The Journal of Public Administration is accredited with the South African Department of Higher Education and Training, and international Bibliography of the Social Sciences. (IBSS)

ISSN: 0036-0767

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Chief Editor and Chairperson of the Editorial Committee: Prof. M.H. Maserumule
Deputy Editor: Prof. K. Phago
Policy Review Editor: Prof. F.M. Lucky Mathebula
Book Review Editor: Dr. O. Nzewi

  • Prof. E.J Van Rooyen
    Prof. M.S.Binza
    Prof. T. Khalo
    Prof. H. Kroukamp
    Prof. M.H Kanyane
    Prof D.M Mello
    Prof. Y. Penceliah
    Dr. T. Matsiliza
    Dr. M.J.D Matshabaphala
    Mr. K. Maimela


  • Prof. EOC Ijeoma, School of Public Management and Development, University of Fort Hare
    Prof. K. Kondlo, Centre for Africa Studies, University of the Free State
    Prof. S.R Malefane, Department of Public Administration and Management, University of South Africa
    Prof. S. Vil-Nkomo, Executive Director, University of Pretoria
    Dr. G. Labri, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Prof. M. Genge, Department of Foreign Affairs, South Africa
    Prof. J. Beebe, Gonzaga University, Spokane, USA
    Dr. K.J. Maphunye, Research Unit, Electoral Commission of South Africa
    Prof. H. Woodhouse, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
    Dr. Pan S. Kim of Korea, School of Social Sciences, Yonsei University, Kangwon-Korea
    Dr. B.C Mubangizi, School of Public Administration and Development Management, University of Kwa-Zulu-Natal
    Dr. I. Kabumba, African Association for Public Administration and Management
    Dr. F.M.Lucky Mathebula, Ministry of Public Service and Administration, DPSA
    Prof. C. Mokadi, Chief Executive Director, National Institute for Higher Education: Mpumalanga, South Africa


  • Prof. D. Rich, University of Delaware
    Prof. M. Aristigueta, University of Delaware
    Prof. B. Basheka, Uganda Management Institute
    Prof. L. Mollo, Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy (PALAMA)
    Prof. M.P. Sebola, Department of Public Administration, University of Limpopo
    Dr. M. Ndletyana, Mapunguwe Institute for Strategic Reflection
    Prof. K.B. Moeti, Tshwane University of Technology


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Volume 36, Issue 1, March
  1. Editorial – Thornhill, C.
  2. Equity in the academic workplace: policy considerations and interventions for reform – Kunye, Jerry O.
  3. The generation of additional financial resources to facilitate the HRD of the public service – Fourie, David.
  4. Shortage of effective employees and integrated local economic development: the South African case – Bouare, Oumar.
  5. Integrated development and the Brownfield’s Phenomena – Van Rooyen, Enslin
  6. Public Service Ethics, M.J Mafunisa: book review – Koma, Samuel.

Volume 36, Issue 2, June

  1. Editorial – Thornhill, C.
  2. Tribute – Thornhill, C.
  3. Honing a set of global ethics for South Africa – Hilliard, V.G.
  4. Professional migrancy in South Africa’s civil service:  preliminary reflections on ethical issues – Wamala, A.S.
  5. Transitions and trends in policymaking in democratic South Africa – Booysen, Susan.
  6. Research report 2000: attitude and  opinion survey: organizational culture in the South African National  Defense Force: research result – Van Rensburg, Wikus
  7. HIV / AIDS   – the slow onset disaster: disaster management perspective and challenges in the new millennium: view – Burger, D.; Brynard, Petrus A.

Volume 36, Issue 3, September

  1. Editorial –Thornhill, C.
  2. Strategies for diversity management – Greybe, L.; Uys, F.M.
  3. In pursuit of improved public management education and training  in an electronic environment – Clapper, Valiant; Greyling, Fracilene
  4. Quality of life index: measure of policy success – Jordaan, Andre C.
  5. Some factors to consider in the conservation of the Cederberg  Wilderness Area – Smith, F.H
  6. Character makes leaders: horsemanship trining and the development of junior officer leadership at the South Africa Militery Acsdemy – Erasmus, W.D.; Van Rensburg, J.L.j.

Volume 36, Issue 4, December.

  1. Editorial – Thornhill, C.
  2. Self-organizing structure: theoretical construct or practical reality? – Muller, J.J.(Kobus)
  3. Establishing a management by projects approach for service delivery – Van der Waldt, Gerrit.
  4. The South African – senior public service: roles and the structure in post-1994 department – Maphunye, K.J
  5. Professionalism : the ethical challenge for municipal employees – Mafunisa,M.J

Issue 1, Volume 37, November.

  1. Editorial – Vil-Nkomo, Sibusiso.
  2. Building and utilizing African brain power to advance NEPAD – a proactive approach: keynote address – Dogonyaro, S.T.
  3. Leadership for development in a globalized environment – Vil-Nkomo, Sibusiso.
  4. NEPAD: object and implications for investment and trade – Links, E.; De Gama, J.;
  5. Towards a model to enhance Africa’s sustainable tourism competitiveness – Health, E.;
  6. Economic growth and development constraints in Africa – Schoeman., N.J.
  7. The ICT sector meeting the NEPAD challenge: M-cell / MTN’s contribution to the African Renaissance – Muthien, Yvonne; Khosa, Mashack.
  8. NEPAD: an opportunity for small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurs in Africa: viewpoint – Enoki, Yasukuni.
  9. Murray & Roberts – partnering NEPAD for Africa’s future: viewpoint – Fraser, Tom.
  10.  Transnet’s strategic business involvement in Africa: viewpoint – Mkwanazi, M.E.
  11. The establishment of the Millennium Africa Feasibility Fund: viewpoint – Hopwood, John; Lodder, Hans

Volume 37, Issue 2, June.

  1. Editorial – Thornhill, C.
  2. Facilitating negotiations through electronic decision support software – Cloete, F.
  3. Public Administration and the future: modernizing government through information technology – Pillay , S.
  4. Guidelines for designing a training program for officials in the financial management category in the South African public Service – Fourie, D.J.
  5. Macro perspective on intergovernmental relations in respect of local political structures – Barle. D.G.
  6. Organs / mechanism / bodies to promote ethical government in South Africa – Bauer, C.

Volume 37, Issue 3, September

  1. Editorial – Thornhill, C.
  2. The functioning of the southern African Development Community (SADC) and the primary characteristics of member’s state – Thornhill, C.; Van Dijk, H.G.
  3. The South African Development Community (SADC): from colonialism to indepence and thereafter – Holtzhausen, N.
  4. Intergovernmental relations in the SADC state: regional and sub-regional (local) structures – Malan,  Lianne
  5. Generic conditions impacting on the development of structures in Southern African Development Community  Countries (SADC) and influencing intergovernmental relations – Odendaal, Marei-Jane
  6. The dynamics of population density, ethnicity, and area in Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) Intergovernmental Relations – Mello, D.M.
  7. New service: Theses abstracts – Published: 2002
  8. New book announcement – Published; 2002

Volume 37, Issue 4, December.

  1. Editorial – Thornhill, C.
  2. Public policy-making  and policy analysis in South Africa amidst transformation, change and globalization : views on participants and role players in the policy analytic procedure
  3. Improving effective governance outcomes with electronic decision support tools – Cloete, G.S.
  4. Skills training: a prerequisite for the changing position and status of public servants in South Africa – Kroukamp, Hendri.
  5. Local government: quo vadis? – Cameron, Robert.
  6. Addressing social exclusion: the Bloekombos case – Muyonjo, F.; Theron, F.
  7. Comments on the Viewpoint of F.d Deacon: “civil Governance of South Africa’s territorial waters, exclusive economic zone and continental shelf: a provincial perspective” – Smith, F.H.
  8. Civil Governance of South Africa’s territorial waters, exclusive economic zone and continental shelf (F.D.Deacon).                                                                                                                                         A provincial governance perspective: comments – Van Rooyen E.J.

Volume 38, Issue 1, March

  1. Editorial – Thornhill, C.
  2. Establishing administrative  culture in South Africa : a case of legitimacy, ethics and trust in the face of globalization – Sindane, A.M
  3. State-societal relations in contested confines: corporatist regimes and the informal political economy with reference to South Africa – Croucamp, Pieter.
  4. Military trade unions in South Africa: a reality since 1999. Positive externalities? – Van Rensburg, Wikus.
  5. Sustainable local communities:  what is the role of South African metropolitan governments? – Odendaal, Marie-Jane.
  6. The governance of South Africa’s “ocean territory”: some further thoughts: comment – Deacon, F.D.

Volume 38, Issue 2, June.

  1. Editorial – Thornhill, C.
  2. Foreign policy: a study in public Administration – Kent-Brown, Duke; Roux, Nico.
  3. Separation of politics from the South African public service: rhetoric or reality? – Mafunisa, M.J.
  4. Strategies for indigent policy formulation and implementation in urban settlements in South Africa – Arntz, T.; Bekker, K.; Botes, L.;
  5. Transformation of public sector auditing in South African countries:  comparing the independence and accountability of supreme audit institutions – Clark, Colin; De Martinis, M.; Kiraka, R.
  6. Fiscal decentralization in Tanzania: for better or for worse? –  Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge – Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge.
  7. Freedom and equality: the essence of human rights: view point – Kent_Brown, Duke.
  8. Local Government Financing and Development in South Africa, P.S. Reddy, D. sing, S. Moodley; book review – Thornhill, C.

