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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

To what extent does governance affect funding of non-government organisations in Mauritius?

Pillai, Savishna January 2014 (has links)
This research study To what extent does governance affect funding of non-governmental organisations in Mauritius? was conducted in year 2013 and 2014. It sought to investigate how good governance practices had increasingly become a prerequisite in the service delivery of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the country. Mauritius is often referred as the ‘Star’ of the Indian Ocean due to its successful socioeconomic development, rapid growth in its standard of living and the consolidation of its democratic institutions. However, the country, without any natural resources and heavily dependent on its multi ethnic population, remained among the most vulnerable countries in the world to global economic changes. In recent years the number of NGOs had mushroomed around the island to bring unprecedented contributions to grassroots communities’ development. This had raised the need to address the importance and impact NGOs have had on policies and in advancing initiatives that used to be exclusively in the domain of the State and Private Sector. With increased importance, came increased responsibility. The State aimed for NGOs to develop a system of proper governance. The rationale of this study was based on the premise that many NGOs in Mauritius were not aware of the characteristics of good governance practices. In addition, it explored the correlation between good governance and funding. Studies on governance of NGOs worldwide, demonstrated that most of them were facing funding issues due to failure in applying good governance practices. Also, among the main objectives of the research study were to identify between good and bad governance practices which affected the administration of NGOs.

Levels of alcohol intoxication : an assessment of perceptions, knowledge, attitudes, practices and breath alcohol levels

Dunne, Rowan January 2012 (has links)
Includes abstract. / Includes bibliographical references. / Throughout the world drunk drivers are responsible for numerous accidents resulting in the injury or death of many drivers, passengers, cyclists, and/or pedestrians. South Africa experiences very high rates of injuries and deaths from road accidents. Young people, especially students and their peers, represent a high risk group because of their inexperience on the roads, and the exacerbation of this risk when alcohol limits are exceeded. In order to determine students’ and their peers’ perceptions and cognisance of their degree of intoxication, and to assess their knowledge, attitudes and practices, survey data and measures of breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) were collected from 229 young adults over nine evenings at a single pub frequented by students and their peers in a South African university city.

An exploratory study of branding techniques used by registered Western Cape, [sic] development and housing non-profit organisations

Rehse, Kerryn Lynn January 2012 (has links)
Includes abstract. / Includes bibliographical references. / This purpose of this research study was to explore the marketing and branding techniques used by registered Western Cape, [sic] development and housing non-profit organisations. Utilising a qualitative research design, two forms of qualitative data collection methods were used. Data was collected through a self-administered electronic questionnaire and face-to-face interviews. The electronic questionnaire was designed using an online survey tool (ESurveyPro). The tools were used to exploretheperceptions of marketing and branding held by management in the development and housing non-profit sector in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. The population for this research study was registered non-profit organisations that operated in the development and housing sector in the Western Cape Province.

An exploratory study of first year residence students' perceptions regarding safety and security at the University of Cape Town

Kahari, Ingrid January 2010 (has links)
Includes abstract. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 76-82). / Safety and security is an issue that institutions of higher learning have to deal with and address within their campuses. The focus of this study was to explore first year residence students perceptions regarding safety and security at the University of Cape Town (UCT). An exploratory qualitative approach was used in this study. The purposive sample consisted of fourteen first year students from three UCT residences and three residence supervisors from these residences giving a total sample of seventeen participants. The results of the study showed that students see themselves as safer within the confines of UCT whereas they feel relatively unsafe off campus.

A critical examination of the legislative and policy framework governing ECD service provision in South Africa since 1994.

Campbell, Paula January 2012 (has links)
Includes bibliographical references. / The dissertation begins with a critical analysis of the historical and political context as regards ECD that was inherited by the ANC government of 1994. It moves on from there to examine the various plans, policies and legislation shaping ECD service provision between 1994 and the introduction of the National Integrated Plan for ECD in South Africa in 2005.

