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Latest Articles : 2007


During the 2007 Annual Conference, Professor Chris Thornhill was awarded the ASSADPAM Laudation for his selfless dedication to the discipline of Public Administration and Management. Professor Thornhill has served academia for more than 40 years and has been at the forefront of discipline development since 1967. He is still very active as lecturer, researcher and supervisor for a number of universities within South Africa. He is the Editor of the Journal of Public Administration.

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2021-Jun-13 11:22:22

The article essentially explores two leadership styles, namely Afrocentric and Eurocentric. The Western or Eurocentric style of leadership places emphasis on the individualist ideology, whereas the African or afrocentric style is collectivist in nature, underpinned by humanism - ubuntu. The article examines the good practices and lessons in both the leadership styles, and proposes a suitable leadership style for organizational effectiveness.

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2021-Jun-13 11:19:13

Central banks are unique public institutions. Generally, they are established by government, funded by government, and their governors and directors are appointed by government. Yet they have to be autonomous or independent from government! If not independent, grave risks entailing political manipulation and exploitation awaits them, harbouring threatening consequences for the economy and social structure of the country. Consequently, central bank independence (CBI) is currently international ...

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2021-Jun-13 11:15:18

An attempt is made to improve understanding of evaluation utilisation and, hopefully, promote broader utilisation by locating the discourse in the Weiss-Patton debate and exploring other views. In recognition of the importance of utilisation generally, and particularly in the context of the African Peer Review Mechanism, the article first examines and reviews various studies on the multi-faceted concept of utilisation or use, outlines what it is that is used, identifies the multiplicity of po ...

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2021-Jun-13 11:12:15

The South African government has, since 2000, sought transformation of apartheid structured higher education. The demand for transformation is multi-fold since the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 and the National Plan for Higher Education (2001) endeavour to rid higher education of its apartheid legacy. National and international educational and market trends place pressure on the higher education landscape of South Africa to transform. This quest for transformation has led ...

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2021-Jun-13 11:09:32

The South African government has, since 2000, sought transformation of apartheid structured higher education. The demand for transformation is multi-fold since the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 and the National Plan for Higher Education (2001) endeavour to rid higher education of its apartheid legacy. National and international educational and market trends place pressure on the higher education landscape of South Africa to transform. This quest for transformation has led ...

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2021-Jun-13 11:06:57

The aim of legislation, as well as that of most formal institutions involved with persons with disabilities, is to assist such people in playing a full participating role in society and to increase their employment on the open labour market. Despite legislation and various documents relating to the importance of the employment of people with disabilities in the open labour market, there is still a high level of unemployment and under-utilization of people with disabilities in the public secto ...

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2021-Jun-13 11:04:40