An Evaluation of Staff Attitudes towards the HIV and AIDS Workplace Programme at the Baphalali Swaziland Red Cross Society ►Elliot Jele, Nadeem Cassim and Anis Mahomed Karodia
ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to conduct an evaluation of staff attitudes towards the HIV and AIDS workplace programme at the BSRCS. Four research objectives were to establish staff attitudes towards the HIV and AIDS workplace prevention, treatment, care, support, monitoring and evaluation programmes. The problems associated with the impact of HIV/AIDS in the world of work of BSRCS, as a non-profit making organisation, were loss in break-even margins, and employees’ mortality and absenteeism. Both parties accumulate an increase in costs structures. Keywords: Evaluation; Attitudes; AIDS / AIDS; Communication; Employees; Families; Strategies; Formal and Informal Economy; Medical Aid Premiums
An Evaluation of the Business Practices of Entrepreneurs of UMkhanyakude District Municipality ►Makhosi Khumalo – Mbonambi, Lee - Ann Inderpal and Anis Mahomed Karodia
ABSTRACT Unemployment and poverty in South Africa still pose a great challenge. While the country is suffering from the effects of unemployment and poverty, certain areas such as Umkhanyakude District Municipality are more affected than other areas of South Africa. The citizens of Umkhanyakude District Municipality have over the years attempted various means of creating wealth such as starting their own businesses. Their attempts are not always a success as they lack crucial skills of operating successful businesses. Keywords: Unemployment, Poverty; Evaluation; Business Practices; Entrepreneurs; Behaviour; Activities; District; Municipality; Environment
CRONY CAPITALIM AND STYMIED DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA AND ZIMBABWE:Cry the Beloved Countries ►Anis Mahomed Karodia, Paresh Soni and Stanton Thomas
ABSTRACT Crony capitalism is the precursor to many of the woes of any country. It makes the rich richer and lessens the participation of the poor in the economy of any country, and thus automatically makes them poorer. This paper therefore, looks at crony capitalism from a South African viewpoint, in order to place into perspective the issues of development that are seriously compromised. In so doing the paper will attempt to look at some issues that affect development because of the scourge of crony capitalism. It would therefore, discuss the hidden billions of South Africa’s elite, which hampers progress and development, ushers in strikes and thus compromises stability and the economic balance of the country. That the billions of rands earned by chief executives could be used to promote and advance the issues of development, bring about stability in all sectors of the economy and, particularly in the mining sector of South Africa and issues that confront the poor. The paper expands the discussion by asking the question – Is South Africa’s left on the right road to socialism? It therefore explores the allegiance to Marxist – Leninism and statism and argues that that they are out of step with modern democratic practice. The paper also exemplifies the problems that confront Zimbabwe, in terms of its debt crisis due to overt cronyism and shows that Zimbabwe is at the crossroads of development with increasing poverty, unemployment and inequality, and is drowning in debt. It argues that it is crunch time for President Robert Mugabe and his ZANU political party. Keywords: Crony Capitalism, Government, Emerging Markets, Elite, Liberation, Socialism, Marxist – Leninism, Democracy, Debt, Rhetoric, Redistribution, Industrial Policy
An Evaluation of the Factors Influencing the Performance of Registered Nurses at the National Referral Hospital in Namibia ►Soilkki Katrina Kamati, Nadeem Cassim and Anis Mahomed Karodia
ABSTRACT The performance and efficiency of health workers play an important role for the success of any healthcare system. Nurses constitute the largest human resource element in Namibia’s healthcare sector, and contribute significantly to the overall healthcare of the nation. Their performance therefore, has a great impact on quality and efficiency of healthcare Keywords: Registered Nurse, Health Worker, Performance Management, Healthcare Quality, Healthcare System, Motivation, Work Environment, Training.