas GSB&L 2012
Agriculture and local economic development : a case study of the uMshwathi Local Municipality Ariatti, Claudia Ada MBA Dr. Mihalis Chasomeris GSB&L 2013
The effectiveness of the earned value management system : a case for local economic development projects Ngcobo, Hloniphani Jackson MCOM Dr. Stanley Hardman GSB&L 2013
Investigating the effectiveness of manufacturing clusters on economic development in eThekwini Municipality Mukeredzi, Tafadzwa Gabriel. MBA Professor Anesh and Maharaj Singh GSB&L 2013
The factors affecting the sustainability of the automotive component industry in South Africa Komarasamy, Jeffrey MBA Mr. M. Hoque GSB&L 2013
An assessment of Durban as an entrepreneurial city Fairfoot, Matthew. MBA Professor Shahida Cassim GSB&L 2013
Using creative holism to inform new partnerships as a component of responsivity in the FET sector Hardman, Stanley George DBA Professor Kriben Pillay GSB&L 2013
The attitude towards and perception of recycling in Cato Crest, Durban Maphanga, Fikile Khosi MBA Ms Cecile Gerwel GSB&L 2013
Leadership and infrastructure delivery programmes in the Sisonke District, KwaZulu-Natal Education Department Xoko, Luleko Zangoxolo MCOM Dr Stanley Hardman GSB&L 2013
The impact of HIV/AIDS on eThekwini businesses Christian Sibusiso Shongwe MBA Mr Alec Bozas GSB&L 2013
Corporate repositioning of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry Praneel Nundkumar MBA Prof Anesh Maniraj Singh GSB&L 2013
Local economic development and local government : strategic considerations. Diseko Daniel MCOM Dr. Stanley Hardman GSB&L 2014
Exploring the eThekwini Municipal integrated development plan as a learning process : a systems thinking perspective Ngubane, Siphiwe MCOM Prof. Kriben Pillay GSB&L 2014
Empowering disadvantaged businesses through LED projects : a practitioner’s approach Farisani, Tshililo Ruddy MCOM Dr. S. Hardman GSB&L 2014
Analysis of global competitiveness in the light motor vehicle component industry of South Africa Rampersad, Dhanesh DBA Dr. Abdulla Kader GSB&L 2014
Factors affecting the performance of small and medium enterprises in KwaZulu-Natal Sitharam, Sharmilee MBA Mr. Muhammad Hoque GSB&L 2014
The influence of the distance to running water or standing water bodies on rural household income Naidoo, Youkita MCOM Mr. Muhammad Hoque and Professor Serban Proches GSB&L 2014
Entrepreneurial orientation and business challenges : a study of eThekwini-based construction companies Desigan Anamalay MBA Prof Shahida Cassim GSB&L 2014
Employment equity practices at eThekwini Municipality Bhekithemba Goodwill Sithole MBA Rakshana Nageshar GSB&L 2014
An examination of business perspectives on the role of Umhlosinga Development Agency as an economic development agency Mthimkhulu, Sinethemba Nkosinokwazi. MCOM Dr. Jennifer Houghton GSB&L 2015
Local economic development as a social dialogue : a case of Enterprise iLembe Khambule, Isaac Bheki. MCOM Dr. Cecile Gerwel Proches GSB&L 2015
Water and sanitation infrastructure as a vehicle for local economic development : a case study of the Hilton-Mondi Development Project Ntuli, Sipho Anthony MCOM Dr. M.G Chasomeris GSB&L 2015
Renewable energy production as means for local economic development in eThekwini Municipality Radebe, Nokukhanya Thobeka MCOM Dr. Jennifer Houghton GSB&L 2015
Examining the socio-economic impacts of mining on the livelihoods of Amajuba District mining communities Ngobese, Sihlangu Sixtus MCOM Dr. Stanley Hardman GSB&L 2015
Unlocking local economic development in the Ingonyama Trust Land through land scheme development. The case of Dududu, KZN Mzotho, Malusi Cyril-Innocent MCOM Dr. Jennifer Houghton GSB&L 2015
The role of informal trading in economic development : the case study of Mtubatuba Khumalo, Sakhile Mandlenkosi Siyathokoza MCOM Dr. Jennifer Houghton GSB&L 2015
The intricacies of local governance in local economic development : a case study of uThukela’s traditional authority Mdlalose, Methembe Ziphozonke MCOM Dr. Jennifer Houghton GSB&L 2015
Role of small-scale sugercane farmers in local economic development of the Darnall (KwaDukuza) Region Mote, Nonkululeko Nthabiseng MBA Dr. Hoque GSB&L 2015
A systemic inquiry into the challenges of integrated development planning : a South African experience Zulu, Khethukuthula Joseph MCOM Dr. S. Bodhanya GSB&L 2015
SMME access to funding : challenges experienced by SMMEs in UMzimkhulu Municipality Cele, Christopher Robert Thulani MCOM Dr. Jennifer Houghton GSB&L 2015
The challenges of promoting domestic tourism in Durban. Makhaola, Liako Julia MCOM Dr Cecile Gerwel Proches GSB&L 2015
