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    Community empowerment through participation in the land development objective implementation : Khayalami Metropolitan Council
    (1998) Lediga, Makhudu
    Evolution of planning theories since the turn of the century, reveals the need for the planning profession to conform to the demands of the fast and ever changing world. The planning profession in South Africa is currently faced with the mammoth task of redressing the legacy of apartheid planning. In an attempt to redress the legacy of apartheid planning the government. promulgated the Development Facilitation Act (DFA), Act 67 of 1995. The DFA principles by their very nature focus on the previously disadvantaged groups of the population. In order to implement the DFA principles, the Land Development Objectives (LDOs) are a relevant tool. This study focuses on community empowerment through participation in the implementation of the LDOs in Kempton Park / Tembisa. The overriding objective is to establishing how the implementation of the LDOs could empower the local communities. Furthermore the study seeks to establish the areas of intervention in the LDO implementation process. In providing a strategy for such areas, communities should participate in the development process, In conclusion, the study focuses on the role of planners in addressing problems identified in the LDO implementation process. Such roles include mediation, advocacy, advisor, catalyst etc.
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    Towards a class compromise in South Africa's "double transition": bargained liberalization and the consolidation of democracy
    (University of the Witwatersrand. History Workshop., 1999-09-18) Webster, Edward; Adler, Glenn
    South Africa's 1994 settlement ensured the survival of one of the world's most unequal capitalist systems. Liberals liked that it was based on the international economic order. All that changed was the inclusion of a few Blacks in the economic power of the White corporate elite. Change came though a conservative pact. What is needed is a class compromise which allows for engaging in the global economy but limits economic liberalisation, i.e. bargained (limited) liberalization not complete economic liberalization.
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    Contesting the transition from apartheid to democracy in the workplace
    (University of the Witwatersrand. History Workshop., 1999-09-18) Von Holdt, Karl
    This paper explores the contestation between Highveld Steel and NUMSA over the transition from the apartheid workplace regime during 1993-1995. NUMSA wanted a radical democratisation of the workplace and the company; enhancing worker control and skills. Management wanted to retain control and disempower the workers.
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    A critical evaluation of large scale development projects and programmes in South Africa
    (University of the Witwatersrand. History Workshop., 1999-09-18) Thwala, Wellington D.; McCutcheon, R.T.
    South Arica needs employment-intensive infrastructure programmes in order to create jobs. Local needs and communities ideas must be taken into account. Quality and cost effectiveness should not be compromised. The supervisors should be technically and organisationally competent. Sustainable finance and a reliable political will to see the projects though are essential.
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    Secrecy and violence in rural Tsolo
    (University of the Witwatersrand. History Workshop., 1999-09-18) Peires, Jeffrey B
    This paper gives the history violence in the Tsolo District of the Eastern Cape. Emphasis is on that which occurred between 1993 and 1999. Starting as an Anti-stocktheft movement, Mafelandawonye, the violence degenerated into action for revenge, opportunistic killings of "inconvenient" people and the victimization of people through guilt by association. A culture of silence, secrecy and fear made resolving the situation difficult.