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(i) Historical and Theoretical Foundations of African Political Economy (7 Chapters). (ii) African Political Economy Thinkers (9 Chapters).

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2021-Jul-06 11:51:33

The South China Sea (SCS) remains a contested international terrain among the global hegemons, the United States of America (USA) and China. Both countries have two contrasting denfiitions of the international practice of the Freedom of Navigation (FON) programme in the SCS. The USA sees the sea as open water for aircrafts and warships' navigation, while China sees it as their claimed territory that should not be navigated by USA aircrafts and warships. What emerges here is the following ...

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2021-Jul-06 11:52:01

Revenue allocation among the three tiers of government in Nigeria has been a subject of hot debate because of the political nature of the exercise. Several attempts made by various administrations to evolve an acceptable and all-embracing revenue allocation formula for the country are yet to create the desired rapprochement among contentious groups. This paper examines the issue of revenue allocation and identified major challenges that are embedded in this as well as outlining prospects for ...

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2021-Jul-06 12:07:23

This article reviews the human resource policy and legislative arrangements in Tanzania in the context of public human resource development for local govern ment managers. The review is particularly concerned with how national policies and legislation provide an enabling environment for the development of managerial competencies for environmental policy implementation in Tanzanian local government areas. Managers of public organisations are expected to be competent in the implementation of di ...

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2021-Jul-06 12:07:42

Literature shows that women devote a greater percentage of their income to their families than men do, yet men still monopolise the status of providers, and women seem to have played along with this. Co-providing and dual-working has been a common practice among parents, especially within black households. The study used mixed methods, interviews and a questionnaire to determine the gender-diefrences in household nfiancial contributions or spending among employed couples. The study took place ...

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2021-Jun-28 17:54:09

Land reform programmes could be afected by changing climatic conditions, which could afect smallholder farmers and rain-fed agricultural production. Benecfiiaries of the land reform programme could be frustrated by erratic rains and unpredictable weather conditions. Predictions show that climate change will decrease agricultural production substantially in Africa and this could mostly afect small-scale farmers and new farmers with limited farming capital. This theoretical paper focuses on ind ...

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2021-Jul-06 12:08:23

The purpose of this article is to assess the influence of party politics on human resource practices in South African government departments. In terms of periodisation, primary focus is on the presidency of Jacob Zuma during the period 2011-2018. Focus is specicfially on what inuflence political ocfie bearers have on procedural and substantive fairness of dismissals in deafince of the right not to be unfairly dismissed or subjected to unfair labour practices, section 185(a) and (b) of the Lab ...

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2021-Jun-28 17:49:58

Undoubtedly, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) plays an integral role in funding students at the institutions of higher learning in South Africa. Many students from the marginalised communities of South Africa who enrol at local public universities and public Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) colleges benefit from this funding. Notwithstanding, institutions of higher learning have been undergoing several predicaments, which has resulted in the plummeting of fu ...

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2021-Jun-28 17:47:47

Despite many studies conducted on public sector leadership challenges, there remain no standardised approaches applicable universally to address leadership challenges in public sectors. This study was conducted in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa with the aim of addressing leadership challenges in the public sector. Existing leadership theories and models have been developed and designed for diefrent situations, cultures, political, economic, and social backgrounds, not taking into c ...

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2021-Jun-28 17:45:31

In terms of Section 205(3) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, the objectives of the South African Police Service (SAPS) are to prevent, combat and investigate crime, to maintain public order, to protect and secure the inhabitants of the Republic and their property, and to uphold and enforce the law. As an oversight body, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate [IPID] Act (No 1 of 2011) provides for independent and impartial investigation of identified criminal ...

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2021-Jun-28 17:42:24

The advent of democracy in South Africa has brought a revolution in citizens' interpretation of the mandate of the state. Extensive media coverage as well as commissions of enquiry on government's inability to deliver on its developmental mandate and several incompetent state institutions have led citizens to engage in violent protests. Seemingly, these incompetent state institutions have led to a weakened state, resulting in poor service delivery. The challenges of these institutions ...

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2021-Jul-06 12:11:24

The cost of governance in Africa has been a serious challenge to development and concern to scholars alike. The cost of governance is making it dicfiult for governments to implement development plans and projects. Mismanagement and waste appear to be the order of day as high recurrent expenditure, corruption, budget decfiit and sfical indisci pline continue to plague public nfiance. All these have arrested development in all facets of human endeavour, coupled with the world economic recession ...

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2021-Jul-06 12:11:07

Borrowing from the Nazi Joseph Goebbels's thinking, Tom Stafford (2016) reminds us that the laws of propaganda includes "Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth". This law captures the essence of what psychologists call "the illusion of truth" and it is as relevant today as it was during the Nazi holocaust (1941-1945). This tendency to manufacture, spread and repeat lies is not limited to political circles. In fact, it can be observed in inter-group relation ...

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2021-Jul-06 12:10:53