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dc.contributor.authorNaidoo, Lynnette
dc.contributor.authorFourie, Lynnette
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T08:51:25Z
dc.date.available2016-07-21T08:51:25Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationNaidoo, L., & Fourie, L. (2013). Participatory anchored development in South Africa as evaluated at Thusong Service Centres. Communitas, 18, 95-115.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1023-0556 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0525 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3662
dc.description.abstractThis article focuses on the principles of participatory development communication. It is argued that that participation may exist only on a conceptual and ideological level in government policies in South Africa, resulting in the practice of diffusion communication. This article reports on how the communication approach of the Thusong Service Centres with their communities in Tshwane align with the normative principles of participatory development communication. A qualitative research approach was adopted to gather data, and purposive sampling was used, focusing on the six Thusong Service Centres in Tshwane, which are considered to be development communication vehicles. It was found that Thusong Service Centres do not fully meet the required principles of participatory development communication, which was used as the theoretical framework in this research. This inadequate alignment with the principles of participatory development communication implies that authentic development is not being realised.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherDepartment of Communication Science, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectParticipatory development communicationen_ZA
dc.subjectThusong Service Centresen_ZA
dc.subjectTshwaneen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_ZA
dc.titleParticipatory anchored development in South Africa as evaluated at Thusong Service Centresen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderDepartment of Communication Science, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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