Volume 38, Issue 4, December.

  1. Editorial – Thornhill, C.
  2. The fiscal impact of unemployment insurance programmers’ as automatic stabilizers: the South African experience – Swanepoel, J.A.
  3. Responsibility, accountability and ethics:  the case for public service leadership – Kuye, J.O.
  4. Organizational restructuring and structural change: towards area – based metropolitan governance in Durban – Reddy, P.S.
  5. The use o a performance management system to ensure an integrated approach to human resource development – Van Dijk, H.G.
  6. The communal nature reserves: a concern for development in Limpopo province – Sebola, M.P.

Issue 1, Volume 39, November

  1. Editorial – Kuye, J.O
  2. Continental policy targeting and the NEPADisation process: issues, trends and option – Kuye, J.O.
  3. Municipal government: acknowledging democratic imperatives – Thrornhill, C.
  4. Public private partnerships (PPPS) and their role in extending access local governance – Phago, K.G
  5. Training needs analysis for middle management: a South African public service experience – Fourie, D.
  6. Evaluating training – the missing link in public  service  human resource development – Van Dijk, H.G
  7. Organizational flexibility and human resource utilization with reference to the health sector in South Africa – Roux, N.; Schoeman, L.
  8. Customer relation management  in government ; the case of government employees pension  fund of South Africa – Brynard, P.A. Fisher, H.
  9. Sustainable agricultural development among the South African development community (SADC): considering integrated development planning practices and institutional arrangement – Van Rooyen, E.J.
  10. Service delivery in the South Africa public service: implementing of batho pele principles by Statistics South Africa – Crous, M.
  11. Editorial – Thornhill, C.
  12. Public Administration Research … a South African masquerade – Wesseld, Jacobus, S.
  13. Network management to strengthen local management and government in a NEPAD environment – Kroukamp, H.
  14. “Does one size-fit all? The case for the asymmetrical devolution of local power in South Africa” – Tapscott, C.
  15. The government of metropolitan cities in federal systems – Steytler, N.
  16. Patient centeredness for improved health services – Clapper, Valiant A.; De Jager, Johan W >
  17. Comments on: J.S Wessel: Public Administration research … South African masquerade: comments – Kirchner, M.
  18. Lekgotla. The art of leadership through Dialogue, Willem H.J de Liefde : book review – Van den Heuvel, Henk; Wels, Harry.

Volume 39, Issue 2, June

  1. Editorial – Thornhil, C.
  2. Contextualizing the guidelines of public administration within the selected African community values – Tshikwatamba, N.E.
  3. Enhancing community participation in developmental local government for improved service delivery – Ababoi, E.P.
  4. Measuring efficiency ant effectiveness in local government in South Africa – Mafunisa, M.J.
  5. Domestic and socio-economic influences on the performance of African women managers in the Free State Provincial Administration – Lues, L.; Geldenhuys, A.J.; Joubert, G.
  6. Military leadership: a challenge beyond full range leadership – Van Dyk, G.A.J, Van neirker, N.J.
  7. Ecologically sustainable development in the utilization of natural resources: the Cederberg Wilderness Area experience – Smith, F.H.
  8. The fifth Annual Conference of (SAAPAM)                                                                                               25-26 November 2004                                                                                                                                       Boardwalk: Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth: call fro papers – Published in 2004.
  9. Call for nominations for SAAPAM Annual Awards – Published in 2004.

Volume 39, Issue 3, September

  1. Editorial – Thornhill, C.
  2. Modeling Stakeholder engagement- public sector perspectives – Palmer, P.N
  3. Provision of utilities: the Kenya experience – Harmse, C.; Jordaan, A.C; Van Rensburg, J.J.
  4. Sustainable development: the question of integration and coordination – Muller, K.
  5. Perspectives of effective financial management in public sector – Van Wyk, H.A.
  6. The viability of electronic learning as a training strategy in the Eastern Cape: a case study of the office of the premier – Nel, H.; Ngambu, M.; Williams, B.
  7.   Special issue – local government ‘research’: a rejoinder: comments – Cameron, Robert.
  8. Consulting and research in South Africa: whither the “grey domain”? : A reply to Rob Cameron – Atkinson, Doreen; Bekker, Koos.

Volume 39, Issue 4, December

  1. Editorial – Thornhill, C.
  2. Human resources management of diversity in the public sector: addressing challenges of inequality and exclusions – Tshikwatamba, N.E.
  3. Federalism in a multi-ethic state with special reference to Nigeria – lle, I.I
  4. Measuring sustainable government of performance – Cloete, C.
  5. Emotional intelligence for organization effectiveness – Penceliah, Y.
  6. Key issues in the whistle blowing process – Auriacombe, C

Issue 1, volume 40, September

  1. Introductory comments – Thornhill, C.
  2. Editorial – Clapper, Valiant A.
  3. Developing the multi-discipline of the public administration – proposition for South Africa and continental agenda setting – Clapper, Valiant A.
  4. Good governance as a sine qua non for sustainable development in a new Partnership for Africa’s development (NEPAD): a conceptual perspective – Maphunye, K.J.
  5. Re-politicizing the bureaucracy to solve apartheid’s inequalities? The ‘political administrative interface’ in South Africa – Maphunye, K.J.
  6. Increasing customer satisfaction through enhancing service delivery: an internal marketing approach – De W. Fourie, L.; De Jager, J.
  7.   Measuring customer and employee satisfaction and business excellence in local government green industries – Nel, W.A.J.; Haycock, E.
  8.  Swimming against the tide – the plight of a whistleblower in South Africa – Diale, A.J
  9. The perceived  usefulness of WebCT training for Public  Management students at the  Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) – Maries, L.; Johnnes, H
  10. House of Bush – house of Saud : The secrete  Relationship between the world’s Two Most Powerful Dynasties, Craig Unger : book review – Clapper, Valiant A
  11. 6th Annual Conference

Making Government Stronger: Building Partnerships and Networks- Published: 2005

  1. Editorial – Thornhill, C.
  2. Metropolitan governance in Toronto beyond the amalgamation era: quo vadis? – Reddy, P.S>
  3. South Africa’s tariff liberalization policy: an appraisal of developments during the 1990s – Rangasamy, L.; Harmse, C.
  4. Contracting-out of public services and its implications for accountability: reflections on the Australian Public Service – Diale. A.J
  5. Commercialization of urban environmental maintenance services by South African municipalities – Haycock, E.; Stone, A.B.
  6. Challenges and opportunities for local government development with reference to the Polokwane municipality in the Limpopo province of South Africa – De Villiers, A.; Kalema, R.
  7. Consultants in South Africa: intellectual or self-proclaimed ‘poineers’? :  Comment – Cameron, R.
  8. A final response to Robert Cameron : comment – Bekker, J.C; Atkinson, D
  9.   The Quest for Sustainable Development, W. Fox & E. Van Rooyen(Eds) : book review – Thornhill, C.
  10. South African municipal government and administration: The new Dispensation – J.J.N. Cloete and C. Thornhill : book review – Mafunisa, John

Issue 2, volume 40, November

  1. Editorial – Auriacombe, C.J.; Thornhill, C.
  2. The management of the selection and supervision of postgraduate research students in Public Administration: facing difficult challenges – Brynard, D.J.
  3. Writing research proposals for theses and dissertations in Public Administration : problematic aspects of foundational skills – Auriacombe, C.J
  4. Government’s management of the South Africa aids epidemic: lessons for public administrators – Fourie, P.
  5. Disaster management: an overview – Uys, F.
  6. South Africa labor: a tripartite relationship? – Ferreira G.M.
  7. Building and maintaining high-performance teams – Stroh, E.c
  8. Linking human resource development to effective service delivery in South Africa public sector – Majam, T.
  9. The  state of gender mainstreaming in South Africa – Sadie, Yolanda
  10. Access to information, public participation and access to justice in environmental decision-making – Nealer, E.J.
  11.  Emergent federalization of the state in South Africa? – Venter, Albert
  12. Successes and failures of the organization of South Africa unity :  lessons for the future of the Africa Union – Schalk, Baba; Auriacombe, C.J; Brynard, D.J.
  13. Tourism, poverty and sustainable development: observations from Nepal – Shahia, M.; Smith, F.
  14. 6th Annual Conference

Making Government Stronger: Building Partnerships and Networks- Published: 2005

  1. Editorial – Thornhill, C.
  2. Developing a learning public organization and improving the productivity of public human resources – Binza, S.M.
  3. Managing skills and institutional capacity for municipal service delivery – Marais, L.; Kroukamp, H.J
  4. Assessment of the status of HRD in the North West province – the case of the office of the Premier and the Department of Education – Masilo, L.
  5. Applying  the Public Service Anti-Corruption Strategy in pursuit of accountable South African public administration – Webb, W,
  6. Fiscal constraints emanating from the last final apartheid budget in South Africa – De Wet, H.f
  7. Participatory Development: A Development: A Development Management Perspective. I. Davis – F Theron and K.J. Maphunye

