Research outputs

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Research outputs: GOVERNANCE

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2015 Reviewing state-owned entities' governance landscape in South Africa

The current state-owned entities' (SOEs) governance landscape ranges from fragmented accountability frameworks and human factors to a convol...

2015 Five principles and guidelines for an evidence-informed approach to policymaking in government

This document has been written to prompt discussion within South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), and possibly government...

2015 Discourses on Boko Haram recruitment strategies in the Sahel region of Africa

This policy brief seeks to examine the reason behind the recent Boko Haram armed insurgency in Northern Cameroon and strategies the governme...

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2015 State of governance in the Limpopo Department of Basic Education, South Africa

Education is one of the priority areas of the state. The Department of Education is mandated by the South African Constitution to provide qu...