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Title:Transition and development
Author:Swilling, MarkISNI
Periodical:South African Review - SARS
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:community development
Abstract:After distinguishing two dominant conceptions of development, viz. the growth-centred, production-focused orientation and the 'spend-and-service' orientation, the author discusses an alternative development approach, community-controlled development, that has started to emerge in South Africa after 1990 from within the civic movement, and the larger movement of formations represented in the National Development Forum. Community-based development structures, however, are not receiving the support and assistance they need from local State formations. Community institution building, therefore, must be coupled to the creation of legitimate and structurally appropriate State structures both during and after transition. The author mentions four spheres of activity and intervention that have emerged to support this evolving community development process: planning, control, capacity building and finance. Ref.