Issue 3, volume 40, December

  1. Editorial – Kuye, J.O.
  2. The state of research and scholarship in Public Administration – Kuye, J.O
  3. The ‘new public management’ and public sector training in Africa – Paterson, A.; Mafunisa, M.J.
  4. Organizational learning : an imperative for the transformation of the south Africa  public  service – Fraser-Moleketi, Geraldine; Van Dyk-Robertson
  5. A decade of transformation: an interview – Thornhill, C.
  6. Revisiting the African Peer Review Mechanism : the case for leardership and good governance in Africa – Mukamunana, R.; Kuye, J.O
  7. The Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve : envisaging a socio-economic development  partnership – Van Rooy, E.J
  8. Service delivery in the South Africa  public service : an overview from 1994 to 2003 – Naidoo, G.; Kuye, J.O
  9. Improving public service delivery in the new South Africa : some reflections – Mubangizi, B.C
  10. Policy implementation : lessons for service  delivery – Brynard, P
  11. The role of civil society organizations in policy marking process in Rwanda – Mukamunana, R.; Brynard, P.A
  12. The utilization of the budget as a strategic and managerial tool – Fourie, D.J
  13. A reform model for the  improvement of municipal service delivery in South Africa – Roux, N.L.; Nyamukachi, P.M
  14. Local government and local government election: bridging the private and public lives of women and men – De Waal, M.
  15. A country comparison of the best practices in the telecommunication sector – Mabotja, J.K.; Van Heerden, J.H
  16. Editorial – Thnorbhill, C.
  17. Rural solid waste management  : a planning strategy for higher density agricultural region – Van der Merwe, J.H
  18. Public choice and the regulatory role of government – Jordaan, A.C.; Jordaan, Y
  19. Managing HIV / AIDS policy in democratic South Africa : a systems theory revisited – Ababio, E.P
  20. How far have we come? Integrating women in management in South African public service – Penciliah, Y.
  21. Effective academic liaison : an evaluation – Nealer, Eric

Conference Proceedings, October

  1. South African Association of Public Administration and Management(SAAPAM)6th Annua Conference
    Theme : Making Government Stronger: Building Partnerships and Networks: foreword – Van Wijik, Gerda;
  2. leading internal customer care for external excellence – Crous, M
  3. Public or protect disclosure? The Fallacy of whistleblowers protection in south Africa – Daile, A.J,; Holtzhausen, N.
  4. Role of managers towards a transformed public  service – Fourie, D.J
  5. Public-private partnerships – a mechanism towards fiscal responsibility. An overview of issues, trends and options for HIV/AIDS intervention strategies in South Africa – Fourie, D.J.
  6. Research in public Administration and Management. A view on pragmatic research undertakings – Hanyane, B.
  7. Development of a communication strategy for the non-payment of services: the case of Mogale City – Haycock, K.
  8. Conflict of interest in South Africa: unraveling the revolving door – Kanyane, M.H.
  9. Partnerships in local government to improve service delivery in South Africa – Kroukamp, H.
  10. The evolution and management of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park: an international collaborative effort – Mello, D.
  11.  Challenges of regional integration in Africa: policy and administrative implications – Mukamunana, R.
  12. A transformative African leadership and governance framework to improve public service delivery in South Africa – Naidoo, G.
  13. Buffalo City’s Municipal Employee Assistance Program – a case study     – Petzer, S,; Schoeman, R,
  14. Strengthening local economic development (LED) – Phago, k.
  15. Overview of required skills and expertise of councilors at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality in terms of the new developmental mandate – Raga, k.; Taylor, D,
  16. Discussion of project management as applied in development type projects within a partnership environment – Schoema, A.S.
  17. Promoting accountability as a tool of making government stronger and building partnerships and networks – Tengeni, P.M.
  18. Transforming through total quality management (TTTQM) – simple but not obvious – Thompson, F.D.
  19. The political / administrative interface: time for reconsideration? – Thornhill, C.
  20. Leadership management: an anatomy of salad within a dish in the organizational context – Tshikwatamba, N.E.
  21. Using formal assessment methodologies to ensure a sustainable pool of managers – Van Dijk, H.G,
  22. Sustainable urban re-development: the strollers Overnight Accommodation and Business Facility – Van Rooyen, E.J.
  23. Synergies between an integrated development plan, a service delivery and budget implementation plan (SDBIP) and other related plans for 2005-2006 fiscal years – Vatal, S.W.
  24.  Organizational performance, success and failure in the public sector – Van der Heijden, T,; Mlanda, M.
  25. Developing more creditable, relevant and effective delivery model for training and development in the public sector – Yeowart, S.; Soobrayan, B.

Volume (41) Special issue (1) July

  1. Importance notice – Thornhill, C
  2. Editorial – Thornhill, C
  3. Paying lip service to local economy development (LED)? – a city of Tshwane metropolitan municipality case study – Breitenbach, M.C
  4. Implementation of accrual accounting in the public sector : easier said than done – Van wyk, H.A
  5. The nature and causes of corruption : the perception of KZN public service managers and anti-corruption agents – Van der Merwe, A
  6. Max Weber’s bureaucracy – a stracture or obstacle to improved service delivery? – Esau, Michelle V
  7. The establishment of the South Africa social security agency : the case of alternative service delivery – Koma, S.B
  8. Developmental local government: a case – study of south Africa, J. De Visser : book review
  9. Editorial – van der Westhuizen, Johan
  10. The public administration researcher: either absent or unscientific? – Wessel J.S.; Pauw J.C
  11. Integrated performance management : the evolving South African management model – Minnar, F
  12. A conceptual analysis of Total Quality Mangement (TQM) – Oschman, J.J.; Stroh, E.C.; Auriacombe, C.J
  13. Corruption in South Africa with Particular reference to public sector institutions : the evil of evils – Kroukamp , H
  14. Whistle blowing in disaster prevention and rehabilitation – Uys, F
  15. Prerequisites for the successful implementation of the promotion of access to information Act@ of 2000 – Rorbert, B
  16. Strategic human resource management in public service : a South African Police Service perspective – Van der Westhuizen, E.J
  17. Enhancing gender equity in the public service : the case of Limpopo Province – Mafunisa, M.J

Volume (41) Issue (2) June

  1. Call For papers-
  2. Editorial- Thornhill
  3. Environmental health in the west coast: the decentralization quandary – Cameron.; Ismail, A.O
  4. Decentralized service delivery in Uganda : issues , challenges and constraints- Isingoma,P.; Reddy, P.S
  5. Rethinking fiscal decentralization in  South Africa- Schoeman,N.J
  6. Managing local government performance : key considerations and challenges- Van Der Waldt, G
  7. Service delivery in district management areas : the case of district municipalities- Makgoba, S
  8. Research methodology ( third edition), C. Welman, F. Kruger & B. Mitchell : book review- Thornhill,C

Volume (41) Issue (3) October

Editorial – Thornhill, C.; Mouton, Johann; Lutabingwa, Jesse
Problematic aspects of the research, design and measurement process in Public Administration research: conceptual considerations – Mouton, J.; Auriacombe, C.J.; Lutabingwa, J
Research design in public Administration: critical considerations – Webb, W.; Auriacombe, C.J
The purpose and revelance of a scientific literature review : a holistic approach to research – Majam, T.; Theron, F
The dendrogram technique as a tool to development questionnaires – Schutte, De Wet
Understanding and planning measurement – Auriacombe, C.J
Fundamentals of index and scaling techniques – Lutabingwa, J.; Tlhoalele, C.; Jarbandhan, D.B
Sampling and sampling design – Burger, A.; Solima, T
Using the survey procedure and interview data collection technique – Jarbandhan, D.B.; Schutte, De Wett
Fundamentals of evaluation research – Cloete, F
Ethical issue in social research –lutabingwa, J.; Nethonzhe, T

Volume (41) Issue (4) December          

  1. Editorial –thornhill
  2. Monitoring and evaluation in Africa with reference to Ghana and South Africa –Dassh,M.O; Uken, E.-A
  3. Social responsibility and accountability : the case of multinational enterprises operating in South Africa –Moeti,K.B.;Makamunana,R
  4. Consolidation of coordination in the center: trends in policy -making in South Africa- Booysen ,S
  5. What price developmental land use in South Africa? Paying lip service to law – Ingle, M
  6. The new budgeting approach in South Africa : a critical assessment- Mkhize, N.;Ajam, T
  7. The process of military leadership development for Africa : a theoretical discussion – Van Dyk, G.A.J.; George, S

Volume 42 number 1 March 2007
Service delivery for community development: Reconciling efficiency and community participating with specific reference to a South African rural village – K. Muller

A framework for assessing environmental governance structures – P.M. Sebola & L. de W. Fourie

Nature reserves and local economic development: A question of beneficiaries in Maleboho Nature Reserve – E.J. van Rooyen & M.A. Peet

The role of developmentally focused institutions and agencies in creating a sustainable infrastructure for regional and sub-regional trade facilitation – W.van Rensburg

Career paths of employees in South African public sector: The military University Educator model as a benchmark

RESEARCH FINDINGS – W.Manona & F. CloeteImpact of basic health services on the quality of life in poor communities: an empirical assessment

BOOK REVIEW – M. AnsteyManaging change – Negotiating conflict – Huchzermeyer & A. Karam(Eds.)Informal settlements: A perpetual challenge? – H. Swanepoel & F. De BeerCommunity development. Breaking the cycle of poverty

Volume 42 number 4 September 2007

Accountability: an assessment at the local government sphere – H.A. van Wyk

Recognizing public sector assets in statements of the financial position-a mammoth task – C.O.K. Allen-Ile and S.A. Munyaka

Public sector employees’ perception on performance management system’s influence on a career development – S. Nsingo and E.J Styen

Technical regulatory reform in Africa: a condition for a competitive regional economy – M.K. Ingle

The effects of crime on urban sprawl in South Africa

BOOK REVIEW – K. Moeti (Ed.)

