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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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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.
Contributing to Knowledge on Good Governance a Priority for UKZN A...
Contributing to Knowledge on Good Governance a Priority for UKZN A...
School of Management, Information Technology and Governance academics were among local government experts who participated in the 20 Years of Local Democracy in South Africa: Quo Vadis? Towards Good Local Governance, Conference, hosted by the Democracy Development Programme (DDP) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) in Durban.
Managerial Thought and Culture Explored in Inaugural Lecture
Managerial Thought and Culture Explored in Inaugural Lecture
Top UKZN researcher and School of Management, Information Technology & Governance academic, Professor Sanjana Brijball Parumasur recently delivered her Inaugural Lecture titled: “An Evolution of Management Thought and Culture: Reflections of a Journey and Vision for a Paradigm Shift”.
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