Resettlement and poverty : the plight of vulnerable groups affected by the Lesotho highlands water project : case study of phase 1B communities

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Marsh, James en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Tshishonga, Ndwakwulu en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Taylor, Viviene en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Conradie, Ina en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Parrow, Thato Robina en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-13T12:58:35Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-13T12:58:35Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Parrow, T. 2002. Resettlement and poverty : the plight of vulnerable groups affected by the Lesotho highlands water project : case study of phase 1B communities. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14943
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 86-90. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Involuntary resettlement due to planned economic interventions for the purpose of economic growth, is a political and socio-economic phenomenon. It is associated with development and poverty, as it affects livelihoods of those involved. This process impacts differently on different individuals, depending on their capability to regain earning and productive bases, to access support systems, as well as to access opportunities and widen choices that sustain their lives. The study investigates the assumption that their vulnerability, ineligibility for compensation provisions and lack of specific programmes to address their needs affect their capability to adjust in new areas. In view of this, the purpose of the study is to explore the impact of resettlement on vulnerable groups (the landless, unemployable aged and disabled). The overall objective is to highlight their situation, because of a concern for their long-term welfare, possible marginalisation from mainstream development and risk of poverty. The coverage involved vulnerable groups in stage one resettlement. A stratified sampling technique was employed to select 31 respondents who represent these groups. In the study, primary and secondary data were collected by making use of In-depth interviews, focus-group discussions and content analysis of related literature. A semi-structured schedule with open-ended questions was employed to gather information that was qualitatively manipulated. The findings suggest that the resettlement process has resulted in the disruption of support systems, limited opportunities in host areas, and inadequate restorative measures to sustain livelihoods of vulnerable groups. As a result, these groups are disempowered, marginalised and excluded from mainstream social and economic development, which compounds their risk of impoverishment. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Social Development en_ZA
dc.subject.other Forced Removals en_ZA
dc.subject.other Poverty en_ZA
dc.title Resettlement and poverty : the plight of vulnerable groups affected by the Lesotho highlands water project : case study of phase 1B communities en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Social Development en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Parrow, T. R. (2002). <i>Resettlement and poverty : the plight of vulnerable groups affected by the Lesotho highlands water project : case study of phase 1B communities</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14943 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Parrow, Thato Robina. <i>"Resettlement and poverty : the plight of vulnerable groups affected by the Lesotho highlands water project : case study of phase 1B communities."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 2002. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14943 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Parrow TR. Resettlement and poverty : the plight of vulnerable groups affected by the Lesotho highlands water project : case study of phase 1B communities. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Social Development, 2002 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14943 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Parrow, Thato Robina AB - Involuntary resettlement due to planned economic interventions for the purpose of economic growth, is a political and socio-economic phenomenon. It is associated with development and poverty, as it affects livelihoods of those involved. This process impacts differently on different individuals, depending on their capability to regain earning and productive bases, to access support systems, as well as to access opportunities and widen choices that sustain their lives. The study investigates the assumption that their vulnerability, ineligibility for compensation provisions and lack of specific programmes to address their needs affect their capability to adjust in new areas. In view of this, the purpose of the study is to explore the impact of resettlement on vulnerable groups (the landless, unemployable aged and disabled). The overall objective is to highlight their situation, because of a concern for their long-term welfare, possible marginalisation from mainstream development and risk of poverty. The coverage involved vulnerable groups in stage one resettlement. A stratified sampling technique was employed to select 31 respondents who represent these groups. In the study, primary and secondary data were collected by making use of In-depth interviews, focus-group discussions and content analysis of related literature. A semi-structured schedule with open-ended questions was employed to gather information that was qualitatively manipulated. The findings suggest that the resettlement process has resulted in the disruption of support systems, limited opportunities in host areas, and inadequate restorative measures to sustain livelihoods of vulnerable groups. As a result, these groups are disempowered, marginalised and excluded from mainstream social and economic development, which compounds their risk of impoverishment. DA - 2002 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2002 T1 - Resettlement and poverty : the plight of vulnerable groups affected by the Lesotho highlands water project : case study of phase 1B communities TI - Resettlement and poverty : the plight of vulnerable groups affected by the Lesotho highlands water project : case study of phase 1B communities UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14943 ER - en_ZA


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