The report is based on research carried out during two workshops on ‘Systems Thinking’ and ‘Creating Shared Valued’ (CSV) with Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs), Small, medium, micro enterprises (SMMEs) and government representatives in the eMalahleni District in the Mpumalanga province and Rustenburg in South Africa.
The research was focused on Khulisa’s work on the identification of relevant SMME and NPO partners at grass-roots level with whom activities could be aligned in order to leverage wide scale change through collaboration and enhanced needs driven service delivery. The methodology used to collect data was mainly qualitative. Open-ended questions were handed out to participants to fill in their perceptions on the topic under discussion. Forty and twenty participants respectively from different sectors attended the workshop.
At the workshops three sets of data were collected and analysed thematically. Values were identified and they were then linked or associated with stakeholders. It was then identified how these stakeholders affect/relate to one another thereby identifying how they can make one another function better hence create shared value.
- Chingono, Tatenda T., Mbohwa, Charles. IEEE; 2016. Creating shared value in South Africa : a case study of Rustenburg and Emahlahleni regions.