Review of the Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP) and Its Infrastructure Development Project at Dolidoli Village: Solutions through Social Capital Adoption
The main objective of this chapter was to review the performance of the Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP) and its infrastructure development projects. The study was conducted at Dolidoli Village in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Primary data were collected from Fifty-five (n=55) households using an open-ended questionnaire instrument. The study used field work, Focus Group Discussion (FGDs) and Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) to collect data. The results revealed that the CASP experienced numerous intertwined complexities. There were doubts with regard to the initiators of the programme in the village. The majority of the participants were of the view that the programme was imposed on the community from unknown persons. Poor infrastructure was supplied. The infrastructure was also being extensively vandalised. The participants resolved that community members could volunteer monitoring vandalism of infrastructure emanating from the programme. A follow-up study on the vandalism of the CASP built infrastructure in the area is crucially needed.
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Mavhungu Abel Mafukata
Department of Development Studies, University of South Africa, RSA.
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