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Title: The influence of social security system on poverty alleviation in Makhado Municipality
Authors: Enos, Thenga Takalani 
Keywords: Social security;Poverty alleviation
Issue Date: 2020
The overall aim of this study isto evaluate the impact of social security on poverty
alleviation in rural areas of Makhado Local Municipality, Limpopo Province.Poverty is
most stressing social problem in Makhodo Local Municipality of Limpopo province.
The Department of Social Development Business Plan (2013:3) supports this by a
statement which says "poverty is distributed unevenly among the nine provinces of
the country. The government has expended resources for the poverty alleviation
programmes with so little achievement because poverty is continuing to be one of
South Africa's burning social problems. The study was employed a mixed methods
research design. This involves concurrent triangulation strategy which combines
qualitative and quantitative approaches. The study used both quantitative and
qualitative techniques for data collection and analysis. Quantitative techniques were
mostly used in that they provided the researcher with an understanding of
experiences and impact of social security on poverty alleviation in rural areas of
Makhado Local Municipality, Limpopo Province. A simple random and purposive
sample was used for selection of a sample population. Random sampling was done
to the Household Head as well as the LED project member whereby selection of the
sampling will be done randomly in the form of questionnaire distribution. A purposive
sampling technique was employed in selection study participants of qualitative
method. Purposeful sampling was done to the municipal officials, ward committees
as well as traditional leaders. The interview data was transcribed, coded and then
themes were looked for in the coded data. Data was obtained through
questionnaires and interview. Data from questionnaires was analysed by means of
using tables and figures. The data was entered from the spreadsheet was exported
to the SPSS so that it could be analysed to yield the results. The findings revealed
that some of the caregivers misuse the grant and do not utilise it in the best interest
of children. Thus, the grant is sometimes not spent on the things it is intended for.
Instead, it is utilised for gambling, and for purchasing alcohol. It was therefore
recommended that the there is need for South Africa to develop a comprehensive
system of social protection which were enable caregivers to receive support in their
own right. This would serve to ensure that the social grant is used specifically to
meet the needs of children.
Submitted to Higher Degrees Committee for the degree of Master of Management Science, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa, 2020.
Appears in Collections:Theses and dissertations (Management Sciences)

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