Exploring staff perceptions of why selected development NPOs are able to deliver effective services

Nhaitayi, Ropafadzo Malvin January 2014 (has links)
Includes bibliographical references. / Nonprofit organisations (NPOs) play an important role in society as they help government in service delivery. In their quest to deliver services, these organisations face insurmountable challenges, including, but not exclusive to inadequate funding and staff shortages. Yet in spite of this, some of these organisations have overcome these challenges, and continued to provide services to communities. This study sought to explore the perceptions of the staff working in development NPOs regarding the reasons they thought their organisations were able to deliver effective services to their beneficiaries. A qualitative research design was adopted as it focuses on the subjective realities of the respondents. A purposive sample of nineteen respondents from four different organisations was drawn up. The criterion for selection was: organisations that had been in existence since 1994; had at least eight staff members; and a Director who had been in charge for at least five years.

Financial sustainability and business income generating in the non-profit sector

Rochat, Ludovic January 2016 (has links)
This study aimed to assess the perceptions of funding practices and level of financial sustainability amongst non-profit organisations in selected parts of the world. Furthermore, the study looked at the degree to which NPOs employ trading activity to help fund and improve financial sustainability. Utilising a quantitative method, the study used an online survey tool to gather financial information from 72 NPOs in six different countries - Australia, Canada, India, Nigeria, South Africa and the UK. This sample was derived from an international database called Idealist.org. Data was analysed using a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and presented thematically to reflect the major findings of the research. It was found that NPOs around the world are crucially in need of extra income and may not survive if new income-generating alternatives are not found. This is largely due to NPOs being overly reliant on a donor-dependency model to raise funds, which is creating more and more financial insecurity. This model has limited financial sustainability, as the competition for funding has dramatically increased in recent years. All of these facts have made NPOs realise that it is necessary to diversify their income sources and become more financially self-reliant. This study explored one self-financing method, trading activity, which has the potential to help NPOs to become more financially stable. The research found that most NPOs do not perceive trading as negatively as it was once perceived and would consider using it if more support were given to them. In order to move in this direction, this study has formulated some recommendations that NPOs can use to start their own commercial activity, attain a more prosperous financial situation and fund their social mission.

An exploratory study of the development of Adonis Musati Project as an organisation

Kundishora, Ashley R January 2012 (has links)
Includes bibliographical references. / Because of the country's well-established socio-economic status, citizens from many neighbouring countries, such as Zimbabwe, have resorted to seeking refuge in South Africa. Different refugee organizations, such as Adonis Musati Project (AMP) emerged in order to meet refugee needs in Cape Town. AMP was formed in 2007 with the aim of providing humanitarian assistance to refugees and asylum seekers. Named after a Zimbabwean, Adonis Musati, who died of starvation in a queue at the Department of Home Affairs, trying to access legal documentation, AMP set out to ensure that this would never happen again. The aim of this research is to explore whether the organisation is meeting its intended goal; whether it abides by any policies; what impact it has on its stakeholders; which current life stage it is facing and challenges dealt with during this period; and what effectiveness approach it uses, if any, in order to achieve sustainable growth and remain relevant in its community.

Epilepsy: an exploratory study of the business sectors perceptions of employability

Kanhema, Joyce Chengetai January 2012 (has links)
Includes abstract. / Includes bibliographical references. / The research aimed to explore the perceptions of employers in employing people with epilepsy. The context of the topic of enquiry was that people with epilepsy often experienced difficulties in finding and maintaining regular employment and this had been recognised as an area with significant problems for people with epilepsy.

An investigation of the factors which motivate social workers in child welfare to remain in the same job for more than three years

Mugwagwa, Belinda January 2011 (has links)
The purpose of this exploratory study is to examine the perspectives of social workers in the child welfare field and to ascertain what motivates them to remain in their jobs for longer than three years, instead of pursuing less demanding and more lucrative career paths.

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