Xaba, MB

Hi there, my name is Mzingaye Brilliant Xaba and I enrolled with the Sociology department this year (2013). Prior to this I was at Fort Hare University and I completed a degree in Social Science, majoring in Development Studies and Sociology.

I was then awarded with the Prestigious Andrew Mellon Foundation Scholarship to study towards an Honours degree in Sociology at Rhodes University. I was born and bred in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and I was awarded the Prestigious Presidential Scholarship to study at Fort Hare University in 2010. 

I am interested in policy studies, sustainable development, affirmative action policies, social welfare, and land reform as well as other developmental issues. My Honours thesis is titled “An investigation into the effectiveness of the Child Support Grant(CSG) in Chris Hani communities as a measure of alleviating poverty”.

The intent of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the child grant policy as one of the measures to alleviate poverty in South Africa, with particular reference to Chris Hani communities. The objective of this paper is to contribute to a more holistic understanding of the effects of child grant policy and most importantly, to come up with innovative ways about the policy in question, so as to bring about improvements in the policy model, so that it can be an effective model.

Last Modified: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:09:38 SAST