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Latest Articles : 2009


From compliance to performance : a leadership challenge in the South African public service, Journal of Public Administration, 44 (3) 2009 : pp. 60-469 : erratum

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2021-Jun-19 16:40:30

Public Procurement Accountability in Municipalities, in the South African Association of Public Administration and Management 10th Annual Conference Proceedings, Journal of Public Administration, 44 (3.2) 2009 : pp. 160-170 : erratum

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2021-Jun-16 18:33:52

This article argues that local government is a sphere of government through which the national government delivers its services to the people. Local government as such, is a systems that is well positioned to deliver service to communities and to implement the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP). However, local government, through municipalities, can deliver services to communities where community involvement and participation are strong. The article is conducted within the qualita ...

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2021-Jun-16 18:31:06

Communication competency is one of the eleven key management competencies constituting the performance management and development framework for Senior Managers in the South African Public Service. The communication phenomenon is complex and multi-faceted as evidenced by the communication competency definition and proficiency levels. Persuasion coupled with conversation and dialogue could be regarded as driving forces for effective communication, however, there are barriers to overcome. This a ...

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2021-Jun-16 18:28:06

In South Africa, the term co-operative government is increasingly used in the context of environmental management whilst public participation is enshrined in the South African legal framework. Within the context of co-operative environmental management, concepts such as intergovernmental relations, partnerships, collaboration and co-management are brought into consideration; thus emphasising the importance of working together and soliciting public input to manage the environment in a sustaina ...

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2021-Jun-16 18:25:30

The article presents the case studies of co-operatives which are established on the premise of alleviating poverty with special reference to selected provinces in South Africa from a comparative international perspective. The concept co-operative is developmentally focused, thus referring to member groups who share a common socio-economic interest. It fits into the developmental context of local government as part of the social security mainstream. The article addresses this issue: developing ...

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2021-Jun-16 18:22:38

Good governance reflects effective management and effective stewardship of public resources in an ever-changing and competitive international environment. The manner in which departmental activities are conducted is the critical link between inputs and outputs, that is, the effective and efficient utilisation of resources. Maximisation of organisational performance in relation to good governance should focus on improving institutional mechanisms such as leadership, the setting of clear operat ...

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2021-Jun-16 18:18:58

This article analyses and evaluates the implementation of the affirmative action policy in the context of South African public administration and its societal impact. The affirmative action policy in the South African context does not apply to only the South African public sector employees, but applies to all South African companies in order to balance the unequal representation of the South African labour force in terms of race, gender and disabilities. In the context of this article, the af ...

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2021-Jun-16 18:15:08

There has been little research conducted in South Africa on the cost of corruption in the context of the interface between public services and recipients at delivery sites. This article presents an exploratory overview of the challenges of corruption in service delivery with specific reference to impact and cost. It surveys the theory of corruption, South Africa's relative ranking in terms of the corruption perception, provides the institutional weaknesses in anti-corruption efforts and i ...

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2021-Jun-16 18:12:09

This article empirically analyses the impact that tax induced retirement benefits (pension payouts) have on contractual saving and consumption behaviour in South Africa. By using a basic extended Ando-Modigliani life cycle model it is shown that pension payouts accumulated through deductible contributions to retirement schemes contribute towards increased levels of consumption expenditure with the crowding out of discretionary household saving. The results also suggest that the taxing of reti ...

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2021-Jun-16 18:08:53