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Initially established as the Department of Public Administration and Development Management, Discipline of Public Governance reflects changing priorities and paradigms in the public sector. In line with the University's vision of becoming "the Premier University of African Scholarship", it aims to be a regional centre of excellence for public sector research, education, training and development.

The Discipline of Public Governance at UKZN is a major player in the higher education sector in the province and beyond. It offers quality academic, professional and community outreach programmes that not only dovetails with regional governance, development and university education, but also reflects the developmental priorities of the South African state as enshrined in the Constitution.

Through its academic programmes and research activities, the discipline seeks to develop a new cadre of competent, professional, effective and efficient managers critical to the transformation of the South African public and non-governmental sector.

In this context, and mindful of social justice and equity for service delivery, the Discipline seeks to provide management training in the public and non-governmental sector and to conduct research, carry out consultancy and provide policy support in the fields of public and development management.



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Student Mentorship Initiative to Promote Academic Success
Student Mentorship Initiative to Promote Academic Success
In a proactive effort to curb the dropout rate at first year university level, the Discipline of Public Governance in the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance has initiated a Mentorship Programme aimed at promoting academic success to its students.
New Book on Public Administration and Management in SA
New Book on Public Administration and Management in SA
Two senior Public Governance academics at UKZN, Professor Purshottama Reddy and Dr Maurice Oscar Dassah, have contributed chapters in a new public administration book titled: Public Administration and Management In South Africa: A Developmental Perspective.
UKZN Academic Receives NRF Rating
UKZN Academic Receives NRF Rating
Professor Betty Mubangizi’s valuable contribution to the research ethos of the College of Law and Management Studies has earned her a National Research Foundation (NRF) rating. The rating is awarded to researchers who have been identified as leaders in their fields of expertise in recognition of their constant high quality research outputs taking into consideration the evaluation made by local and international peers.
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