The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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This collection of essays from varying perspectives, The Zuma Administration: Critical Challenges rigorously engages with the issues facing the new South African government. The contributors provide a view into the future and explore the responsibilities that the Zuma administration must take on.

The monograph seeks to stimulate debate and thinking, to challenge entrenched views and perceptions and to break new ground. Interpreting the dynamics since the birth of democracy in South Africa in1994, through the era of the Mbeki administration and the transition to the Zuma administration, it provides fresh perspectives on the questions of land reform, rural development, service delivery, intergovernmental relations, and poverty reduction in South Africa.

Steering clear of biography, the book deals with the micro-mechanics of governance. It is written for policy-makers, scholars in the field of administration and governance and everyone with an interest in the political economy and public administration of South Africa.

The issues that this book deals with are high on the research agenda of the Human Sciences Research Council's Democracy and Governance research programme and are in line with its pursuit of informing policy development in South Africa.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 160
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2316-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2316-5
Publish Year : 2010
Rights : World Rights

1. Introduction: political and governance challenges
Kwandiwe M Kondlo

2. Consolidating a developmental state agenda: a governance problem
Mashupye H Maserumule

3. Rural development under a developmental state: analysing the new policy shift on agrarian transformation in South Africa
Gilingwe Mayende

4. Public service delivery issues in question
Modimowabarwa H Kanyane

5. Governmental relations in a maturing South African democracy
David M Mello

6. Socio-economic development and poverty reduction in South Africa
Mariann P Mashigo

The HSRC Press has published a collection of essays from varying perspectives that rigorously engage with the issues facing the new South African government. The contributors to the volume entitled The Zuma Administration: Critical Challenges, provide a view into the future and explore the responsibilities that the Zuma administration must take on. The Press spoke to the co-editors of the book – Kwandiwe Kondlo and Herbert Maserumule. Professor Kondlo is the executive director for the Democracy & Governance Research Programme at the HSRC and professor of Public Policy at Wits University in the School of Public and Development Management. Mr Maserumule is a senior lecturer at Tshwane University of Technology and chairperson of the Gauteng chapter of the South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM-Gauteng).

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Dr Kwandiwe Kondlo is Executive Director of the Democracy and Governance Programme at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and a visiting adjunct professor at the School for Public and Development Management at University of Witwatersrand .

Mashupye Herbet Maserumule is a senior lecturer at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). Maserumule is co-editor of the book, Cases in Public Administration and Management: A South African Perspective (Heinemann), and managing editor of the Journal for Local Government Management. He is chairperson of the Gauteng chapter of the South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM-Gauteng) and a member of the Audit Committee of Kungwini Municipality in Gauteng, South Africa.

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