Local economic development

Rethinking the linkages between teaching and extension in South Africa

2009
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Science and Public Policy, 36(2), March 2009, pages 127-132
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Author/s: 
Lindile Ndabeni
Publisher: 
Oxford Journals
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ISSN: 0302-3427, e-ISSN: 1471-5430

The objective in this paper is to review the technology stations program at Tshwane University of Technology. The technology stations are a product of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) policy objectives. The DST's policy is aimed at strengthening and expanding mutually beneficial links between universities of technology and small, medium-sized and micro enterprises (SMMEs). The analysis disclosed the contribution of the technology stations to technology transfer in the SMME economy of the electronics and chemicals sub-sectors.

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Understanding the Role of Professionals in Local Development: Supporting Capacities for Local Development

2011
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Presented at the Ingquza Hill Local Municipality, Eastern Cape, 21 December 2011
Series: 
Ingquza Hill Local Municipality, Eastern Cape, 21 December 2011
Author/s: 
Lindile L. Ndabeni
Publisher: 
Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI)

Outline

  • Profession and professional
  • Rise of information age and professionals
  • Indigenization
    • South Korea, Japan, Germany, Afrikaners in South Africa
  • Thought leadership
  • Local as sub-national
  • Concluding remarks

Innovation and Agriculture-Led Local Economic Development

2011
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Presented at the Second International Conference on Local Government, Durban, 26-28 October 2011
Series: 
Second International Conference on Local Government, Durban, 26-28 October 2011
Author/s: 
Lindile L. Ndabeni
Publisher: 
Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI)
ISBN: 

Conclusions

Where there are no Jobs: The Challenges of Development at O.R. Tambo District Municipality

2013
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Presented at the O.R. Tambo District Municipality Strategic Planning Workshop, Mzamba, 11-14 February 2013
Series: 
O.R. Tambo District Municipality Strategic Planning Workshop, Mzamba, 11-14 February 2013
Author/s: 
Lindile L. Ndabeni
Publisher: 
Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI)

19 years into democracy and we still have huge challenges of development:

  • Poverty
  • Unemployment
  • Inequality

Rural development

Sub-national regional development

2012

In no country in the world is social and economic development and potential evenly distributed & it is not possible for social and economic development & potential to be distributed evenly across geographic space.

Diverse and disparate spatial contexts suggests that policy design must be informed by the specific conditions in particular areas ‐ a policy approach which itself should be differentiated and conducive to the requirements of the different contexts.

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An attempt at quantifying factors that affect efficiency in the management of solid waste in the City of Pretoria

2011
  • To assess the current level of efficiency in the collection and disposal of solid waste produced by the 7 categories of waste in the CBD of Pretoria.
  • To identify factors that are responsible for the inefficient management and disposal of solid waste produced by the 7 categories of waste in the CBD of Pretoria.
  • Construct a model that could be used for improving efficiency in the management of solid waste in the CBD of Pretoria.
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