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A case study analysing the dropout rate of children who are heads of households at Mandela Village in Tshwane Municipality, Gauteng Province

dc.contributor.advisorEva, Garyen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMankazana, Thozama Bettyen_ZA
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. Dept. of Industrial Psychology. Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management.
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-13T14:05:49Zen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-09T11:08:59Z
dc.date.available2009-03-13T14:05:49Zen_ZA
dc.date.available2010-07-09T11:08:59Z
dc.date.issued2009-03en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/3382
dc.descriptionThesis (MPhil (Industrial Psychology. Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management))--University of Stellenbosch, 2009.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThe study was about assessing the dropout rate of children who are heads of households at Mandela Village in Tshwane Municipality, Gauteng Province. Given the number of orphans who are escalating in each year as a result of HIV/AIDS pandemic especially in the Sub Saharan region, the author’s intention was to analyse what are the causes for these children to drop out from school, and what can be done to minimize the dropout rate of these children. All the participants were the children who are heads of households and residents of Mandela Village, East of Mamelodi Township, and Pretoria. Data was collected through in-depth interviews with thirty-one children who are heads of households, as well as with two educators in schools where these children are attending school or were attending school. This was followed by two focus groups with the same children. The intention of using the focus group was to investigate the issues raised during the interviews and to establish an understanding of how the children who are heads of households want to improve their own circumstances. The study findings observed that there were no strong linkages in assisting children who are heads of households between the Department of Social Development and Department of Education in the North Rand Region, Gauteng. Other findings were that the schools have no support programmes or teachers assigned to assist these children to cope with schoolwork. Due to multiplicity of responsibilities they are faced with, they are not copying with their studies.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch
dc.subjectChildren as heads of households -- South Africa -- Pretoriaen_ZA
dc.subjectDissertations -- Industrial psychologyen
dc.subjectTheses -- Industrial psychologyen
dc.subject.lcshHigh school dropouts -- South Africa -- Pretoriaen_ZA
dc.subject.lcshChild caregivers -- South Africa -- Pretoriaen_ZA
dc.subject.lcshAIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects -- South Africa -- Pretoriaen_ZA
dc.subject.lcshHIV (Viruses) -- Social aspects -- South Africa -- Pretoriaen_ZA
dc.subject.lcshHeads of households -- South Africa -- Pretoriaen_ZA
dc.subject.lcshChildren of AIDS patients -- South Africa -- Pretoriaen_ZA
dc.subject.lcshOrphans -- South Africa -- Pretoriaen_ZA
dc.titleA case study analysing the dropout rate of children who are heads of households at Mandela Village in Tshwane Municipality, Gauteng Provinceen_ZA
dc.typeThesisen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of Stellenbosch


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