POVERTY ALLEVIATION, SOCIAL PROTECTION POLICY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COOPERATIVES: VOICES OF WOMEN RESIDING IN BHAMBAYI, KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

Tanusha Raniga

Abstract


This is one of a series of articles which endeavours to advance empirical data in the field of social protection policy and feminisation of poverty. Using participatory action methodology, the author presents evidence from 24 women who implemented three community development cooperatives spearheaded by the University of KwaZulu-Natal Community Outreach and Research Organisation.  Within the framework of social justice, and asset-based and sustainable livelihoods, the author presents their biographical profiles and discusses two themes; intrapersonal challenges, and power and group relations, which were perceived as obstacles to the sustainability of the projects.  This article concludes by presenting considerations for enhancing the sustainability of economic development cooperatives

Full Text:

PDF


DOI: https://doi.org/10.15270/54-4-668

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.





ISSN 2312-7198  (online) ; ISSN 0037-8054 (print)


Powered by OJS and hosted by Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service since 2014.


Disclaimer:

This journal is hosted by the SU LIS on request of the journal owner/editor. The SU LIS takes no responsibility for the content published within this journal, and disclaim all liability arising out of the use of or inability to use the information contained herein. We assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any breaches of agreement with other publishers/hosts.

SUNJournals Help