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A qualitative investigation into the cultural diversity in Human Resources at Umkhanyakude district municipality

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dc.contributor.advisor Ngcobo, H.S.B.
dc.contributor.author Dlamini, Bongani Innocent
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-10T10:26:39Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-10T10:26:39Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/64
dc.description A thesis submitted in fulfilment for the requirement for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Psychology at the University of Zululand, 2006. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study was conducted to ascertain whether uMkhanyakude District Municipality complies with the provisions of the Employment Equity Act No55 of 1998 and to examine whether the Municipality has devised recruitment methods that provide access to a wider pool of job applicants. Some of the outcomes derived from diversity initiatives are not easily quantifiable or measured but they clearly demonstrate the benefits that can be realized by an organization. Benefits such as: Improved organizational image stemming from more diverse positive reputation and the presence of diverse employees in key positions. Improved co-operation and communication within diverse work-teams, few as they are. Findings_ of this study indicated that cultural diversity is the least understood phenomenon and that the municipality has not made an effort to diversify. This is indicated by the fact that there are no African or White females in the strategic or decision making positions. This under-representation of women constitutes gender discrimination. Also the municipality has not made an effort to develop a strategy on diversifying despite submitting the workforce profile to the Department: of labour; no help has been forthcoming in order to develop equity policies to address high levels of under-representation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Employment Equity Act en_US
dc.subject Organizational image en_US
dc.subject Cultural diversity en_US
dc.title A qualitative investigation into the cultural diversity in Human Resources at Umkhanyakude district municipality en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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