Investigating institutional arrangements available to implement South African policy for older persons in KwaZulu-Natal

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dc.contributor.author Mabena, Mhlahlandlela Mbobo
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-08T08:11:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-08T08:11:21Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/10719
dc.description.abstract According to Lombard and Kruger (2009), the status of older persons has not changed considerably despite the promulgation of the Older Persons Act in 2005 and the adoption of the South African Policy for Older Persons in 2006. The researcher attempted to contribute to a better understanding of the problematic status of older persons through an exploratory study of institutional arrangements involved in the implementation of the policy using a case study approach. The network theory was used as a guiding theoretical framework. Findings from the study indicate a randomly related network affected by lack of robust, efficient and effective leadership and co-ordination. Formalization of network membership through written rules and a constitution that spells out the roles and responsibilities of network members, and continued interaction amongst network members is suggested to strengthen the network and the leadership. It is the conviction of the researcher that strengthening of the network will improve the implementation of the South African Policy on Older Persons, thereby improving the lives of older people. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Aged en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Social services en_US
dc.subject Public policy en_US
dc.title Investigating institutional arrangements available to implement South African policy for older persons in KwaZulu-Natal en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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