Research outputs

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Research outputs: GOVERNANCE

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2022 COVID-19 in South Africa: corruption in the running of the state affairs

In democratic societies, citizenry perceive government as an important role player in the amelioration of their socio economic status. South...

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2021 Student governance

As a function of SAS, student governance is primarily focused on supporting the student body to self-organize aspects of campus life and be ...

2021 SACN urban governance indicator development report

This project was commissioned by the Southern African Cities Network (SACN) to develop sub-national governance indicators for South African ...

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2021 Delivering democratic developmental state cities in South Africa

Since coming to power in 1994, following the end of formal apartheid in South Africa, the governing African National Congress (ANC), has sta...