The knowledge of school managers using key elements of an HIV and AIDS workplace policy at Shatale circuit in the Mpumalanga Province

Tjale, Nkgatla Michael Ludwick (2012-03)

Thesis (MPhil)--Stellenbosch University, 2012

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The aim of this project is to establish whether the school managers of schools at Shatale circuit in Mpumalanga have knowledge of the ten key elements or principles of ILO code of good practice on aspects of HIV/AIDS. The research study aimed at the school managers such as Principals of schools, Deputy Principals and Head of Departments. The study indicated that most school managers know the most but not all of the key elements as they agree to application of them in their HIV/AIDS policy. The findings of the research indicated that all the schools have HIV/AIDS policy in their school and there are schools that developed their own HIV/AIDS policy and those that used HIV/AIDS pro format disc to create their HIV/AIDS policy. The schools that developed their school HIV/AIDS not from Department policy Pro format show that some of the Key elements are not applicable in their HIV/AIDS policy as well as legal frame work to enforce the rights of PLWHA. School that used Department policy pro format have the entire ten key elements and where the schools should show their knowledge of the legal framework, the school wrote statement that are not relevant. The study recommends the use of Legislations and Act to make the school HIV/AIDS policy a tool that can be used to press charges against any person who ignore the ten key principles of the workplace HIV/AIDS policy.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die doel van die studie was om te bepaal of die skoolbestuurders van Shatale distrik in Mpumalanga kennis het rondom die tien sleutel elemente en beginsels van die ILO se Kode vir Goeie Praktyk oor aspekte rondom MIV/VIGS. Die skoolbestuurder het skoolhoofde, onder-skoolhoofde en departementshoofde ingesluit. Die navorsing toon dat al die skole ‘n MIV/VIGS beleid in plek het, sekere skole het hul eie beleid ontwikkel en ander het die department se templaat gebruik. Die skole wie hul eie MIV/VIGS beleid ontwikkel het, het nie al die sleutel elemente ingesluit nie en ook nie die regsraamwerk in ag geneem om die regte van mense wie met MIV/VIGS leef te bevorder nie. Die skole wat die departement se templaat gebruik het, het al die sleutel elemente in ag geneem. Die studie stel voor dat wetgewing gebruik moet word om die MIV/VIGS beleid ‘n instrument te gebruik om mense te dwing om die sleutel elemente in hul MIV/VIGS beleid te gebruik.

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