An assessment of corporate social responsibility in South Africa's mining industry : a case study of Anglo American Platinum's corporate social investment programmes in the area of education

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Butler, Anthony en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Siyobi, Busisipho Ayakha en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-25T07:08:50Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-25T07:08:50Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Siyobi, B. 2016. An assessment of corporate social responsibility in South Africa's mining industry : a case study of Anglo American Platinum's corporate social investment programmes in the area of education. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20638
dc.description.abstract The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) agenda and practice has been a part of the global, academic and corporate debate for many decades. Policymakers are increasingly viewing the private sector as an important role player in contributing towards meeting the socio-economic developmental challenges. The research study has assessed the role of CSR in South Africa's mining industry with a focus on the basic education system; by unpacking the objectives and the key challenges of the provincial department of basic education in the North West and Limpopo provinces. This research study has made use of Anglo American Platinum's Corporate Social Investment (CSI) education programmes as a case study to further gauge the impact of CSR engagement and key challenges that prevail in the execution of CSI education programmes. The challenges pertain to poor coordination and cooperation, poor consultation and strategic planning and lack of consistent review of monitoring and evaluation of all the stakeholders involved. Therefore, the paper argues that company's interests, incentives and motives to engage in CSI education programmes is twofold: one; CSI is used to project public relations and as a 'window-dressing' exercise and two; businesses are gradually viewing CSI as a long-term investment towards social and human capital that will benefit the corporations in the future. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Public Policy and Administration en_ZA
dc.title An assessment of corporate social responsibility in South Africa's mining industry : a case study of Anglo American Platinum's corporate social investment programmes in the area of education 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 Political Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Siyobi, B. A. (2016). <i>An assessment of corporate social responsibility in South Africa's mining industry : a case study of Anglo American Platinum's corporate social investment programmes in the area of education</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20638 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Siyobi, Busisipho Ayakha. <i>"An assessment of corporate social responsibility in South Africa's mining industry : a case study of Anglo American Platinum's corporate social investment programmes in the area of education."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20638 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Siyobi BA. An assessment of corporate social responsibility in South Africa's mining industry : a case study of Anglo American Platinum's corporate social investment programmes in the area of education. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20638 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Siyobi, Busisipho Ayakha AB - The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) agenda and practice has been a part of the global, academic and corporate debate for many decades. Policymakers are increasingly viewing the private sector as an important role player in contributing towards meeting the socio-economic developmental challenges. The research study has assessed the role of CSR in South Africa's mining industry with a focus on the basic education system; by unpacking the objectives and the key challenges of the provincial department of basic education in the North West and Limpopo provinces. This research study has made use of Anglo American Platinum's Corporate Social Investment (CSI) education programmes as a case study to further gauge the impact of CSR engagement and key challenges that prevail in the execution of CSI education programmes. The challenges pertain to poor coordination and cooperation, poor consultation and strategic planning and lack of consistent review of monitoring and evaluation of all the stakeholders involved. Therefore, the paper argues that company's interests, incentives and motives to engage in CSI education programmes is twofold: one; CSI is used to project public relations and as a 'window-dressing' exercise and two; businesses are gradually viewing CSI as a long-term investment towards social and human capital that will benefit the corporations in the future. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - An assessment of corporate social responsibility in South Africa's mining industry : a case study of Anglo American Platinum's corporate social investment programmes in the area of education TI - An assessment of corporate social responsibility in South Africa's mining industry : a case study of Anglo American Platinum's corporate social investment programmes in the area of education UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20638 ER - en_ZA


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