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Title: Evaluating private game reserves' contribution to community development : a case-study of Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Authors: Stuma, Phelokazi 
Keywords: Kwandwe Private Game Reserve;Sustainable development;Community development
Issue Date: Apr-2020
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the application of the community
development-model adopted by Kwandwe Private Game Reserve (KPGR), in
the Eastern Cape, towards sustainable development of communities near the
location of the game reserve. Community development is one of the important
areas that the government of South Africa is targeting to reduce poverty and
inequalities. Many initiatives have been proposed through local authorities to
enhance local economic development. KPGR provides work opportunities for
the local people to enable them to earn household income. The study draws
from a mixed method approach wherein elements of quantitative and
qualitative techniques were used to obtain relevant information from 300
respondents. These include employees of KPGR, the management of KPGR,
Ubunye Foundation and the community members of Branderstone and
Kransdrift. Findings of the study revealed that many factors adversely affect
KPGR from exercising some of its corporate social responsibility. These
include limited interaction of KPGR with the surrounding community, low
literacy among community members and inadequate infrastructure. These
factors adversely affect the community developmental model in the
Branderstone and Kransdrift communities. To mitigate these concerns, the
study advocates a thoughtful and strategic involvement of the surroundings,
harnessing the potential of local communities and investing in infrastructural
projects which are crucial for community development.
Submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master’s in Management Sciences in Tourism and Hospitality, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa, 2020.
Appears in Collections:Theses and dissertations (Management Sciences)

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