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The failure of South Africa to turn policy into practice is a stumbling block to economic recovery. And the continued failure to acknowledge various paradoxes within government is potentially disastrous, especially when there are calls to spend even more money through dysfunctional organisations.
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The systemic governance dysfunctions inherent in embedded State Capture were not swept aside by the departure of former president Jacob Zuma, nor did the damage suddenly disappear.
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What the ‘black’ man has survived in the hands of his light skinned counterpart has been ‘mildly’ described as ‘prejudice,’ racial prejudice.
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In the context of the current global, medical emergency, government health systems and other administrations are being tested to the full.
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Ivor Chipkin This essay is a contribution to the field of institutional studies in that it treats the State as a substantial phenomenon, composed of institutionsthat require analysis in their own right. VIEW ESSAY
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Attempts by the Eastern Services Council to create a regional metropolitan government for the ‘East Rand’ failed, perhaps because it did not take seriously enough the strength of local identities. VIEW ARTICLE
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The High Court has just ruled that some regulations concerning level 4 and 3 are unconstitutional and many are irrational.
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In unprecedented times history is paradoxically a resource. It is in the past that we find examples of how exceptional events were handled.
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Eskom’s crisis is not simply one of criminality and corruption. Rather, the organisation is in a storm of storms, where disruptions in one place (the resignation of a power plant manager, or a shortage of coal, or a boiler bursting) produce complex and unpredictable events somewhere else.
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Statistical indicators are extremely important. They fundamentally shape what we know about the world and how we perceive and evaluate development.
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