The management of public-private partnerships in restructuring the South African marine industry towards sustainable development
In the dissertation entitled The Management of Public-Private Partnerships in restructuring the South African marine industry towards sustainable development the author explores the thematic study of sustainable development through Public-Private Partnerships. The setting of the research project is a southern Africa case study of the marine industry in South Africa. The study develops a conceptual framework of how the contemporary discourse of sustainable development, namely, Public-Private Partnerships, could be applied in creating an environment for human security by restructuring its marine resource institutional economics towards community development enterprises. The objective of the study is to develop a conceptual sustainable resource management model that proposes new institutional arrangements between social, economic, environmental and political actors and stakeholders in the marine industry through Public-Private Partnerships. The thesis concludes to demonstrate how this resource management model result in equitable outcomes within the new institutional arrangements between the different actors and stakeholder in a Public-Private co-management system. It hereby applies the development discourse of Public-Private Partnerships in restructuring South African marine resource management towards sustainable development.