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Latest Articles : 2018


Apartheid, which is systemic racism or tolerated institutionalised racial segregation, is the epitome of man's inhumanity to man with many attributes, imprints and indelible manifestations. These manifestations are evident in the social, economic, cultural and, most importantly, the psychology of the people. South Africa (SA), as a nation, is still in the process of rebuilding and transforming itself into the exact opposite of what it was, but this has proven both laborious and complex. T ...

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2021-Jun-25 10:26:06

Public sector institutions face complex problems in addressing ethical and social responsibility issues. Ethics requires of professionals to maintain the highest degree of trust and confidence bestowed upon them by employers, by ensuring an ethical standard is practised when carrying out their business activities. The public service is riddled with acts of corruption that manifest itself in different categories, namely fraud and bribery, procurement irregularities, unethical behaviour and cri ...

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2021-Jun-25 10:23:53

Despite the overall positive effects of black economic empowerment, a model used for agricultural extension is critical for boosting the economic sustainability of the rural communities. This article explores the agricultural extension models used in the rural parts in OR Tambo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape Province to determine an appropriate theory that can be extracted. The researchers used a quantitative survey research method on a sample population of 97 respondents. These re ...

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2021-Jun-25 10:21:19

In South Africa, the general perception of employment performance has been rather negative. Critics argue that despite improved economic growth rates during the 1990s and 2000s, these gains have not been translated into increased utilisation of the country's labour resources. This article explores these issues by examining how the employment intensity of growth in the non-agricultural formal sector has evolved, with a view to identifying key growth sectors that are employment-intensive. A ...

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2021-Jun-25 10:18:17

Small-scale farming is usually intended to contribute to food security, which could assist in the reduction of poverty. Despite South Africa being food secure at the national level, food insecurity exists at household level. In South Africa, the implementation of household level food security programmes, including women's food security projects, have been some of the most important interventions. This article aims to evaluate the financial viability and sustainability of women's food ...

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2021-Jun-25 10:15:40

This article considers the challenges which impede the efficient and effective implementation of healthcare governance structures in the North West Province of South Africa. The discussions focus on the understanding of healthcare problems. Furthermore, the challenges that existed when implementing the healthcare governance structures to ensure that there is improvement in the manner in which healthcare delivery is undertaken in the North West Province receives attention. Recent strikes and p ...

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2021-Jun-25 10:13:09

This article intends to make sense of community protests in South African municipalities. This is important because municipalities have been characterised by persistent community protests in recent years. Scholars, policymakers and commentators have advanced various reasons for contextualising the ‘root causes╩╝ of such protests. Such reasons include, but are not restricted to, governance failures, poor service delivery, and unresponsive local governance. Although the author is mindful ...

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2021-Jun-25 10:09:42

The concept of public interest has found varied applications in diverse fields of study and professional practice such as public administration, politics, law, social relations and physical planning. Despite the pervasive applications of this concept, building a consensus around the connotation has been rather problematic. Drawing on the wealth of extant works on the concept of public interest, this article attempts a conceptual overview of this oft-used, but largely nebulous concept with a v ...

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2021-Jun-25 09:54:37

This article focuses on the value of governance for the discipline of Political Science. A discipline such as Political Science cannot be static and must reflect on the current changes and new trends in research. It is the argument of this article that the political scientist must reflect on its epistemology and ontology. Any discipline must be open to new ideas and is confronted with new challenges. Governance has a political dimension because it reflects on the political process and include ...

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2021-Jun-25 09:51:43

Much is being expended in the continuous capacity development of public servants by means of formal programmes in administration, management, leadership and other subjects that receive unequal priority. From an education, training and development (ETD) perspective, careful selection and design has to be made based on a sound understanding of curricular themes, their academic and social contexts, knowledge structures, discourses and worldviews. Through the lens of a scholar in education and a ...

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2021-Jun-25 09:49:17

African National Congress Politics and their Impact on Government The recalling of Thabo Mbeki and, subsequently, Jacob Zuma as presidents of South Africa during their lame duck moments requires the party in government, the African National Congress (ANC), to undertake some introspection. It is a fault line that exposes the weaknesses of internal controls within the administrative machinery of the party. This situation has egregiously affected South Africans because of i ...

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2021-Jun-25 09:46:32