South Africa´s fourth non-racial democratic election in 2009 caps fifteen years of state transformation. This period has been marked by unprecedented changes in state institutional architecture and policies governing the functioning of state organs, the complexity of which have been periodically reviewed by government.
South African Governance in Review comprises papers prepared by the Democracy and Governance Research Programme of the Human Sciences Research Council, on some of the major governance issues facing the post-apartheid state. Based on research conducted as part of governments fifteen-year review of governance and administration, the papers focus on three issues: public sector anti-corruption, local government restructuring and capacity, and the role of traditional leadership in post-apartheid governance.
This monograph will appeal to a range of interested readers including policy-makers, academics and analysts, as well as students and civil society.
1 Reviewing South Africa´s efforts to combat corruption in its bureaucracy: 19942009
Vinothan Naidoo and Paula Jackson
2 Reviewing municipal capacity in the context of local government reform: 19942009
Mcebisi Ndletyana and James Muzondidya
3 State democracy warming up to culture: An ambivalent integration of traditional leadership into the South African
governance system, 19942009
Mpilo Pearl Sithole