Public Finance Fundamentals – M. Kotze

The quality of work life of people with physical disabilities in the public sector – E. Draai & E.A. Uken

Employment equity at newly merged institutions: The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University – M.O. Dassah & E.A. Uken

Towards more effective utilization of evaluations – B. Wessels

The relationship between government and central banks: How independent are central banks in the Common Monetary Area (CMA) of Southern Africa? – Y. Penceliah & E.N.J. Mathe

Afrocentric versus Eurocentric leadership: Towards an appropriate style for organizational effectiveness – B.C. Mubangizi

Volume 42 number 5 November 2007 Conference proceedings

Bloodhounds on municipal financial management: What goes awry? – L. du Plessis & K. Thomas

Economic development capacity in local government: Realistic expectations or unrealistic dreams? – T. Edwards

Ethical fitness for accountable public officials: An imperative for good governance – D. Fourie & J. Jordan

Contextualizing the measurement of governance in public financial management – N. Holtzhausen

Whistleblowing for good governance: Issue for consideration – H. Kroukamp

Leadership in local governance: A prerequisite for good governance and effective service delivery? – H. Kroukamp

Public sector training in South Africa: Vehicle towards good governance: Fact or fallacy? – J.O. Kuye & I.U. Ile

Realizing the full potential of public service reform philosophies: with particular reference to the Nigeria’s Servicom and South Africa’s Batho Pele principles – L. Lues & C.L. Bester

The impact of legislative directives and human behaviour on the ethical conduct of public service managers – R.S. Masango

Role of public opinion in the governance of a democratic state with reference to South Africa – D.M. Mello

The pathology of sexual harassment in the South African public service – K.L.B. Moeti & T. Khalo

Restructuring the provincial sphere of government in South Africa: exploring options for sustainable reform for improved service delivery – L. Mothae & M. Sindane

A strategy-focused leadership for improving public policy implementation and promoting good governance – Z.J Ndevu, A. Ile & I.U. Ile

The relationship between human resource development practices and service delivery in South African local government environment – N. Nealer & K. Raga

Nature and extent of local governance in South Africa – L. Shoeman

Embracing e-government: In search of accountable and efficient governance objectives that improve service delivery in the South African health sector – P. Seemela & X. Mkhonto

Fundamental for good governance in the public sector – A.M. Sindane

Sustaining good governance: Is ethics and anti-corruption initiative and agencies the answer? – B. Siswana

Governance and public finance: A South Africa perspective – M. Subban, I. Nzimakwe & P. Pillay

E-government as an alternate service delivery strategy – E.J van Rooyen & M.A. Peet

Sustainability in developing country trade and the role of African Public Administration – H.A. van Wyk & H. Kroukamp

Costing of public service: A necessity to ensure good governance? – L. Vermeulen

Talent management as strategic tool in retaining human capital – S. Vyas-Doorgapersad

Corruption in the public sector: A comparative analysis – C.J. Napier

Volume 42 number 6 November 2007 Special Issue

Qualitative field research – C.J Auriacombe

Unobtrusive research methods: critical issues – F. Theron and S. Wetmore

Research innovation in public and development management: Locating participatory learning and action (PLA) in the participatory development debate – J. Mouton

Approaches to programme evaluation research – F. Cloete

Data analysis in qualitative public administration and management research – J.Lutabingwa and C.J Auriacombe

Data analysis in quantitative research – C. Tlhoalele, T. Nethonzhe and J. lutabingwa

Foundational considerations in selecting a research topic and writing a thesis or dissertation proposal – J. Lutabingwa and D.B. Jarbandham

Writing theses and dissertation – L. Posthumus

Preparing a research article for publication – J.O. Kuye

The role of Public Administration in leadership and governance: A review of civics, citizenship and political education – E. Ababio

Marriage for development: Ward committees as partners in participatory democracy – G. van der Waldt

Organizational profiling as foundation for service delivery baseline analysis – A Diale, H. Maserumule & D. Mello

Public sector administrative reforms and accountability: “A marriage of inconvenience “- U. Kakumba & D.J. Fourie

Revitalizing accountability in public management reform: Issues and challenges for development countries – H.G. van Dijk & P.A. Croucamp

The social origins of the developmental state: Reflection on South Africa and its local sphere of government – C. Thornhill

The administrative burden of globalization – L. Schoeman

From competition to collaboration: Policy-making lessons to be learnt from tourism when designing a national health care system – E.J. van Rooyen & L.P. Malan

Informal trading in the city of Johannesburg: Suggestions to create an enabling environment – M.S. Binza

The changing balance between state and market: A case of the privatization process of state-owned enterprise in South Africa – D. Fourie

Financial control measures enhancing good governance – E. Ababio

Volume 43 number 3 September 2008

  1. Editorial –  D. Sing and V. Govender
  2. Understanding the mentoring and coaching imperative for the senior management level of South Africa public service – Y. Penceliah
  3. Managing across cultures for organizational success – E.P Ababio and  L.K Mahlatsi
  4. Legal framework of local government in combating poverty in South Africa –S. Madue and V.S Mahwi
  5. Public expenditure (Mis-) management in the Ekhurhuleni and Sedibeng health region – L. Marais, F. Human and L, Botes.
  6. Measuring what? The utilization of development indicators in the integrated developing planning process – L.J. Erasmus
  7. Assessing financial performance in the South African public service – M.H. Kanyane

Volume 43 Number 3.2 November 2008

  1. Editorial
  2. The state of IDP in Limpopo Province –N.S Mashamba
  3. Framework for strengthening the capacity of municipality in South Africa:                                        A development local government perspective – M.H Maserumule
  4. Public Participation and the integrated development planning processes in South Africa – K.J Maphunye and J.M. Mafunisa.
  5. Integrated development  planning (IDP) and local economic development (LED) in South Africa: The power-twins – S.R. Malefane and E. Mashakoe
  6. Public private partnership as a tool for development state – V.V.P. Seemela
  7. The transformed local government system: some lessons – C. Thornhil
  8. Role of educational institutions in professionalizing IDP training – M.H. Kanyane

Volume 43, Number 4 December 2008

  1. Editorial
  2. The welfare consequences of provincial financing in South Africa – H.F. De wet
  3. Audit committees and accountability in the South African Public Sector – D.P van der Nest.
  4. The contribution of public private partnerships to economic growth and human capital development: a South African experience – D.  Fourie
  5. Legislative, policy and institutional measures for promoting  administrative justice in South Africa – D. Sing and P. Pillay
  6. Confronting management dilemmas: the introduction of single public service legislation in South Africa – V.Naidoo
  7. A caveat on public management  reform and corruption prevention – W. Webb
  8. The progress of South African  Revenue service on its service quality journey – S. Smulders and M. Stiglingh

Volume 43 Number 4.1 December 2008

  1. Editorial
  2. Development initiatives and global, governance: A continental perspective – J.O Kunye and  U. Kakumba
  3. Trust building as a leadership pillar in the South African local government – H. Kroukamp
  4. Organizational transformation in South African local government: Are our municipality’s centres of service excellence? –L. M. Du Plessis
  5. community participation in eThekwini Municipality with particular reference to ward committees –T.I. Nzimkwe and P.S. Reddy
  6. public participation: A case study of ward committees in Buffalo City Municipality – P.S. Reddy and B.H. Sikhakane
  7. Conceptualizing Local Economic Development as a community engagement strategy for poverty alleviation – M.H. Kanyane
  8. Research in South Africa’s local sphere of government – S.R. Malefane
  9. The executive mayor/ municipal manager interface – C. Thornhill
  10. Utilizing environmental management systems to address municipal sustainable development – E.J. van Rooyen and R.R. Naidoo
  11. Transformative role of local government to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals – S. Mathews and N. Ohadi
  12. Forging democracy from below: The challenges and imperatives for crafting community participation and engagement – N. Tshishonga and M. Mbambo
  13. Determining an ethical basis for public sector procurement management: The South African local sphere of government – K. Rega and W. Albrecht
  14. Making restitution work: The challenge of building sustainable governance and institutional structures in public administration – L. Schoeman and D.J. Fourie
  15. Training as an essential tool for successful local government transformation: Developing the culture of learning in municipalities – L. Mothae

Volume 44 Number 1 March 2009

  1. Editorial
  2. Strengthening senior management skills in the South African public service: a rationale for strategic leadership – G. Naidoo
  3. Skills deficit and development in the South African sector: A training and development perspective – B.Qwabe and S. Pillay
  4. Intermediate-level public sector skills provision and FET Colleges: expanding the agenda and widening the impact – S. Akoojee
  5. Skills development in South African public service: problems and solution – T.I Chelechele
  6. Performance management and skills capacity in the government sector – M.J. Mabelane
  7. A quest for pragmatism in education and training in public administration – S. Vyas-Doorgapersad and E.P. Absbio
  8. Globalization: transformation polices and the role of the states- E.O.C. Ijeoma

