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dc.contributor.advisorNarsiah, Sagie.
dc.creatorZulu, Mcebo Goodman.
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-09T08:48:16Z
dc.date.available2018-05-09T08:48:16Z
dc.date.created2016
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/15199
dc.descriptionMaster of Science in Public Policy. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 2016.en_US
dc.description.abstractAfter the demise of apartheid the inner city of Durban faced a degeneration problem because of rapid inward migration. To facilitate integration and transformation the Durban Municipality embarked on a number of projects focusing on inner city and coastal revitalisation, inner city redevelopment, and the creation of new mixed nodes to integrate the buffer zones which separated different races during the apartheid era. With the FIFA Soccer World Cup event in South Africa in 2010, there was a need for the transformation of public spaces such as Durban’s beaches. The South beach and Front beach now known as New beach were revamped for the World Cup. Blue Lagoon beach was the last beach to be revamped, and just like the beaches revamped before, it generated protests. The complexity of many planning projects and more importantly, the commitment of the planners themselves obstructed citizens from being actively involved in the decision-making. The Durban North Blue Lagoon beach project which started in 2012 took much longer than the others to complete. It was the aim of this study to investigate where, when, and how public participation was considered during this project. This study argues that the protests which started after the project was implemented can be attributed to a lack of public participation during the project planning stage. This study assesses the public policy process followed in consulting or alerting the community regarding the project. It is prevalent that just like most development projects; a ‘top-down’ approach was adopted and implemented by the developers as a way of communicating with the community.en_US
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_US
dc.subjectTheses - Public Policy.en_US
dc.subject.otherBlue Lagoon Beach.en_US
dc.subject.otherDurban North.en_US
dc.subject.otherPublic participation in projects.en_US
dc.subject.otherPublic policy progress.en_US
dc.titlePublic participation in the Blue Lagoon beach project, Durban North.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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