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The township startup : a collaboration platform that bridges the gap between developed and developing South Africa

dc.contributor.advisorSchutte, C. S. L.en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisorLouw, L.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorHeyns, Johannes Hendriken_ZA
dc.contributor.otherStellenbosch University. Faculty of Engineering. Dept. of Industrial Engineering.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-14T07:44:00Z
dc.date.available2015-12-14T07:44:00Z
dc.date.issued2015-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/98049
dc.descriptionThesis (MEng)--Stellenbosch University, 2015.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractENGLISH ABSTRACT: There exists a massive gap between developed and developing South Africa. This study introduces The Township Startup which explains how this gap can be breached through enterprise engineering and how a platform was developed to do exactly that. The work superimposes human behavioural sciences, a culture of Ubuntu, exponential technologies and transforming entrepreneurial practices to determine how the source of the gap can addressed. A collaborative approach is proposed through which these challenges can be addressed together and highlights the competitive advantages which can be leveraged to do so. BioTRIZ methodology is used to develop a platform which facilitates collaboration through mutually beneficial partnerships between individuals, organisations and educational institutions. The finer details of the platform and how it is prepared for further development and implementation, are explained. An action learning validation process is used to experimentally test whether the platform would work as it is designed to and whether the platform might serve as a potential solution to help breach the gap between developed and developing South Africa.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractAFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Daar is 'n enorme gaping tussen ontwikkelde en ontwikkelende Suid-Afrika. Hierdie studie stel The Township Startup bekend wat verduidelik hoe hierdie gaping oorbrug kan word deur middel van Onderneming Ingenieurswese en hoe 'n platform ontwikkel is om presies dit te doen. Die werk superponeer menslike gedragswetenskappe, 'n kultuur van Ubuntu, eksponensiële tegnologieë en die transformasie van entrepreneuriese praktyke om te bepaal hoe die bron van die gaping aangespreek kan word. 'n Gesamentlike benadering word voorgestel waardeur hierdie uitdagings angespreek kan word en beklemtoon die mededingende voordele wat hierdie benadering aantreklik maak. BioTRIZ metodologie word gebruik om 'n platform te ontwikkel wat samewerking fasiliteer deur wedersydse voordelige vennootskappe tussen individue, organisasies en opvoedkundige instellings. Die fynere besonderhede van die platform en hoe dit voorberei is vir verdere ontwikkeling en implementering word verduidelik. ‘n Aksie-leer validerings proses is gebruik om eksperimenteel te toets of die platform sal werk soos dit ontwerp is om te doen en of die platform mag dien as 'n potensiële oplossing om die gaping tussen ontwikkelde en ontwikkelende Suid-Afrika te oorbrug.af_ZA
dc.format.extent149 pages : illustrationsen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch : Stellenbosch Universityen_ZA
dc.subjectDeveloping countries -- South Africa -- Social aspectsen_ZA
dc.subjectDeveloping countries -- South Africa -- Economical aspectsen_ZA
dc.subjectBreaching the Gap -- Challengesen_ZA
dc.subjectEnterprise engineeringen_ZA
dc.subjectDeveloped countries -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectUCTDen_ZA
dc.titleThe township startup : a collaboration platform that bridges the gap between developed and developing South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeThesisen_ZA
dc.rights.holderStellenbosch Universityen_ZA


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