Institutional Voids: Impediment to the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in South African Municipalities

Abstract - EN

This paper examines institutional voids as a possible impediment to harnessing and articulating the contributions of social enterprises towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in South African municipalities. Municipalities are implementation sites for the national and provincial development goals which are aligned to the sustainable development goals (SDGs). However, our data suggests deficiencies in the Integrated Development Plan of municipalities which emanate from a Constrained Development Mandate and manifests itself in Deficient Sector Engagement as well as Fragmented Processes that work in concert to impede the harnessing and articulation of the contributions of social enterprises the SDGs.

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