Perspectives on emergency wealth distribution in South Africa’s previously disadvantaged households: a systems thinking approach Musyoka, Jason Muthama PhD Dr. Jennifer Houghton GSB&L 2015
The role of Majuba Technical and Vocational Education and Training College programmes in addressing industrial skills shortages in Newcastle and Amajuba District Dlamini Phakamani Irvine MCOM Dr Rosemary Sibanda GSB&L 2015
Public policy and KwaZulu-Natal’s Integrated Poverty Eradication Programme : a complexity perspective Xaba Frederick Matthews Dumsani MCOM Dr. Stanley Hardman GSB&L 2015
Small business viability in the manufacturing sector within the eThekwini Municipal area Gwala, Ranson Sifiso MBA Dr Abdul Kader GSB&L 2015
Factors that account for survivability of Black small-scale sugarcane growers in Ugu District Municipality Mkhungo, Mandlakhe Dickson MCOM Dr. Paul Edmund Green and Dr. Cecile Gerwel Proches GSB&L 2015
Operational challenges faced by smallholder farmers : a case study of eThekwini District Mutero, Joel MBA Dr. E. Munapo GSB&L 2015
The viability of small to medium enterprises in the private security industry in Durban Chikowore, Nhamoinesu MBA Professor Stephen Migiro GSB&L 2015
Critical success factors for small and medium sized construction contractors in Pietermaritzburg Thokozani Nhlanhla Mchunu MBA Dr Abdul Kader GSB&L 2015
An evaluation of talent management with the Department of Arts and Culture in KZN Nxumalo, Felix Thembinkosi MBA Dr Abdul Kader GSB&L 2015
The use of strategic partnerships as the driver of local economic development (LED) : a case study of the eThekwini Municipality and Shanduka Black Umbrellas (SBU) partnership Ngcobo, Nhlanhla Floyd MCOM Dr. Jason Musyoka and Dr. Jennifer Houghton GSB&L 2016
A comparative evaluation of the factors that are influencing the sustainability of the SMME’s that are run by the Pakistani nationals versus the local nationals within the jurisdiction of the Nkomazi and Mbombela districts of the Mpumalanga Province Nare, Thembelane Nkosini MBA Mr. Hoque GSB&L 2016
Vulnerabilities of rural agricultural co-operatives in KwaZulu-Natal : a case study of Amajuba District, South Africa Dube, Hlengiwe Ntongolozi MCOM Mr. S. Msomi GSB&L 2016
Strategic leadership as an approach to promote service delivery by local government in South Africa: a case study of the uThungulu District Municipality Ndlovu, Bongani Bhekinkosi. PhD Professor Kriben Pillay GSB&L 2016
An exploratory study of the impact of small town development on Local Economic Development in uMzimkulu town,KwaZulu Natal, South Africa Ngubane ZZ MCLS Dr. M Khanyangale GSB &L 2017
The impact of training and support interventions on small business in the expanded public works programme (EPWP) – Pretoria Regio Dladla LG M-COM DR E MUTAMBARA GSB&L 2017
The viability of national development agency funded cooperatives in rural areas of KwaZulu Natal,South Africa Khumalo PT M-COM DR E MUTAMBARA GSB &L 2017
Assessing leadership capabilities to perform Local Economic Development (LED) functions: A case of Amajuba District Municipality Mkhize EP M-COM PROF JM GREEN GSB &L 2017
Economic impact of drought on livestock production in rural communities: A case study in Nongoma rural households. Mncwango NP M-COM DR E MUTAMBARA GSB &L 2017
The implementation of Tourism projects through Public Private partnership model: A case of Mandeni Municipality in South Africa Nzuza FS M-COM MR CT CHIKANDIWA GSB&L 2017
The role of KwaMachi Cooperative Financial Institution in bridging the gap of access to finance by cooperatives Mbotho EZ MCLS MR BFM VILAKAZI GSB&L 2016
Impact of public private partnerships on local economic development: A case study of Thathunyawo Cooperative Mhlongo KL MCLS PROF CN PROCHES GSB&L 2016
Actions taken by the eThekwini Municipality to address the imperatives of the Green Urban Economy Subban T MCLS Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB &L 2016
The effectiveness of Expanded Public Works Programme in the promotion of Local Economic Development: A case-study of Zibambele Project Ethekwini Municipality Zulu NN MCLS Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB &L 2016
Examining the implementation of the comprehensive rural development programme from the sustainable livelihoods perspective: A case of the besters project in Emnambithi Local Municipality Dlamini TP M-COM MR JM MUSYOKA GSB &L 2016
Exploring the contribution of Local Economic Development projects towards the sustainability of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises Luthuli MM M-COM DR R SIBANDA GSB &L 2016
Analysing Local Economic Development strategies aimed at addressing youth unemployment in rural small local municipalities of uThungulu district municipality Masondo NS M-COM Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB &L 2016
