Impact of the indigenisation policy on youth development in Zimbabwe from 2010-2014. A case study of Gweru urban.

Whena, Melody (2015) Impact of the indigenisation policy on youth development in Zimbabwe from 2010-2014. A case study of Gweru urban. UNSPECIFIED thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Since Zimbabwe’s political independence in 1980, the government has been making efforts of trying to raise the living standards of the young people through various means. However, because of a variety of challenges and other factors like colonial policies, national divisions, illiteracy, selfishness and a poorly performing economy amongst others, unemployment has continued to affect the youths in Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe youth constitute a large percentage of the population but they were the most marginalised when it comes to resource allocation. As a result the Government of Zimbabwe in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment introduced the Indigenisation policy that was meant to readdress the historical imbalances that existed during the colonial error. On this regard the Indigenisation policy was seen introducing the Youth development Fund which was meant to develop and empower the youth on different projects, thereby bringing them back into the mainstream economy and allowing them to economically develop themselves. The Zimbabwean government worked with various Youth Development Facilities that were releasing loans to the youth, aged between 18-35 years and these funding agents were the Kurera/Ukondla Youth Fund, IDBZ, CABS, CBZ and Stanbic. However, despite the availability of the indigenisation policy and these youth funding facilities, youth development remained questionable and has been greatly politicised, thus failing to bring the intended results, regardless of the government’s efforts to improve the livelihoods of youth. Qualitative research methodology with the use of interviews and documentary review was used on the impact of the indigenisation policy on youth development in the Gweru urban. Simple random sampling and purposive sampling were sampling designs used on the research and thematic analysis of data was used on data presentation and analysis.

Item Type: Thesis (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Political independence,Indigenisation
Divisions: Universities > State Universities > Midlands State University
Depositing User: Mr. Edmore Sibanda
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2017 01:03
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2017 01:03

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