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Title: Community development through information communication technologies in Ward three of Durban metro
Authors: Majola, Pretty L. 
Keywords: Communication in community development--Durban metropolitan area;Community development--Durban metropolitan area;Economic development projects--Durban metropolitan area;Community development--Dissertations, Academic
Issue Date: 2004
This topic was initiated because of love of community development and information
communication application by the researcher. It was further strengthened by taking part during the International Wowen University (Ifu) practice in 2000. The main theme of the study was Information Age. Ifu is well known as the virtual university, which is based in Germany at the University of Hamburg. The researcher, together with eight other women from different countries, designed and developed a model for community development by using ICTs. The model can be used as a basic guide for similar projects. The work, therefore in this thesis is based on personal experiences shared experiences, and research as well as by reading others experiences.

This study provides ideas for potential community development by using Information
Communication Technologies (ICTs) in rural areas with special reference to Ward Three of Durban Metro. The results of the study confirmed the saying “If you can’t beat them join them”. This study reported on research conducted in two different rural areas known as Bamshela and Ward Three. The results from the first area Bamshela, illustrated the way forward for Ward Three. Since the ICTs center exists in Bamshela the author received more information about the centre’s utilisation than its establishment.

The focus on the second area emphasises the necessity, awareness and participation in
community development. The three specifics focuses on whether there is a need for
the ICTs centre for community development. Further more the study focused on areas
where ICTs played prominent roles, such as in policy making, education, globalisation, ICTs, community development and participation of community members in community development projects.
Submitted for the fulfillment of the requirement for the Master's Degree: Office Management and Technology, Durban Institute of Technology, Durban, South Africa, 2004.
Appears in Collections:Theses and dissertations (Accounting and Informatics)

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