Social entrepreneurship development and its alignment with the national framework for Local Economic Development (LED) in South Africa: A case study of iLembe, KwaZulu-Natal Mthembu NMH M-COM Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB &L 2016
Community tourism organisations as economic development tools:Mtubatuba Hlanganani Community Tourism Organisation; Challenges Prospects and Perspectives Biyela AC MCLS Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB &L 2015
SMMME Access fo Funding- Challenges experiences by SMMES in Umzikhulu Municipality Cele CRT MCLS DR SG HARDMAN GSB &L 2015
The impact of the BRT System on street trading in the Pietermaritzburg CBD Gengan DD MCLS PROF CN PROCHES GSB&L 2015
The Role of thr Non-Agricultural Sector in Rural Development Policies in South Africa Hlongwane SV MCLS DR MG CHASOMERIS GSB &L 2015
Partnerships as an empowerment mechanism for emerging enterprises May N P MCLS Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB &L 2015
Factors that account for survivability of black small-scale sugarcane growers in the Ugu Municipality Mkhungo Mandlakhe Dickson MCLS PROF CN PROCHES GSB&L 2015
Forestry Stewardship Council Certification as an Economic Imperative to Small Scale Timber Growers: A case study of KwaZibi area under Umhlabuyalingana Municipality Mtengu SM MCLS Mr PEG GREEN GSB &L 2015
Unlocking Local Economic Development in the Ingonyama Trust Land through Land Scheme Development.The case of Dududu,KZN Mzotho Malusi Cyril- Innocent MCLS Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB &L 2015
The use of strategic partnerships as the driver of Local Economic Development (LED): A case study of eThekwini Municipality and Shanduka Black Umbrellas Ngcobo Nhlanhla Floyd MCLS MISS P X MAJOLA GSB &L 2015
Examining the socio-economic impact of mining on the livelihoods of Amajuba district mining communities Ngobese Sihlangu Sixtus MCLS DR SG HARDMAN GSB &L 2015
Water and Sanitation infrastructure development as a vehicle for Job creation and skills development: A case study of the Hilton-Mondi Development Project. Ntuli Sipho Anthony MCLS DR MG CHASOMERIS GSB &L 2015
Assessing the livelihoods of households with the Cornubia Human Settlement Nxumalo N MCLS Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB &L 2015
The role of supermarkets and farmers as enabling environments for local food producers Schulz K MCLS DR MG CHASOMERIS GSB &L 2015
Investigating the potential economic impact of digital television in KwaZulu Natal. Dhladhla LPJ M-COM Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB &L 2015
Local Economic Development as a Social Dialogue: A case of Enterprise ILembe Khambule Issac Bheki M-COM PROF CN PROCHES GSB &L 2015
An investigation of participation and accountability on LED projects within Hibiscus coast Municipality Khoza L M-COM MR JM MUSYOKA GSB &L 2015
An investigation of local governments role in ensuring LED projects implementation: a case study of Vulamehlo Local Municipality Mkhize PP M-COM DR R SIBANDA GSB &L 2015
An examination of Business perspectives on the role of Umhlosinga Development agency as an economic development agency Mthimkhulu SN M-COM Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB&L 2015
Renewable Energy Production as means for Local Economic Development: A case study of eThekwini Municipality Radebe Nokukhaya Thobeka M-COM Radebe NT GSB&L 2015
Assessing stakeholders perspectives on the challenges faced in measuring employment at the Port of Durban Ramadhar N M-COM DR MG CHASOMERIS GSB &L 2015
Investigating the challenges and successes of manufacturing Small Medium and Micro Enterprises in the Downstream Aluminium Centre for Technology Titi ZS M-COM Dr AA JAMES GSB &L 2015
Tourism as a vehicle for Local Economic Development in Rural areas: A Case study of the Battlefields Tourism Rout Dlamini TP MCLS Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB &L 2014
Vulnerability of rural agricultural co-operatives in KwaZulu Natal: A case of Amajuba District South Africa Dube HN MCLS MR SL MSOMI GSB &L 2014
Support that is provided by Emnabithi/Ladysmith Municipality to previously disadvantaged entrepreneurs Khathide MP MCLS Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB&L 2014
The Role of the Uphongolo Municipality in attracting foreign direct investments in the manufacturing sector to boost Local Economic Development Mazibuko TS MCLS MR SS MSOMI GSB &L 2014
The effectiveness of Local Economic Development capacity building programmes for Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises Mbanjwa N MCLS Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB &L 2014
