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The understanding of poverty by poverty-alleviation project participants

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Delft, Willem Friedemann en
dc.contributor.author Kgadima, Nathaniel Phuti en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:55:06Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:55:06Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T10:55:06Z
dc.date.submitted 2009-06-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1636
dc.description.abstract The war on poverty is South Africa's priority and challenge. Many poverty alleviation programmes have been established in South Africa in an effort to overcome poverty. However, poverty alleviation projects have had little impact on the poverty profile of the country. Poverty continues to be pervasive, intractable, and inexcusable. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the personal definition of poverty as constructed by the poor themselves. In this study the researcher's main argument was that sustainable poverty reduction calls for effective strategies based on clear and consistent concepts and approaches. Different ways of understanding poverty lead to different ways of dealing with it. A common and clear understanding of poverty helps build a common agenda with development partners, linking specific causes of poverty in each setting with sustainable policies and action. A qualitative study was conducted with fifteen (15) poverty-alleviation projects participants from three (3) different projects. Data was collected with the use of an interview guide. The participants' responses revealed that poverty, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. The participants attached varying and interesting meanings to explaining the concept of poverty. The study also shed some light on the current state of the poverty-alleviation projects. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resoirce (xi, 121 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject No keywords available en
dc.subject.ddc 362.50968227
dc.subject.lcsh Poverty -- South Africa -- Pretoria
dc.subject.lcsh Urban poor -- South Africa -- Pretoria
dc.subject.lcsh Economic assistance, Domestic -- South Africa -- Pretoria
dc.subject.lcsh Welfare recipients -- Employment -- South Africa -- Pretoria
dc.subject.lcsh Economic development projects -- South Africa -- Pretoria -- Cost effectiveness
dc.subject.lcsh Economic development projects -- South Africa -- Pretoria -- Citizen participation
dc.subject.lcsh Community development -- South Africa -- Pretoria -- Citizen participation
dc.subject.lcsh Pretoria (South Africa) -- Economic conditions
dc.title The understanding of poverty by poverty-alleviation project participants en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.contributor.email djagegjj@unisa.ac.za en
dc.description.department Social Work en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Social science) en


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