Volume 44 number 1.1 April 2009

  1. Editorial
  2. Implementation of developmental local government for alleviating poverty and inequality – K. asmah-Andoh
  3. Public participation for effective service delivery: A local government perspective – E. Draai and D. Taylor
  4. Public participation: An imperative for sustainable democracy and effective service delivery – R.S. Masango
  5. Relationship between the affordability of basic municipal service and satisfaction: The Soweto community case study F.G. Netswera and K.G.  Phago
  6. Facilitating housing delivery by inculcating patriotism on citizenry – w. Isaacs –Martin
  7. Structuring South Africa municipality for effective local economic development (LED) implementation -S.R. Malefane
  8. Public transport system in promoting access and mobility in the Johannesburg CBD – B.R. Hanyane
  9. Promotion of Administrative justice Act  2000:Three types of administrative actions – M. Van Heerden
  10. Employment of women in the South African national Defence Force 1998-2008 –S.B. Kahn
  11. A service delivery perspective on administration –P.N. Mfene
  12. Debating substantive democracy : post – Polokwane political rhetoric – J. Steyn – Kotze
  13. Organizational trust as a prerequisite for whistle blowing  – N. Holtzhausen
  14. Advantage and challenges of using the case study method in teaching public administration – L.C.Binza and K. Asmah – Andoh
  15. Human capacity building through Administration Education at UNISA – L.C. Van Jaarsveidt
  16. Managing municipal services partnerships – M.S Binza and K.Asmah – Andoh
  17. Implementation of poverty alleviation projects: experiences of project members in the Chris Hani District, Eastern cape Province – T.V. Mayekiso, D. Barnes and V. Makhalane

Volume 44 number 2 June 2009

  1. Editorial
  2. Evidence-based policy analysis in South Africa: Critical assessment of the emerging government wide monitoring and evaluation system – F. Cloete
  3. Civic engagement and public policy implementation:  The child support grand – P.A. Brynard
  4. The south African presidential participation program (imbizo): A mechanism towards participatory governance – O. Hartslief
  5. Public service delivery challenges facing the South African public service – R.H. Nengwekhulu
  6. Promoting a culture of learning and institutionalizing a learning organization in the South African public sector – V. Govender
  7. Minnow brook, mount Grace and the state of the Discipline – R. Cameron and C. Milne
  8. Community participation in the integrated Development Plan: A case study of Govan Mbeki Municipality – E.L. Tshabalala and A. Lombard

Volume 44 Number 3 September 2009

  1. Editorial
  2. An overview of current public financial management in South Africa today – S.M. Madue
  3. Is the transformation of public sector financial reporting in provincial governments on track? – H.A. van Wyk
  4. Community development and service delivery in South Africa: Work, workers and challenges – B.C. Mubangizi
  5. Conceptualization and contextualization of corporate governance in the South Africa public sector: Issue, trends and prospects –S.B Koma
  6. From compliance to performance: A leadership challenge in the South African Public Service – T.B. Luthuli
  7. Total Quality Management (TQM): An imperative guide for leaders in the South African Public Service –K.K. Maimela
  8. Integrated Development Plan (IDP) in South Africa local government: The case  of the city of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality – K. Phago
  9. Administrative culture, accountability and ethics: Gateways in search of the best public service – A.M. Sindane

Volume 44 Number 4 September 2009

  1. Editorial
  2. Impact of the tax induced retirement benefit scheme on consumption and saving in south Africa – N.J. Schoeman V. C Nhabinde
  3. Costing the impact of corruption on service delivery in South Africa: An exploratory overview  – T.M.Ruhiiga
  4. Affirmative Action Policy: The administrative efficiency and socio-cuitural impact on the South African society  – M. Sebola
  5. Institutional mechanisms and good governance: A perspective on the South Africa public sector  – D. fourie
  6. Co-operatives as part  of social security mainstream for poverty  alleviation in selected municipalities  – M.H Kanyane
  7. Co-operation environmental management: The applicability of a multi-dimensional model  – L.P. Malan
  8. Enhancing the communication competency of senior managers in the South Africa service – D.  sing
  9. Nature and purpose of developmental local government: Case of the Limpopo Provence – M.J Sefala

Volume 44 number 4.1 December 2009

  1. Editorial
  2. New Public Management reforms in the South African public service: 1999-2009 –R. Cameron
  3. Transforming the public service to support the development  state – R. Liven
  4. Affirmative Action in South Africa: From targets to empowerment – C. Miline
  5. Revising administrative ‘capacity’ in the context of public service transformation – V. Naidoo
  6. E-Governance Policy  1999-2009: Paths and limitations to progress – L.Abrahams
  7. “That elusive value” – institutionalizing management  development  for developmental government – A. Mclenna and M. Orkin
  8. A single Public Service  for Service of South Africa: Process and prospects – L. Abrahams, P. Fitzgerald and R. Cameron
  9. Ten-Year review of public service transformation under the stewardship of Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi – D. Argyriades

Volume 44 number 4.2 November 2009

  1. Editorial
  2. The internal audit as tool to enhance the quality of qualitative research – W. Schurink
  3. Qualitative research design as tool for trustworthy research – E. Schurink
  4. Methodological perspectives for novice grounded theory researchers in Public Administration and Management research C. Auriacpmbe
  5. Assessing the impact of complex social intervention – J. Mouton
  6. Fourth generation evaluation research as a form of qualitative constructivist inquiry: The case of the Presidential Izimbizo – O. Hartslief and C. Auriacombe
  7. Teaching software technology  in the social sciences Quantitative (data) analysis and solutions – P. Croucamp

Volume 45 Number 1 March 2010

  1. Editorial
  2. An overview of learning style flexibility and whole brain learning in assessment practice: An outcomes  based approach  – N. Holtzhausen
  3. Perceptions of stakeholders involved in a public-private partnership arrangement: A  case study of solid waste management in the City of Windhoek, Namibia – C. Keyter
  4. Citizen participation and democracy- safeguarding citizen participation through government of National Unity (GNU) or democracy violated? – I. ile and J. Mapuva
  5. Capacity building for developmental local government in South Africa – S. Vyas-Doorgapersad
  6. Marketing as a tool to promote public service provision – T. Nzimakwe
  7. Leadership and good governance in Public Administration. A critical need for transformative African leadership and good governance for adoption by the South Africa Public service  – G. Naidoo

Volume 45,1.1 March

Editorial – Kuye, J.O; Khalo, T.; Thornhill, C.

Impact  of ipsedixitism on Public Administration  scholarship in South Africa – Maserumule, M.H;

Public Administration theory: justification for conceptualization –Thornhill, C.; Van Dijk, G.

The state of  local government in South Africa: issues, trends and options – Koma, S.B.;

Community partnerships – enhancing  municipal food security policy – Malan, L.P; Van Rooyen, E.J

The role of local government in mitigating the impact of the recession – Malefane, S.; Khalo, T.

Local government and sustainable post-settlement support for restitution: in search of efficient governance objectives in public Administration – Fourie, D.J.; Schoeman, L.

The role of the Royal Bafokeng administration in the promotion of municipal service delivery – Thornhill, C.; Selepe, M.M.

Imperatives of on-the-job training for service delivery at the Emfuleni local municipality – Mampane, P.M.; Ababio, E.P.

Policy implementation and cognitive skills: the difficulty of understading implementation – Brynard, P.A,

Implementation of Employment Equity: a case of the Universities of Venda and of Pretoria – Sebola, M.S; Khalo, T.

Planning economic diversification: a local economic development strategy towards economic-base restructuring – Malefane, S.R.

The effects of HIV / AIDS on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Sub-Saharan Africa – Fourie, D.J.; Schoeman, R.E.

Unplugging the leadership quagmire: the case for developing nations – Kunye, J.O

Intergovernmental relations and integrated development planning (IDP) in Souh Africa – Mello, D.M; Maserumule, M,H.

The role and importance of whistle-blowing in building organizational integrity in the public sector: a theoretical exposition – Diale, A.J.

The state of transformation in South African public service : a case study of the national Department  of Agriculture – Moeti, K.B.; Zondi, D.

Towards a review of South Africa’s research on corruption in the public sector. 1994 to 2009: trnds, gaps and implications for public policy – Kondlo, K.

An overview of current public financial management in South Africa today – S.M. Madue

Is the transformation of public sector financial reporting in provincial governments on track? – H.A. van Wyk

Community development and service delivery in South Africa: Work, workers and challenges – B.C. Mubangizi

Conceptualization and contextualization of corporate governance in the South Africa public sector: Issue, trends and prospects –S.B Koma

From compliance to performance: A leadership challenge in the South African Public Service – T.B. Luthuli

Total Quality Management (TQM): An imperative guide for leaders in the South African Public Service –K.K. Maimela

Integrated Development Plan (IDP) in South Africa local government: The case  of the city of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality – K. Phago

Administrative culture, accountability and ethics: Gateways in search of the best public service – A.M. Sindane

Nature and purpose of developmental local government: case of the Limpopo Province, Journal of Public Administration, 44(4)2009; pp. 1158-1172: erratum – Sefala, M.J

Volume 45 number2 June 2010

Municipalities and Information Technology Governance – Towards a Strategic Planning Framework – E. Kaselowski, B. von Solms and R. von Solms

Mainstreaming Government-Wide Monitoring and Evaluation Policy in South Africa: An Eye on Impact Assessment – E.O.C Ijeoma

Implementation of the Integrated Quality Management System: A Case Study of the Pinetown District, KwaZulu-Natal – M.P. Ntombela, Z. Mpehle and Y. Penciliah

Resetting the Policy Agenda for Urban Agriculture in South Africa – C.M. Rogerson

Making Participation Governance Work – Re-Inventing Izimbizo Forums In South Africa – K. Kondlo

Book Review – A.J. Diale

Conference Announcement

Volume (45) Number (3) September 2010

An Evaluation of The Efficacy of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature: the Case of the Portfolio Committees –T.R Mle,; M.D Qwase

Perceptions of Leadrship Effectiveness in the Public Sector an Empirical – M. Kotze,; I.Venter