Communal Property Associations and LED in the Sisonke District Mbhele XE MCLS Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB &L 2014
Effectiveness challenges to NAFCOC in Kwazulu Natal Ngema SP MCLS Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB 2014
Coordination as a means to support Local Economic Development: Effectiveness of Tourism coordinating structures in Kwazulu Natal Zondi AA MCLS Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB &L 2014
Challenges faced by small businesses in registering companies in rural KZN Cele NG M-COM PROF CN PROCHES GSB&L 2014
The role of traditional leaders in Rural localities from and LED Perspectives:A case study of uThukela District. Mdlalose MZ M-COM Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB &L 2014
The role of Informal Trading in Economic Development: The case of Mtubatuba Khumalo Sakhile Mandlenkosi, Siyathokoza M-COM Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB &L 2014
The role of Agricultural Support Non-profit Organizations in Fostering Local Economic Development. A case of Siyavuna Abalimi Development Center Mpanza S M-COM Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB &L 2014
An analysis of Maritime Education and Training in Durban: Creating an enabling environment for Local Economic Development Mthuli SA M-COM DR MG CHASOMERIS GSB &L 2014
Exploring the high mortality rate of cooperatives in the Ugu District Msomi N MCLS DR JA HOUGHTON GSB&L 2014
An evaluation of the town centre renewal programme in eThekwini: A case study of Umhlanga Rocks. Angelos SM MCLS Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB&L 2013
The evaluation of the application of the KZN land use management System/Model in a peri-urban rural setting: THe case of Cliffdale. Gilmore Peter MCLS PROF PS ROBINSON GSB &L 2013
Building Better Relationships with Local Communities through Economic Development: A Case Study of the Ilembe District Dlamini BS M-COM DR SG HARDMAN GSB &L 2013
Special Economic Zones in Development: An exploration of Dube TradePort, KZN, in relation to its Local Stakeholders Luthuli NH M-COM Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB&L 2013
The role of Information and Communication Technology in the development of SMMEs in lLembe District Municipality Majola PX M-COM Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB&L 2013
Reducing eThekwini Municipality youth unemployment through informal business development Mashau P M-COM Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB&L 2013
Arts and Crafts in Local Economic Development:Mtubatuba Local Municipality Nyawo JC M-COM Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB &L 2013
Examining how Development Institutions can support growth and sustainability of Cooperatives Vilakazi BFM M-COM Dr JA HOUGHTON GSB&L 2013
Land reform projects as LED contributors: KwaZulu-Natal cast studies Matsho JC MCLS Mr RH SALISBURY GSB&L 2012
The impact of LED conceptualization on the current implementation: A case study of Ugu District Khambule Philani Cyril MCLS DR SG HARDMAN GSB&L 2012
The critical elements of conductive local business environment in selected South African municipalities Layman Andrew John MCLS DR SG HARDMAN GSB &L 2012
Traditional leadership in local economic development: A case study of the Umgungundlovu District Nxumalo Felix Thembinkosi MCLS PROF K PILLAY GSB&L 2012
The Gijima KwaZulu-Natal Local Competitiveness Fund in Relation to Local Economic Development Dladla Sizwe MCLS DR S BODHANYA GSB &L 2012
DECONSTRUCTING THE BARRIERS FOR SUSTAINED LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT-WITHIN THE COUNTRYSIDE: A CASE STUDY OF THE UMZUMBE PHUNGASHE SUB-REGION IN THE UMZUMBE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY NKOSIKHONA, B. MBHELE MTRP Ms Annette von Riesen BEDS 2013
Examining the Role of Community Based Tourism as a Local Economic Development tool: The Case of the Inanda Heritage Route. Siyethemba Silungile Ncube MTRP Dr Rosemary Awuor-Hayangah BEDS 2013
Co-funding as a risk-sharing mechanism in grant financed LED programmes : a case study of the Gijima KwaZulu-Natal Local Competitiveness Fund Implementation (LCFI) programme. Stephanie Bennett MDEVStud Valodia Imraan BEDS 2012
INVESTIGATING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF SMMES TOWARD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NONGOMA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY VUSIMUZI PATRIC ZULU MTRP Dr. SI Zondi and Prof. TI Nzimakwe BEDS 2017
