University of Pretoria

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The role of social and cultural arrangements of the host communities in mining entry strategies

posted on 2021-04-12, 19:10 authored by Lindani MyeniLindani Myeni
These datasets are made of interview consent forms, transcripts and submission forms which include the copyright declaration form, research report declaration form, and a certificate of additional support declaration form.
The research study conducted was a qualitative study, and an exploratory research methodology was undertaken. A total of 15 semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with mining executives of various mining companies in various mineral sectors including chrome, coal, gold, iron ore, platinum, minerals sands and vanadium in six provinces in South Africa. Data was collected through online interviews and audio recordings were transcribed using Otter software and a professional transcriber. The data was analysed using a coding process and thematic analysis using Atlas.ti data management system. The key findings of the research study reveal that the demands of the social and cultural arrangements of the mining host community , which often lead to mine closures and business disruptions, can be addressed by adopting four elements into a mining entry strategy namely; social partnerships, meeting of social needs, cultural recognitions and cultural understanding.