Enhancing Ethical conduct in the South Africa Public Service – V.P.P Disoloane

Smme Procurement issue in Local Government: A Gauteng Metropolitian Study – A.J. Antonites,; M. Truter

Comparison of the Income and the Nwanedi River Basin with Poor Townships in Soweto – R. Mears.; M. Biyase

Volume (45) Number (4) December 2010






Volume (46) number (1) March 2011

Developmental state as a model for Africa’s development: Is its emergence imminent? – M.O. Dassah

The relevance of the developmental state model to South Africa’s and Botswana’s public services: A comparative perspective – K.J. Maphunye

Realizing development local government in a developmental state – N. Nkuna

Incorporating population issues into integrated development plans of municipalities with specific reference to the province of KwaZulu-Natal – B.C. Mubangizi

Prioritization of the tourism industry as a local economic development sector approach for rural coastal areas in South Africa: The case of the Transkei Wild Coast Community – L. Ntonmizama and M.S. Binza

Women’s representativeness in the South African public service – S.B. Kahn and V. Louw

Professionalization in the public service and academia: A scientific perspective from a house divide – I.D. De Vries and J. Steyn

Governance and regional institutions: Exploring designer’s intentions – O. Nzewi

Volume (46) number (1.1) March 2011 Special Issue

Government policy on black women enterpreneures in Tshwane Metropolitan area of South Africa – E.O.C. Ijeoma and G.E. Chiloane- Tsoka

From informal settlements to brick structures: Housing trends in Post- Apartheid South Africa – C. Ndinba, N.O. Uzodike and L. Winaar

The implications of training measures to the development of affirmative action appointees: insights from Mpumalanga public hospital – E.M. Rankhumise and D.M. Mello

South Africa’s response to the global financial crisis: implications for public administration – H. Kroukamp

Civil society participation in the government: re-examining the third sector in global perspective – M.M. Sibanda

South Africa intergovernmental relations: a definitional perspective – F.M. lucky Mathebula

Government subsidized financial assistance to small scale businesses: A comparative analysis of Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe – E.O.C. Ijeoma and O. Matarirano

Gender mainstreaming with special reference to senior management in local government in local government – Y. Penceliah

Volume (46) number (2) June 2011

The constitutive element of the crisis of public policy perfotmance in South Africa – K. kondo

Financial viability of rural municipalities in South Africa – M.H. Kanyane

The role of traditional leadership in promoting governance and development in rural South Africa: A case study of the Mgwalana Traditional Authority – K. George & M.S. Binza

Regime change in public transport policy management in South Africa – B.R. Hanyane

Volume (46) Number (3.1) September 2011 Special Issue- 2011 Local Government Elections

Editorial Note – Mutuwafthethu J Mafunisa

Contextual Perspective: 2011 Local government elections – Turning of the tide? – Mcebisi Ndletyana

A vote of confidence: election management and public perceptions electoral processes in South Africa – Jare Struwing, Benjamin Roberts & Elme Vivier

Changing voting patterns? – Ebrahim Fakir & Weseem Holland

Elections and political culture: issues and trends – Xolela Mangcu

Inkata Freedom Party – National Party dynamics in the KwaZulu-Natal Province – Jabulani Sithole

A glimpse into the future of the Congress of the People – Mashupye H. Maserumule & Ralph Mathekga

Western Cape local government election: triumph of the political over racial and religious identities? – Leslie Dikeni

Independent vs the ruling party: a case of Maletswai Municipality – Mcebisi Ndletyana



The strategic position and intergovernmental relation roles of South Africa’s local economic development agencies – Sr Malefane

Improving the business environment for local economic development in South Africa – CM Rogerson & JM Rogerson

PUBLIC FINANCIAL CONTROLS: Can South Africa municipalities improve – L Ntonzima

The role of traditional leadership in a developmental state: the case greater Sekhukhune district municipality of South Africa – KG Phago & FC Netswera

Talent management as a key imperative for leadership development – EJ van Rooyen & C Whittle

The socio-economic impact of illegal immigrants: A case of Zimbabweans in the city of polokwane – M Sebola

The role of community development workers within the South Africa local government – VPP Disoloane & BC Lekonyane

The impact of globalization on human resource management policies and procedures in the South Africa public service – P. Veeran

An exploration of public sector supply chains with specific reference to the South African situation – IM Ambe & JA Badenhorst-Weiss

Volume (46) Number (4) December 2011

Editorial note – Mutuwafthebu J

South Africa’s trajectory towards a Democratic Development state a Human Development perspective – N. Tshishonga, J. Maphunye

Making community-based participation work: Alternative route to civil engagement in the City of Cape Town – Z.J Ndevu

Aids councils – are they promoting public participation and partnership at the local sphere of government in South Africa? – R.M Maredi

Interested and effected parties (I&Aps) and consultants’ viewpoint on the public participation process of the Gautrain Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) – M. Aregbeshola, K Mearns, R. Donaldson

Structural provisions for establishing and managing monitoring and evaluation units in government departments – E.O.C Ijeoma

Value of impact evaluation of public service transformation: lessons learnt from a South African police service specialized unit – J.G van Graan & H.F Snyman

Implementation of a performance management system: a case study of Ba-Phalaborwa municipality in Limpopo – S.S sebashe, O. Mtapuri

Are the financial procurement policies for outsourcing government functions adequate? – H.A. van Wyk

Maladministration, corruption and financial misconduct in the Eastern Cape department of Health – N. Mhlauli

Ethics, integrity and good governance: the case of South Africa’s local sphere of government – T.R Mle, S. Maclean

Immigration and refugee policies: Unpacking policy dilemmas in South Africa. – S.I. Dintwe

Interactive and transactive nature of the South Africa intergovernmental relation practices – a local government perspective – F.M. Lucky Mathebula

Challenges and opportunities of democratic decentralization in sustaining local government in Botswana and South Africa – K.B. Dipholo , E.D. Mafema, N. Tshishonga

Government mentorship programmes for women entrepreneurs in Tshwane, South Africa – E.Chiloane-Tsoka, D.M. Mello

Government support and factors hindering small business survival in the Kroonstand area – W. Ladzani, C. Nieuwenhuizen, S. Nhlapo

Contemporary perspectives an autocratic leadership – Z. Maseti, N. Gumede

Volume (47) number (1) March 2012

The new and the old in the complex of power relations in the politics of knowledge – a polemic editorial – M.H. Maserumule

‘Humanities to come’ and ‘ the university without condition’- transforming the humanities in South Africa: The persistence of unresolved nation agenda issues – K. Kondlo

The paradigms of public administration re-examined: a reflection – B.C. Basheka

Public administration theoretical discourse in South Africa and the developmental local government: A need to go beyond modern thinking – N.W. Nkuna and M.P. Sebola

From public administration to governance: Science or ideology? – V.N. Louw

Why the past matters: studying public administration in South Africa – I. Chipkin and S. Meny-Gilbert

Hegemony and public administration scholarship in South Africa – F.M. Lucky Mathebula

Public administration scholarship in South Africa: an inevitable postulation of prospects – K.G. Phago

Determining the role of academics in teaching and improving of public administration in the 21 century – X.C Thani and V.P.P. Disoloane

Theorizing a democratic developmental state: issues of public service delivery planning and violent protest in South Africa – J.P Tsheola

Discourse on the concept of a developmental state in South Africa: a deconstructive approach – M.H. Maserumule

Volume (47) number (1.1) March 2012

The question of service delivery in South Africa – An editorial perspective – M.J. Mafunisa, M.P. Sebola & J.P Tsheola

Are service delivery protests justifiable in the democratic South Africa? – Z. Mpehle

Post-Apartheid public service delivery and the dilemmas of state capitalism in South Africa, 1996-2009 – J.P. Tsheola & M.P. Sebola

Operationalizing inter-governmental relations for service delivery: what role can community development workers play? – N. Tshishonga & E.D. mafema

Ubuntu management approach and service delivery – K.I. Theletsane

Key factors in the successful implementation of Batho Pele principles – T.I. Nzimakwe & Z. Mpehle

A critical analysis of the 2010 public service strike in South Africa: A service delivery approach – T.R. Mle

Impact of performance management on service delivery in the South Africa public service – R.K. Manyaka & M.P. Sebola

Public sector financial accountability and service delivery – C.C Ngwakwe

Social structures and financial service delivery to poor households in South Africa – M.P. Mashigo

Should municipalities account to the legislature? Issues parliamentary oversight and service delivery – K. Masehela, M.J. Mamogale & R. Makhado

Locating the role of service delivery within powers and functions of local government in South Africa – N.W. Nkuna & T.L Nemutanzhela

Integrated development planning process and service delivery challenges for South Africa’s local municipalities – T.S. Madzivhandila & A.A. Asha

Public service delivery and local economic development in South Africa’s impoverished community – J.P Tsheola & M.J. Mokgokong

South Africa municipal infrastructure grant: operational planning and budgeting for basic service delivery – M.H. Modipane & M.P Sebola

Objective role of the South African media industry: the watchdogs for good government and service delivery – M.P. Sebola