The role of skills development initiatives in promoting Local Economic Development (LED) in South African Townships: A case Study of Cato Manor, Durban. Lindelwa Mncwabe MTRP Dr Godfrey G. Musvoto BEDS 2013
THE ROLE PLAYED BY FOREIGNERS FROM MOZAMBIQUE IN THE LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (LED) OF KWA-NGWANASE IN UMHLABUYALINGANA N O N T O K O Z O G W A L A MASOCPLCY D R. E L I A S C E B E K H U L U SOC SCI 2012
Community Participation in the Integrated Development Plan Preparation Process: The Case of Ndwedwe Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal Elijah Phumlane Matosse MTRP Dr. Rosemary Awuor-Hayangah BEDS 2013
Assessing the economic role of small urban centre developments on the surrounding rural communities: A case study of Turton in uMzumbe Municipality Bonginkosi Churchill Dlamini MTRP Myeni Vincent BEDS 2017
THE ROLE OF INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLANNING IN THE INTEGRATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF FORMER APARTHEID TOWNSHIPS IN SOUTH AFRICA: – A CASE STUDY OF INANDA, NTUZUMA AND KWAMASHU (INK), ETHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY (DURBAN) MS THANDEKILE MNGADI MTRP Ms. Annette von Riesen, BEDS 2014
AN ASSESSMENT OF PEOPLE’S PERCEPTIONS ON THE SUSTAINABILITY OF CATO MANOR’S LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES IN POST-APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA BANDILE PRECIOUS CELE M.IOLS MR SITHEMBISO BHENGU SOC SCI 2010
AN ASSESSMENT OF PEOPLE’S PERCEPTIONS ON THE SUSTAINABILITY OF CATO MANOR’S LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES IN POST-APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA BANDILE PRECIOUS CELE M.IOLS MR SITHEMBISO BHENGU SOC SCI 2010
An Assessment of the Sustainability of Urban Fringe Developments in eThekwini Municipality A Case Study of Cato Ridge Khomotjo Winnie Rakubu MTRP Mr. G. Musvoto BEDS 2013
UNDERSTANDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NEOLIBERALISM AND THE NEGOTIATION OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT IMPERATIVES WITHIN PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN DURBAN JENNIFER HOUGHTON PhD Scott Dianne ENVS 2010
Understanding the Role of Collaborative Planning in Resolving the Conflict between the Three Fundamental Goals of Planning for the Purpose of Contributing to the Achievement of Sustainable Development in Contested Areas: The South Durban Basin (SDB) Nenekazi Jukuda MTRP Dr. Awuorh-Hayangah BEDS 2010
PARTICIPATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLANNING: THE CASE OF ETHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY’S SMALL BUSINESSES RELATED LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE ETHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY Jason Musyoka M. MDEVStud Robbins Glen BEDS 2010
Community Development through the Bridge City project in the INK Area CLARA NOMATHEMBA NGONGOMA MDEVStud Professor M. P. Sithole BEDS 2012
Assessing the impact of government intervention on social capital formation and livelihood strategies of rural communities: the case of eThekwini and Ugu Municipalities – KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa Bhekamachunu Henry Zwelethu Mchunu MECHS Simelane Hamilton Sipho SOC SCI 2014
LAND CONVERSION IMPACT ON ECONOMIC GROWTH CASE OF KWADUKUZA MUNICIPALITY IN KWAZULU-NATAL PROVINCE SOUTH AFRICA MUTOMBO Isaiah BADIENZELE MTRP Dr Rosemary Awuorh Hayangah BEDS 2015
An Assessment of the influence of the Community Based Plan (CBP) on the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) of Vulamehlo Local Municipality. Zandile Charity Majola MTRP Myeni Vincent. BEDS 2014
Exploring the informal business sector in Clairwood, Durban, South Africa Tshabalala, A., Diga, K., and Bracking, S. A. DEVStud Article 2017
COMMUNITY-BASED CO-OPERATIVES IN INANDA, NTUZUMA AND KWAMASHU (INK) COMMUNITY (eThekwini Municipality) AS AN ALTERNATIVE FORM OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: LESSONS FROM THE KENYAN COOPERATIVES MODELS. Eleazar Bandyambona MCOMDEV Professor. T. Xaba BEDS 2014
Planned, Local Development Corridors within eThekwini Municipality: The case of Bellair Road Development Corridor, Cato Manor, Durban. Sireena Ramparsad MTRP Professor Matthew Dayomi BEDS 2015
Integrated Development Planning and Public Participation: – The Case Study of Shakaskraal- KwaDukuza Local Municipality Prashina Mohangi MTRP Von Riesen, Annette Janine BEDS 2015
THE ROLE OF TRADITIONAL LEADERS IN A DEMOCRATIC SOUTH AFRICA: LOOKING BACK TO THE PAST AND THE PRESENT: THE CASE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN NDWEDWE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY. Muziwenhlanhla Mduduzi Ngcobo MPOLS Mr. Siyabonga Dlamini SOC SCI 2016
