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dc.contributor.advisor Sithole, S. L. Mathonsi, Ntsako Simeon 2018-06-04T06:50:45Z 2018-06-04T06:50:45Z 2017
dc.description Thesis (M.A. (Sociology)) --University of Limpopo, 2017. en_US
dc.description.abstract The study sought to investigate the problem of dissatisfaction by residents of Malamulele in Thulamela Local Municipality (LM) with service delivery. The dissatisfaction of the residents manifested in violent protests in Malamulele and surrounding communities where citizens demanded to have their own municipality separate from Thulamela LM. Residents alleged that the Thulamela LM gives preference to Thohoyandou area and surrounding communities on issues of governance and service delivery while neglecting Malamulele. The problem under study was viewed from a social exclusion and relative deprivation points of view, which elucidate possible causes of dissatisfaction and resultant protests. The study adopted a qualitative research design where data was collected through interviews with sampled residents that were purposively selected took into consideration the manner in which the sample would assist in providing data towards achieving the aim and objectives of the study. Data was analysed using the thematic method of analysis where themes and categories emerged to assist in interpreting the data. Based on the findings of the study, recommendations were made. Some of the key findings were that Malamulele residents were dissatisfied with poor service delivery and poor governance by Thulamela LM, the violent protests were due to poor service delivery and tribalism and poor service delivery, Malamulele residents needed their own municipality, and that the relationship between the Venda-speaking people and Tsonga-speaking people is bad. Some of the key recommendations are leaders should engage communities to manage their hopes and expectations from government, exercising Constitutional rights should not result in devastating government property and violence, and citizens should be consulted in policy-making and other government activities that involve them. It is believed that these recommendations will go a long way to address similar problems and to enhance literature on the ongoing debate on governance and service delivery issues. en_US
dc.format.extent viii,137 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject Malamulele residents en_US
dc.subject Service delivery en_US
dc.subject Sociological investigation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Municipal services -- South Africa -- Limpopo Provice en_US
dc.title Dissatisfaction of Malamulele residents with service delivery in Malamulele area, Limpopo Province : a sociological investigation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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