The role of NGO workplace policies in eliminating HIV/AIDS in South Africa : an analysis of two case studies

Robinson-Davis, Suzanne (2011-03)

Thesis (MPhil (Industrial Psychology. Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management))--University of Stellenbosch, 2011.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Amidst the proliferation of HIV/AIDS policies in existence, the study undertook to examine the extent to which workplace policies on HIV/AIDS in two NGOs in Pretoria are being implemented through activities and programmes within the organisation. The researcher conducted two qualitative methods, a document analysis on both NGOs workplace HIV policies and a semi structured interview with senior managers within both organisations. It was found that workplace policies on HIV/AIDS are present in both organisations however, as it relates to the execution of these policies there has been little to no implementation. The issue of human resources has been highlighted as a main challenge within the organisations, along with funding, stigma and monitoring. Recommendations are provided for both policy makers and NGOs to assist collectively in charting a way forward in reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS in South Africa.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Ondanks die feit dat daar baie goeie beleid by baie organisasies in plek is, wil dit voorkom asof hierdie beleid nie altyd die gewensde resultate lewer nie. Die doel van hierdie studies was om die beleidsdokumente van die twee NGO's in die Pretoria omgewing deur middel van onderhoude te ontleed en van te stel of dit aan die vereistes, waarvoor dit daargestel is, voldoen. Daar word gevind dat die beleide wil bestaan, maar dat baie min daarvan betuursmatig toegepas word. Voorstelle te verbetering word in die werkstuk voorgestel.

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