Urban regeneration and sustainability: conflicting or mutually supportive agendas within contemporary cities. A case study of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Sylvia Hannan MENVS Sutherland Catherine ENVS 2012
An evaluation of socio-economic benefits of an in-situ upgrading programme. The Case study of Namibia Stop 8 in Inanda (eThekwini Municipality). MBE housing Judith Ojo-Aromukudu and Dr Claudia Loggia BEDS 2016
An Analysis of Municipal Approaches to Incorporating the Informal Economy into the Urban Fabric: A Comparative Study of Msunduzi Local Municipality (Pietermaritzburg) and Hibiscus Coast Municipality (Port Shepstone) Tasmi Quazi MDEVStud Robbins Glen BEDS 2011
EVALUATING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLAN WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO UMTSHEZI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY BONGANI D. DLAMINI MPA Reddy Purshottama Sivanarain. SMITG 2015
A Critical Analysis on the Applicability of Previously Established Theoretical Growth Models in Post-Apartheid South Africa: The Case of the Durban Metropolitan Area. Mbalenhle Precious Ngidi MTRP Magidimisha Hangwelani Hope BEDS 2016
The role of corridor development in urban reconstruction: The case study of Edendale-Northdale Corridor in Msunduzi Municipality Ikenna Nwagbo Okeke MTRP Professor Matthew Dayomi BEDS 2013
STAKEHOLDER PERCEPTIONS OF ECOTOURISM IMPACTS AND MANAGEMENT ISSUES IN RELATION TO PRIVATE GAME PARKS: CASE STUDIES OF THE EZULWINI PRIVATE PARK AND TALA PRIVATE PARK IN KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA SUMAIYA AMOD DESAI DR Philosophy ENVS PROFESSOR U. BOB and PROFESSOR B. MAHARAJ ENVS 2010
EXAMINING WOMEN’S EXPERIENCES OF AN ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROJECT: A CASE STUDY OF WOMEN PARTICIPANTS IN TEYA-TEYANENG CRAFT PROJECTS OF BEREA DISTRICT REBOETSOE ROSEMARY MAKOKO MDEVStud Robbins Glen BEDS 2012
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN THE INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLANNING FORMULATION PROCESS IN THE UMZUMBE MUNICIPALITY Sipho Zephaniah KHUZWAYO MPA Dr T I Nzimakwe SPA 2011
An Investigation of the Socio-Economic Impacts of Ecotourism in Rural Areas: A Case Study of Nompondo, a Community Bordering the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Sakhile Nsukwini MGEM Professor Urmilla Bob AEES 2015
Support of Small Enterprises through business linkages, and assessing the role of Small Business Fairs in the eThekwini Municipality, South Africa Sivalingum Thaver MDEVStud Skinner Caroline BEDS 2010
THE STRUGGLE FOR DAILY LIFE IN DURBAN: CONGOLESE MIGRANTS ECONOMIC SURVIVAL STRATEGIES Heri Mugisha Dunia MECHS Dr Michael Francis SOC SCI 2015
Small, micro and medium enterprise support intervention : an exploratory analysis of clustering effects in Clairwood and Cato Manor, Durban Arokium Keri Andrea. MDEVStud Skinner Caroline, Ballard Richard and Valodia Imraan BEDS 2010
Policy Implementation In A Multi-Organisational Context: A Case Study Of The Free Basic Water Policy Of Msunduzi Municipality MSOC SC Dr Anne Stanton SOC SCI 2013
The Privatisation of Public Space Case Study of the Durban Inner-city Coastal Area Kimesha Subramoney MTRP Eberle Catherine. BEDS 2016
“MANAGING COASTAL DEVELOPMENT IN A RAPIDLY DEVELOPING AREAS: THE CASE OF UMHLANGA ROCKS” Reena Ramsaru MTRP Annette von Riesen BEDS 2011
An Analysis of Public Participation in the Integrated Development Planning Processes of the Hibiscus Coast Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Lihle Gumbi MSOC SC Lawrence Ralph SOC SCI 2015
The Impact of Migration on Rural Development: A Case Study of EMabhuqwini in Nkandla Xolani Shezi MTRP Dr Koyi Mchunu BEDS 2013
A Sustainable Livelihood Approach to poverty reduction: participatory experiences of women involved in art and craft cooperative in Bhambayi, Kwa Zulu Natal Hloniphile Assistance Khuzwayo MSocWork Dr T. Raniga SAHS 2016
EXPLORING THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY TRUSTS IN DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE MKHWANAZI TRADITIONAL AUTHORITY Wilson Sipho ZUNGU MPA Prof TI Nzimakwe SMITG 2016
PERCEPTIONS OF INFORMAL LOCAL TRADERS ON THE INFLUENCE OF EMERGING MARKETS: UMLAZI AND KWA-MASHU TOWNSHIPS Machawe Victor Dlamini MCOM Dr. T. P. Mbhele SMITG 2015
Interrogating the Impact of Industrial Clustering on Firm-Level Employment Growth: A Case Study of the Durban Automotive Cluster (DAC) Sean Kirby MDEVStud Barnes Justin Raymond BEDS 2012
African immigrants in Durban: a case study of foreign street traders’ contribution to the city Ndumiso Justice Sidzatane MPOP Maharaj Pranitha BEDS 2011