Book review page – Francois Theron

In remembrance – A tribute by Solly Pillay

An obituary – by Kabelo Moeti

Volume (47) Number (2) June 2012 
Worst of times, best of times: the last editorial-Mutuwafethu J Mafunisa
Complexities of the oversight role of legislatures-SM Madue
Participatory budgeting for sustainable local governance in South Africa- NS Matsiliza
Incremental housing process: A viable option for South Africa?-SA Mokgadinyane, MH Maserumule and T Khalo Customers’ perceptions of the work performed by the Internal Audit Functions (IAFs) in the public sector: A case of the National Treasury-N Motubatse
Diffusion of E-government services: A citizen’s perspective-M Mpinganjira
Economic empowerment zone programmes in Soweto, South Africa: A case of Urban renewal projects-LB Mzini and SP Maoba

Volume (47) Number (2.1) June 2012

  1. Consciousness, Conscience and the liberation of the mind-an editorial perspective- K Kondlo
  2. Contextualising the theme of Gauteng Provincial Legislature`s knowledge management summit- Hon. U. Moiloa
  3. Institutionalisation of knowledge management and parliamentary role of servicing democracy in South Africa: An opinion based on the keynote address- S. Fikeni
  4. Reconstructing knowledge production for effective management in the legislature in South Africa- K. Kondlo
  5. The development of appropriate knowledge for amending money bills in a provincial legislature- J.C. Pauw
  6. On the path to acquiring independent information for enhancing law-making, oversight and public participation- K. Mansura
  7. Knowledge management in the South Africa legislative sector – S.M. Madue & L. Ncume8 Entrenching knowledge management in legislative business: Lessions for consideration in the legislative sector- R. Dagada

Volume (47) Number (3) Septermber 2012

  1. Meaning of editorship and the unanswered principal question of the discipline-Editorial essay- M.H. Maserumule
  2. Rural local governance in South Africa: Towards a postmodern Public Administration Epistemology- M.M. Sibanda
  3. Citizen-Driven approaches in fighting corruption: A comparative analysis og Uganda`s and South Africa`s Local Government Systems- B.C. Basheka and B.C. Mubangizi
  4. The critical need for ethical leadership to curb corruction and promote good governance in the South African Public Sector- G. naidoo
  5. The importance of state-business relations advancing developmental goal in South Africa-The case for corporative social responsibility- A.J. Diale
  6. Governance and public leadership: The missing link in service delivery in South Africa –  A.M. Sindane and S. Nambalirwa

Governance and Public Leadership: The missing link in service delivery in South Africa- A.M. Sindane and S. NambalirwaVolume (47) Number (4) December 2012

  1. Paradox of governance in a changing world: An Editorial perspective- M.H. Maserumule
  2. In remembrance: Duet of courage- Professor V.P.P DISOLOANE AND DR. P. VEERAN- M.H. Maserumule
  3. Governing and who governs- The Conundrum of a changing society- N.B. Zondi and P.T.G. Mkhize
  4. Women caught between a rock and a hard place: An impirical investigation of local economic development initiatives in Cato Manor, Durban- N. Thabethe
  5. Globalisation and leadership in the industrial development- Z.M. Dweba & R.D. Thakhathi
  6. Disaster risk reduction policy for sustainable development in the South African development community: A policy perspective- S. Vyas-Doorgapersad & T.M. Lukamba

Volume (48) Number (1) March 2013

  1. Editorial – K. Phago
  2. Organizational work procedures and service efficiency: conceptual extrapolations and views from an organizational policy and procedures review process – O. Nzewi
  3. A qualitative enquiry into customer care centres: the case of eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality – S.B. Ngcamu
  4. State capitalism, meta-governance, state-capital nexus and state activism paradoxes in the Gauteng freeways – J.P. Tsheola
  5. Untenable marriage: situating civil society in Botswana and South African political landscape – K.B. Dipholo & N. Tshishonga
  6. Research and knowledge management gaps in African election management bodies: a dilemma for governance and electoral democracy? – K.J. Maphunye
  7. Ethical training for effective anti-corruption systems in the South African public service – R.K. Manyaka & M.P. Sebola
  8. Child trafficking for sexual exploration within the United Kingdom: a North Western perspective – S. Nichol & S. Skipper
  9. The implementation of gender equality policies in achieving millennium development goal three in the Sedibeng District Municipality – S.D. Govender & S. Vyas-Doorgapersad
  10. The praxis of governance in surmounting new frontiers: implications for the South African public service as a member of the Brics states – S. Balkaran
  11. The etymological context of governance in South African public administration: a missing link in reconceptualising the concept for contemporary reality – N.W. Nkuna
  12. Citizen participation as an aspect of local governance in municipalities: a South African perspective – S.F. Tau
  13. Using project management to measure the provision of low-cost housing in the Metsimaholo Local Municipality – T. Mzini, M.N. Masike & S.P. Maoba
  14. The South African public administration as a profession – K.I. Theletsane
  15. The tripartite alliance as a sine qua non in promoting public interest and accountability in the post-apartheid South African governance – S.D. Ndou
  16. Revisiting of small medium and macro enterprises’ support through governmental agencies: a case study of the Gauteng enterprise propeller – A. Malapane & M. Makhubele

Volume (48) number (2) June 2013

  1. Generational consciousness and the context of time – An editorial essay – M.H. Maserumule
  2. Kofi Annan’s 2008 use of the mass media in Kenya- A strategy for international mediation? – H.A. Gichuhi
  3. A framework for tracking millennium poverty reduction at Local Government Level:  A case of KwaZulu-Natal – A.C.N. Ngobese & P. Msweli
  4. Community participation and service delivery: Perceptions among residents in Cape Town – E. Vivier & M. Wentzel
  5. Youth and service delivery violence in Mpumalanga, South Africa- A. Banjo & N.N. Jili
  6. A crisis of expectations versus legislative mandate: The case of Molemole and Blouberg Municipalities in Limpopo, South Africa – N.J. Modisha & O. Mtapuri
  7. A framework for improving public accountability in South Africa – E.O.C. Ijeoma & A.M. Sambumbu
  8. Political and community oversight for good governance in South Africa – B.C. Mubangizi & N. Tshishonga
  9. Building a safer urban human settlements in South Africa: A case of the National Development Plan 2030 – T. Ramoroka
  10. The role of government in ensuring an affordable supply of electricity in South Africa: Challenges and future prospects – K. Moeti
  11. The taxi recapitalisation policy: is it a hollow dream? – M.M. Baloyi
  12. Mentoring as an enhancement to career success of protégés- E.M. Rankhumise

Volume 48 Number (3) September 2013

Intersection of parallels – editing the editor – K. Kondlo & D. Mello,
Centenary of the Public Service Commission – a keynote address – Hon. L. Sisulu
Political economy of development, strategy and sustainable development – His Worship K. Ramokgopa
Internationalisation of higher education in South Africa – D. Mello
Developing the global village : strategies for internationalizing public affairs programmes – M.P. Aristigueta
The changing political economy of higher education: public investments and university strategies – D.  Rich
The future of the public service : a political economy approach –  S. Vil-Nkomo
Towards integrated public service system : the Public Administration Management Bill – D. Plaatjies
Deconstructing the discourse on the theory of public administration : prospects for reconstruction – M.H. Maserumule
Sovereignty and scholarship: can scholarship be sovereign? A case for (South) African public administration – Lucky F.M. Mathebula
The ideology of thought – a review of selected South African publications in public administration and management  – B. Hanyane

Volume 48 Number (4) December 2013

The state of the State in South Africa : quo vadis demokratia? : an editorial perspective – M.H. Maserumule
Building state capacity – the case for the National School of Government in South Africa – L.S.  Mollo
Tracking down the dialectic of the ‘ethical’ and the ‘political’ in public leadership: does presidential leadership carry the burden of ethical duty? – K.  Kondlo
The [in]effectiveness of anti-corruption programmes in addressing public sector corruption : a corporative governance perspective – S. Dintwe
Total quality management and internal audit as tools of governance in the public sector : a South African perspective –  K.N.  Motubatse
Accountability and oversight in municipal financial management : the role of municipal public accounts committees – T. Khalo
Enhancing customer care in the public sector : the case of the Department of Basic Education in the Province of the Eastern Cape – R.S. Masango & B. Mkutukana
Local government administrators : purveyors of social equity in the South African public administration? – O. Nzewi
Professionalising local government management : the post-Institute of Town Clerks challenge – V.E. Mashumi
Reframing local economic development futures in South Africa – C.M. Rogerson
Small, Medium and Micro-Enterprises in local economic development : a South African local government perspective –  M.M. Sibanda
Small Medium, and Micro Enterprise and local economic-base restructuring – a South African local government perspective – S. Malefane

Volume 48 number (4.1) December 2013

When leadership and governance matter? – K. Phago Modern science for governance in the democratic South Africa : attempts to breathe life in the elephant’s carcass – N. Nkuna & M.P. SebolaIn search of an analytical evaluation framework to meet the needs of governance –  C.J. Auriacombe
Longitudinal analysis of South Africa’s performance on the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance – M.O. Dassah
Role of leadership in creating commitment in the public service – M.J. Mafunisa
Empowering women councillors through a leadership development programme – Z. Mpehle & M.  Kanjere
Network governance for service delivery : lessons from South Africa and Uganda – B.C. Mubangizi , Z.F. Nhlabathi & R. Namara
The impact of mentoring on leadership behavior –  J. Weimers,  C. Gwandure, C. & T. Mayekiso
Monitoring and evaluation systems for enhancing governance and government legitimacy in South Africa –  G. Govender
Capacity building for effective local government leadership and governance – Z. Gqamane &  J.D.Taylor
Perceptions of organisational incentive schemes and continuance commitment in talent management among final year university students – S. Mlilo, C. Gwandure, & T. Mayekiso
Scarce and critical skills for local government : assessing the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality – E. Draai & O. Oshoniyi
Staff retention in higher education institutions : a case of selected South African universities – R.S. Masango, & M. Mpofu

