Relational dynamics and social capital in developing mining communities

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Relational dynamics and social capital in developing mining communities - A case study of Jagersfontein


Author: Roné Viljoen
Publication: South Africa, Masters Mini-thesis, University of the Free State
Date: 2013


Abstract

The South African mining industry has significant dysfunctions in relationships between companies and their communities. The industry is characterized by increasing concern about its trust deficits, perception gaps and low levels of social capital. This study unpacks this phenomenon in the contexts of Jagersfontein, South Africa. The dissertation also puts forward a provisional model to optimally facilitate mining community‟s development in the South African context.

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