Wealth creation through green economy in urban areas – A case study of poor urban women’s use of environmental services to generate income in Msunduzi Municipality, South Africa. Sithabile Hlahla MENVS Hill Trevor R. AEES 2014
Reducing logistics costs to improve the competitiveness of an industry – The case of the Horticulture sector in KwaZulu-Natal Mlibo Bantwini MDEVStud Robbins Glen BEDS 2010
Sustainable Development in South Africa through Research in the National System of Innovation Ms. Wanjiru Gachie PhD Professor Yogi Penceliah and Dr Maurice Oscar Dassah SMITG 2014
Housing Delivery and Beneficiary Perspectives on Poverty Reduction: A Case Study of Ntuzuma D Phase 4 Housing Project, EThekwini Municipality SANELE B. MBAMBO M Housing Myeni Vincent and Uisso Labulle Venance S BEDS 2013
DO LARGE RETAILERS DISPLACE SMALL INFORMAL RETAILERS? THE CASE OF PICK N PAY IN KWAMASHU Thabani T Madlala MDEVStud Ballard Richard BEDS 2015
The Level of Awareness and Perceptions on Rooftop Gardens: Case of eThekwini Municipality City Centre PRINEESA PILLAY MTRP DR HANGWELANI MAGIDIMISHA BEDS 2017
THE ROLE OF FOOD GARDENS IN PROVIDING SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS IN THE MSUNDUZI MUNICIPALITY Petros Jabulo Madlala MCOMDEV Professor P.M. Sithole BEDS 2014
THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COOPERATIVE POLICY: PERCEPTIONS FROM COOPERATIVES IN THE UMGUNGUNDLOVU DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY (KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA) OKEM ANDREW EMMANUEL DR.philosophy DR ANNE STANTON SOC SCI 2016
DYNAMICS AFFECTING SUBSISTENCE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION: An Exploration of a Case Study of subsistence crop production within a rural community in the Ingwe Municipality of Southern KwaZulu-Natal Murray Kay Smith MDEVStud Robbins Glen BEDS 2012
THE IMPACT OF EXPANDED PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME IN JOB CREATION: A CASE STUDY OF eTHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY Nozipho Fortunate Mkhize MPA Mubangizi Betty Claire SMITG 2012
Increasing Food Security and Community Development in eThekwini through Urban Agriculture: An Evaluative Case Study of Cato Manor Mr Wade Banks MTRP Von Riesen, Annette Janine BEDS 2015
Agricultural extension, sustainable livelihoods and self-reliance: The case of Illovo’s smallscale sugarcane farmer development programme (Noodsberg, South Africa) Sithembiso Ndlela M SC AGRIC Worth Steven Hugh AEES 2015
PRODUCTION CONSTRAINTS AND CHOICE OF FARMING PRACTICES ACROSS SELECTED SMALLHOLDER FARMING SYSTEMS IN KWAZULU-NATAL MFUNDO MDLOZINI M SC AGRIC Mudhara Maxwell AEES 2017
URBAN BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE: LIVELIHOOD IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION STRATEGIES IN INANDA COMMUNITY OF ETHEKWINI METROPOLITAN AREA, KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA Mmaphuti Andrias Nkoana M SC AGRIC Professor G.F. Ortmann and Dr E.W. Zegeye AEES 2014
Transforming Local Economies through Land Reform: Political Dilemmas and Rural Development Realities in South Africa Siyabonga I. Dlamini DR.philosophy Dr Joram Ndlovu SOC SCI 2016
Government intervention and the use of the house for income generation in informal settlements: A case of Cato Crest, eThekwini Municipality. ZIPHOZONKE MNGUNI M ARCH Adebayo Pauline Wambui BEDS 2011
MOBILIZING COMMUNITY ASSETS TO ALLEVIATE POVERTY AMONG WOMEN: A CASE STUDY OF ZIMELE DEVELOPING COMMUNITY SELF-RELIANCE IN RURAL KWAZULU-NATAL Audrey Mukwavi Matimelo PhD Professor Jannette Maryann Green AEES 2016
AN INQUIRY INTO THE CHALLENGES FACED BY YOUNG UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL’S PIETERMARITZBURG CAMPUS GRADUATES IN THEIR EFFORTS TO ENGAGE IN SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURSHIP. Kudzai Mtero MCOMDEV Professor Thokozani Xaba BEDS 2012
ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF INTEGRATED SERVICE DELIVERY ON POVERTY AND EMPLOYMENT CREATION: A CASE STUDY OF OPERATION SUKUMA SAKHE IN THE ETHEKWINI METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY BENEDICT MATHOLE MACWELE M SOC SCI DR BHEKI R. MNGOMEZULU SOC SCI 2014
MOVING BEYOND SUBSISTENCE: SYSTEMIC INTEGRITY IN COMMERCIALISING HOMESTEAD AGRICULTURE, WITH THE EZEMVELO FARMERS ORGANISATION, KWAZULU-NATAL Karen Caister DR.philosophy Prof. J M Green and Prof. A T Modi AEES 2012
URBAN AGRICULTURE IN KWAMSANE, KWAZULU-NATAL: COMMUNITY AND HOME GARDENS AS AN OPTION FOR FOOD SECURITY AND POVERTY REDUCTION Menziwokuhle Ndumiso Mthethwa MDEVStud May Julian and Imrie John BEDS 2012