Volume 49 Number (1) March 2014

The path traversed – 20 years of democracy in South Africa : editorial –  M.H. Maserumule & K. Phago
Crisis of decision-making and policy implementation in South Africa’s foreign policy : reflection on two decades journey in the wilderness – L. Amusan
Governance in water conflict management in South Africa: is there a case for a constitutional review? –  S. Balkaran
A review of South Africa’s national electrification programme : the Buffalo City Municipality platform – E.O.C. Ijeoma, & C. Okafor
The evolution of environmental stewardship as a leadership philosophy for the South African public sector: critical considerations – D.B.  Jarbandhan
Job satisfaction, security and staff retention in public companies : a case of Eskom – M. Khoza & M. Kanjere
Enhancing the capacity of the state to function better : the role of a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) qualification in the public service –  M. Lethoko
Discourses of climate change and sustainable development in the third world countries: for who’s benefit is it? – T.S. Madzivhandila
Implementing performance management and development system (PMDS) in the Department of Education – N.I. Makamu & D. M. Mello
Collection of municipal own revenue in South Africa: challenges and prospects – R.K.  Manyaka
South Africa: a unique democratic transition? Paradox and prospects – K.J.  Maphunye
Democracy without accountability, or accountability without democracy? ‘Born-free’ perspectives of public representatives in South Africa – K.J. Maphunye, M.L.  Ledwaba, M.L. & M.K. Kobjana
Developing an anti-corruption strategy for the South African public sector 180-198 | Masiloane, D. / Dintwe, S.
Leadership, ethics and the professionalisation of the public service – M.D.J. Matshabaphala
Engagement of the Lephalale Local Municipality and its community on water services: a preliminary analysis – V.  Mbeki & K. Phago
Management training and development – a case study of the Greater Tubatse Local Municipality – G. Mohlala, K.G. Phago & Z.  Mpehle
Chapter 12 of the National Development Plan 2030 : a comparative analysis –  M.Montesh
Theoretical perspective on refugee movements and service delivery in South Africa – Z. Mpehle
The underlying factors behind violent municipal service delivery protests in South Africa – F.G. Netswera & S. Kgalane
The governance of retirement funds in the public sector : pitfalls and prospects – L. Nevondwe & K. Ramatji
Complicating complexity in public administration practice within the democratic South Africa : stuck in the world of modernity – N. Nkuna  & M.P. Sebola
The Community Policing philosophy and the right to public protest in South Africa: are there positive developments after two decades of democracy? – M.P. Sebola
Crime rate in Africa : time for African criminological theory –  A.A. Olutola
Turnover of health care professionals: a focus on the Limpopo province – M.L.  Shipalana & K.G. Phago
Managing the South African Police Service – K.I. Theletsane
Ethics course in public administration curriculum –  K.I. Theletsane
South Africa’s twenty years of “civilizing missions” for Africa: faded continental posture and agenda  – J.P. Tsheola & T.  Lukhele
Twenty years of faltering “democracy”: service delivery planning and public participation in South Africa – J.P. Tsheola, N.P Ramonyai & M.  Segage
Student experiences of service delivery in an academic department at a higher education institution in South Africa –  E.J. Van der Westhuizen
Rural local economic development: insights from a South African rural community – K.C. Zulu & B.C. Mubangizi

Volume 49 Number (2) June 2014

In search of African epistemology – a reflection of an editor –  M.H. Maserumule
Improving the fit : making the Skills Development Levies Act work better in South African national government departments –  A. Paterson, P. Pillay, V. Reddy , A. Juan & T. Twalo
Bringing politics and contestation back into monitoring and evaluation – S.  Latib
Building blocks for small town Local Economic Development (LED) in South Africa – K. Ingle
Micro credit : a government strategy for micro enterprise development in South Africa – M.P.  Mashigo
E-governance : a new paradigm in public administration – R.M. Mukonza
Factors influencing readiness for transformational e-government : a perspective of local governments in South Africa – M. Twum-Darko
Key generic leadership competencies relevant to globalisation : an empirical study of their prevalence in the industrial development zones in South Africa – Z.M. Dweba & R.D. Thakhathi
State-business relations in South Africa – jilted spouses in a contrived governance marriage – A.J. Diale

Volume 49 Number (2.1) December 2014

Editorial – B.C. Basheka,B.C. Mubangizi, Lucky F.M. Mathebula & K.  Phago Achieving good governance and development in Tanzania : is leadership the missing link? – G. Mutahaba
Assessing practical mechanisms and achievements for re-inventing local governments in Uganda – S.B. Kyohairwe & G.K. Karyeija
Public accountability and good governance in Uganda’s public sector – Y. Olum
Institutions and food security : the contribution of community-based organisations in Kenya’s rural areas – S.K. Mutukaa & B.C.  Mubangizi
Regulatory and oversight systems for revitalising public administration systems in Africa – B.A. Bana
What constrains a transformed public service in Uganda? –  B.C. Basheka
Gender mainstreaming practices and women’s career advancement at Bank of Uganda –  S.K. Aliu , G.K.  Karyeija & P.O. Naggita
Human resource development in Tanzania : reflections on its role and challenges in the gas and oil sector –  F.J. Mateng’e

Volume 49 Number (3) September 2014

Issues of corruption and democracy in post-colonial Africa – K. Phago Is South Africa a global capital of corruption? – J.P. Tsheola
Convergence of hope and trust in a developmental democratic state and the normalisation of political clientelism in South Africa – S.B. Ramokgadi
Growing trends and tendencies of corruption in the South African public service: negative contribution to service delivery – S.K. Sebake & M.P.  Sebola
Corruption, construction industry and gravel roads in Tanzania – R.R. Mwaipungu & D. Allopi
Developmental local government and the municipal remuneration structure for traditional authorities in South Africa : a broiling ethical inferno –  M.  Musitha & N.  Nkuna
Budget underspending in Limpopo province : is corruption to blame? – R.  Murwamuila & M. Lethoko
Least corrupt Botswana : image betrayed? – R.M. Molebatsi & K.B. Dipholo
Capacity challenges for local government efficacy for development planning and implementation  – A. Asha
A democracy with weak oversight intitutions : an application to the “African miracle”, Botswana – M.Z. Botlhomilwe & R.M. Molebatsi
The impact of corruption on development – J. Coetzee
Drawbacks in South Africa’s pursuit of democratic rule and good governance –  K.I. Theletsane
Knowledge management for the improvement of service delivery in South Africa’s municipalities – M.A. Dikotla, M.R. Mahlatji & L.A.  Makgahlela
Finger-pointing and second-guessing : executive versus legislative oversight – S.M. Madue
Institutions supporting democracy: noise makers without teeth? – .S.M. Madue,  M.A. Tsolo, & T.C. Ramoabi
Cadre deployment and its implications on service delivery in South Africa : a human development capability approach – N. Tshishonga
A critical appraisal of the American ideological position on Africa’s democratization – K.B. Shai & R.O. Iroanya
Globalisation and the political economy of development in a democratic South Africa : a critical realist view – M.P. Sebola & N. Nkuna
Public sector financial management, morality, culture and law –  N. Mathebula
The National Development Plan (NDP) : a comparative analysis with the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP), the Growth, Employment And Redistribution (GEAR) programme and the Accelerated and Shared-Growth Initiative (ASGISA) – T. Moyo & M. Mamobolo

Volume 49 Number (4) December 2014

Good governance – an elusive ideal? – M.J. Mafunisa & T.  Khalo
Epistemic relativism of good governance  – M.H. Maserumule
Administrative policies for good governance in Africa : makers, implementers, liars and no integrity – M.P. Sebola
“Finding our way” : the need for accountable leadership and good governance in South Africa’s public services – M.D.J. Matshabaphala
Transforming public service delivery within the Department of Public Service and Administration: the quest for good governance – B. Maluka, A.J.  Diale & K.B. Moeti
Organisational “other”: a socio-cultural challenge – R.T. Ramabulana & M.J.  Mafunisa
Are woman moving forward in the South African public service? – T. Meyer
Gender equality in the South African public service: ideal or reality? – S.B. Kahn & R.P. Motsoeneng
Performance management system quandary in the public service: a case of the Limpopo province, South Africa – P.H.  Munzhedzi & K.  Phago
Addressing public finance management skills shortage in the South African public service – M.J. Mafunisa
Community participation in South Africa: an assessment of the N2 Gateway Housing Project in Langa/Joe Slovo Township – L.B. Juta, K.B.  Moeti & N.S. Matsiliza
Making participation real in integrated development planning in South Africa – C. Hofisi
The role of municipal councillors and traditional leaders in service delivery : the case of Thulamela Local Municipality – M.M.  Nekhavhambe
Evaluating service delivery performance of the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services – G. Abera & T. Khalo
Local economic development and social responsibility of micro-business in Thulamela Local Municipality – L.G. Nkondo
The Thohoyandou informal market and integrated development – N.J. Vermaak
Effective collaboration model for agricultural research and development in Limpopo province of South Africa – E. Nesamvuni & K.A. Tshikolomo
The application of the concept of strategic human resources management to the overall institutional strategy: a case study of Thulamela Municipality  –  K.E. Khashane
Preventing corruption in the South African public service : the case of fraud prevention plans – M.J. Mafunisa