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Compromised success potential of South African co-operatives due to lack of credible data

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-22 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T13:28:06Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T13:28:06Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-22 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11243
dc.description.abstract Co-operatives in South Africa are meant to address job creation and poverty challenges. However, they do not seem to be successful because of human, systemic and structural factors. The government's efforts to address factors that compromise the success of co-operatives are also compromised due to lack of reliable understanding of this sector. This lack of understanding is an outcome of insufficient data on co-operatives, inappropriate data collection mechanisms, the inability to regularly update the co-operatives' data (registration, state of affairs, etc) and an inability to contact the co-operatives. Consequently, while many co-operatives struggle to access resources, markets, finance, information and support, the government is not clear about the nature and extent of required support, and is also not able to read early warning indicators to assist them before they fail. This paper then points out possible explanations for the general failure of co-operatives and thereby depicts the need for more evidence with additional facts and statistics to establish a solid basis for evidence-based decision making on intervention strategies, investment and support. In a nutshell, this paper argues that the quality of available data is not good enough for planning and decision making purposes, hence it proposes a research agenda for South African co-operatives. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject CO-OPERATIVES en
dc.subject JOB CREATION en
dc.subject DATA COLLECTION en
dc.title Compromised success potential of South African co-operatives due to lack of credible data en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber LMACAA en
dc.Volume Winter en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Research Use and Impact Assessment en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Co-operative Studies en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9985 en
dc.PageNumber 24-31 en
dc.outputnumber 8896 en
dc.bibliographictitle Twalo, T. (2016) Compromised success potential of South African co-operatives due to lack of credible data. <i>Journal of Co-operative Studies</i>. Winter:24-31. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Twalo, T. en

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