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The Effectiveness of Poverty Reduction Strategy in Post-Apartheid South Africa Levisha Ramnath MCOM Professor Darma Mahadea SAEF 2015
The impact of capital endowment on smallholder farmers’ entrepreneurial drive in taking advantage of small-scale irrigation schemes: case studies from Makhathini and Ndumo B irrigation schemes in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa NOLWAZI HADEBE M SC AGRIC Zegeye Edilegnaw Wale AEES 2016
BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION IN DURBAN: PERCEPTIONS OF BLACK ENTREPRENEURS IN THE CONTEXT OF BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT Peter Mulinda Mudenda MDEVStud Prof. Richard Ballard BEDS 2013
Exploring the role of women in subsistence and smallholder farming: implications for horticultural crop value chain development in Swayimane and Sweetwaters Sinegugu Khumalo M SC AGRIC Dr JM Chitja AEES 2016
EVALUATING THE ROLE OF BUSINESS INCUBATORS IN SOUTH AFRICA SITHABISO SIYABONGA KHUZWAYO M ARTS BELINDA JOHNSON SOC SCI 2015
FACTORS INFLUENCING THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCTIVE ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOUR AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS Mzwanele Mbonisi Memani MCOM Dr Ziska Fields SMITG 2013
Smallholder farmers’ willingness and ability to pay for improved irrigation: A case of Msinga Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal Province SINENHLANHLA L. NJOKO M SC AGRIC Mudhara Maxwell AEES 2014
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INFORMALITY AND URBAN AGRICULTURAL PARTICIPATION IN KWAZULU-NATAL: 1993 – 2004 MIMI FAITH NDOKWENI PhD Professor Julian D. May BEDS 2012
A LIVELIHOOD BASED ANALYSIS OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF COMMUNITY GARDENS TO FOOD SECURITY IN MSUNDUZI AND UMNGENI MUNICIPALITIES IN KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA. Tatenda Charmaine Mudzinganyama M SC Prof. A. Bogale and Prof. H. Shimelis AEES 2012
The significance of women empowerment on rural livelihood outcomes among irrigation and dry-land farming households in Msinga, South Africa Stanley Sharaunga PhD M. Mudhara and A. Bogale AEES 2015
FOOD GARDENS, HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY STATUS, SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS AND PERCIEVED BARRIERS TO CULTIVATING: EMBO COMMUNITY, KWAZULU-NATAL. FAITH ASANGHA AKOB M SC Suna Kassier and Prof Frederick Veldman AEES 2015
THE ECONOMICS OF SMALLHOLDER IRRIGATION WATER MANAGEMENT: INSTITUTIONS, WATER-USE VALUES AND FARMER PARTICIPATION IN KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA Binganidzo Muchara PhD Professor GF Ortmann, Professor E Wale and Dr M Mudhara AEES 2014
BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND ITS IMPACT ON TENDERING PROCEDURES AND PROCESSES WITHIN THE MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS –KZN Nozipho Fortunate Mkhize MPA Professor Betty C Mubangizi SMITG 2012
Potential of Jozini smallholder cattle farmers to progress from subsistence to commercial cattle farming for enhanced rural livelihoods Sinelizwi Fakade MSC Prof J M Green and Prof M Chimonyo AEES 2016
The impact of social grants on rural households’ incentives to farm, market participation and farm entrepreneurship: Evidence from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Sikhulumile Sinyolo PhD Dr M. Mudhara and Professor E.W. Zegeye AEES 2016
THE IMPACT OF A CHANGE IN CLIMATE ON SMALL-SCALE FARMERS: CASE STUDIES OF THE KHOKHWANE, SIZANENJANA AND RICHMOND COMMUNITIES IN KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA. SIMONE ELVINA PILLAY M SC Dr S. A. Desai AEES 2016
An analysis of the economic competitiveness of green maize production in smallholder irrigation schemes: A case of Makhathini Flats irrigation scheme in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa KUDAKWASHE COLLEN CHIRIGO M SC AGRIC M. Mudhara and J. Derera AEES 2014
CLIMATE CHANGE PERCEPTION, CROP DIVERSIFICATION AND LAND USE CHANGE AMONG SMALL-SCALE FARMERS IN THE MIDLANDS REGION OF KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA: BEHAVIOURAL AND MICROECONOMIC ANALYSES Patrick Hitayezu PhD Prof. Edilegnaw Wale Zegeye and Prof. Gerald Ortmann AEES 2015
Sustainable Agricultural Practices in Smallholder Farming Systems: A Case Study of Smallholder Farmers in the Ugu District, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Princess Duduzile Cele M SC Prof Urmilla Bob AEES 2016
Entrepreneurial development pathways for smallholder irrigation farming in KwaZulu-Natal: typologies, aspirations and preferences UNITY CHIPFUPA PhD Zegeye Edilegnaw Wale AEES 2017