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Contribution of the Matekane Group of Companies' corporate social responsibility to community development at mantsonyane, Lesotho

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dc.contributor.author Mathosi, Moleboheng
dc.date
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-25T06:51:19Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-25T06:51:19Z
dc.date.issued 2022-08
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.tml.nul.ls/handle/123456789/1731
dc.description.abstract The corporate sector has been hailed for its contribution to community development in conjunction with other sectors like the government and non-governmental organisation but much has not been investigated about the role of the business sector in community development in the developing world. This study explored the role of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in community development through the lens of the stakeholder theory using the Matekane Group Companies' vegetable project in Mantšonyane, Ha Leronti. The study aimed to provide insight into why local companies engaged in CSR, the benefits brought to the community by CSR projects, and the importance of effectively engaging the local community for the success of CSR projects. The data collected from primary sources in Mantšonyane was analysed using a qualitative thematic approach. The findings show that MGC implemented CSR projects in order to break the trend of unsustainable projects implemented in Lesotho. Furthermore, MGC wished to shift the farming status quo in Mantšonyane from subsistence to commercial farming. The study concluded that the CSR project was contributing to community development by creating jobs and generating income, thereby improving people's lives. Further concluding that CSR projects that are implemented for community development and effectively engaged the community were more likely to succeed and empower the community. en
dc.description.sponsorship National Manpower Development Secretariat en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher National University of Lesotho en
dc.subject Corporate Social Responsibility, community development, Matekane Group of Companies en
dc.title Contribution of the Matekane Group of Companies' corporate social responsibility to community development at mantsonyane, Lesotho en
dc.type Thesis en


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