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EVALUATION OF SOCIAL MARKETING OBJECTIVES: A CASE STUDY OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OPERATION GCIN’AMANZI IN SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA

Maxwell Agabu Phiri, Degracia Khumalo

DOI: 10.22495/cocv12i4c5p1

Abstract

This study was aimed at investigating the effectiveness of the social marketing goal in the implementation of Operation Gcin’amanzi (OGM) in Mofolo North, Soweto, South Africa. The paper is based on a quantitative in nature, although qualitative data was collected to confirm and clarify issues identified in the survey questionnaire. A process-based research approach was pursued in order to measure the impact of social marketing as a phenomenon that has been explored in changing consumer behaviour for the public good. Due to unsuccessful telephone calls to the Johannesburg Water’s communication centre (JW) there is a lack of information from them on specific studies or surveys conducted specifically on OGM since its inception. It is anticipated that the findings from this study will add value to the knowledge in the public sector by elevating the significant role of social marketing in the delivery of basic services projects. These projects are complex in nature as issues of equity, access and the impact on development have to be considered, unlike in traditional marketing approaches where it is the benefit and satisfaction of an individual consumer that is key.

Keywords: Social Marketing, Project Management, Service Delivery

How to cite this paper: Phiri, M. A., & Khumalo, D. (2015). Evaluation of social marketing objectives: A case study of the effectiveness of operation gcin’amanzi in soweto, South Africa. Corporate Ownership & Control, 12(4-5), 517-528. http://doi.org/10.22495/cocv12i4c5p1

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