GAPP is South Africa’s First Global Think‑Tank.

Ctrl Alt Del: Resetting Government

Resetting government is an initiative convened by the Government and Public Policy (GAPP) Foundation to provide practical and feasible solutions to urgent governance questions.

Our Aim

GAPP is a Think-Tank on Government and Public Policy in South Africa.
Unlike an academic or a research institute, a think-tank is primarily devoted to making and winning arguments in the public domain.
GAPP will work to win the argument that building autonomous and professional administrations is vital to the long-term development of the country.

Latest Articles


The paradox of local government: Sacrificing service delivery at the altar of equity

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu’s last report before he died identified a few municipalities whose accounts tell a ‘good story of disciplined spending that achieves value for money’.

Dienslewering word op die altaar van ‘billikheid’ geoffer

Kimi Makwetu se laaste verslag as ouditeur-generaal voordat hy oorlede is, het ’n paar munisipaliteite geïdentifiseer wie se sake ‘’n goeie storie van gedissiplineerde besteding vertel, wat waarde vir geld behaal’.

Why challenge by Zuma’s advocate could checkmate Zondo inquiry

Advocate Muzi Sikhakhane’s critique indicates an unresolved vacillation at the heart of hearings

Life in a time of global civil war: In conversation with Pankaj Mishra

This conversation with the Indian-born essayist, novelist and historian Pankaj Mishra, took place before the US elections.

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