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Title: The impact of amalgamation on human resources practice in eThekwini municipality
Authors: Madondo, Siphiwe E.
Keywords: Ethekwini Municipality--Officials and employees;Consolidation and merger of corporations--South Africa;Civil service--South Africa--Personnel management;Human capital--South Africa;Municipal officials and employees--South Africa
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: The amalgamation of municipalities came into effect as a legislative requirement brought about a number of challenges for the local government.
One such major challenge relates to the impact that these amalgamations will
have on human resource practices of the various municipalities. Literature study reveals that during any merger or amalgamation, less attention is paid
to the human element of a merger until the merger is almost complete. This lack of attention impacts negatively on the merger results. Like other municipalities, Ethekwini Municipality is a product of this legislative requirement. It was formed as a result of the amalgamation of different
municipal entities that had different human resource practices.
The problem facing eThekwini Municipality is the misalignment of human resources policies and their effect on the working environment. This study looks at the impact of this amalgamation on the human resources practices of the eThekwini Municipality. The sub-objectives of the study are: to ascertain
employees’ perceptions of amalgamation; to determine whether employees believe that the human resources’ matters are handled in a manner that will bring about stability and equity in the workplace; and to establish whether different perceptions exist between employees of the former Durban Metro
Central and those of the erstwhile entities.
Description: Thesis (M.B.A.: Business Studies Unit)-Durban University of Technology, 2008. xi, 96 leaves
Appears in Collections:Theses and dissertations (Management Sciences)

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