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This book has been written in an easy and accessible language for public officials to comprehend. It is highly recommended to everyone and, in particular, public officials who need inspiration in the face of the undue pressure of giving favours to individuals instead of providing their services to South Africans. ...

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2021-Jun-25 08:59:49

Agricultural production in South Africa still remains the main source of income for smallholder farmers. Citrus production in South Africa contributes about 16-23 percent to Gross Domestic Product and about two percent of employment. The purpose of this study article is to provide a description of the probability for South African citrus farmers to engage in collective marketing activities over time, given market and institutional characteristics. Using a sample of 120 citrus smallholder farm ...

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2021-Jun-25 08:55:06

This article seeks to undertake a review of South Africa's green growth and green economy with a special focus on the socioeconomic context. A systematic review was conducted to consider the country against the following essential green growth global indexes: Yale University Centre (2014), Global Green Growth Economy Index (OECD), World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) and Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (2014). In this review, it became appare ...

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2021-Jun-25 08:52:43

the country's welfare as it directly affects not only the well-being of the public, but also the performance of other sectors of the economy. Traditionally, infrastructure has been provided by the public sector which has been funded by large-scale borrowing. Public infrastructure provision is a natural monopoly which is suited to government agencies and does not allow completion in the normal manner. Housing development, in South Africa, embraces partnerships with other government departm ...

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2021-Jun-25 08:50:38

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, is the supreme law of the land. It is based on democratic values which include human dignity, the achievement of equality and the advancement of human rights and freedoms, non-racialism and non-sexism, rule of law, accountability, responsiveness and openness. Section 195(1) of the Constitution states that: Public Administration must be governed by democratic values enshrined in the Constitution, including certain specific prin ...

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2021-Jun-25 08:48:24

It is necessary for Graduates to explore entrepreneurial opportunities provided by the government so that they can gain employment for themselves and other members of their society. In the South African economic climate in which job opportunities are limited, particularly in agriculture, it is important to inquire as to how students and graduates of agriculture perceive the governance of available entrepreneurial programmes. Consequently, the aim of this article was to investigate a selected ...

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2021-Jun-25 08:44:55

Poor economics and an unstable political environment in various African countries has been a major factor that has led to the increase in the inflow of migrants into South Africa. This has often placed intense pressure on public resources which has led to tensions and violence in the country. Managing xenophobic tensions and violence in the city has become routinely daunting and a necessary task for police officials. This situation is exacerbated when police stations and courts cannot provide ...

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2021-Jun-25 08:42:08

It is essential to assess the nature of women's involvement in agricultural projects because the Land Reform Policy is aiming at creating an enabling environment for South African women to access, utilise and manage land, thus, creating gender equity and reduce women's vulnerability. Despite various policies and interventions that have been in place to ensure women's participation in agricultural projects and land ownership, there is still a dearth of research in understanding lan ...

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2021-Jun-25 08:39:52

After 23 years of democracy, South Africa has thrived and overcome various social issues that have heavily plagued its citizens. The government has seen to it that various policies and strategies are put in place as guidelines for South Africa's development agenda, vision and objectives, namely the National Development Plan vision 2030. From the NDP emanated the concepts of high quality public service and social cohesion. Undoubtedly the delivery of efficient, effective and human orientat ...

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2021-Jun-25 08:37:45

Post-apartheid South Africa embarked on an important democratisation and decentralisation process that included reforms in local government and traditional authorities in the former Bantustans. A new conception of ╩╗developmental local government╩╝ introduced the notion of elected local leadership and placed emphasis on improving the quality of life of the previously disadvantaged sectors. Nevertheless, this democratisation and decentralisation process did not contribute to women's politi ...

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2021-Jun-25 08:35:16

In an effort to realise its constitutional obligation towards land reform, it is crucial for government to ensure that land redistribution is expedited and regulated within the proper legislative frameworks. This article analyses the current legal framework regulating land expropriation in South Africa and takes a closer look into the link between expropriation law and administrative law and the role that each plays in the land reform process. The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa ...

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2021-Jun-25 08:32:46

The success of the government of South Africa is dependent on its system, structure and performance in different areas of focus. These broad areas of focus include health, education, local government, home affairs, international relations and parastatals, among others. In this case, there is a need to ensure that modern systems and competent officials are in place to realise the set objectives. One of the most important components of building a credible system of governance is to maintain ins ...

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2021-Jun-25 08:27:58