Document Type

Capstone Project

Publication Date

Fall 2014


Corporate Responsibility, Youth Development


What is corporate social responsibility (CSR)? How does it directly affect the youth in the areas where corporations come in to set up factories or farms? When one thinks of corporations operating in Africa, only those examples from the news come to mind, and they are all negative. One example is the recent strikes at the Marikana Mines in the Gauteng province of South Africa due to unfair wages and sanitation issues in the camps where employees live. I intend in this capstone to paint a picture of a corporation in Africa that strives to work towards best practices, and to talk about the youth who benefit from their measures. While living in one of these communities, I gained a rare insight that one cannot report with a mere visit.