Articles tagged with: government

In quest for governance efficiency - Public and private sector partnership

on Friday, 31 January 2014. Posted in Leadership & Management

South Africa has a way of bringing public and private sector together for governance efficiency through public-private sector partnership to unlock maximum potential in essential areas of service delivery. A number of government departments collaborate with institutions of higher learning for capacity building and training programmes to upgrade governance skills, especially for local government efficiency. In 2009/10 the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs collaborated with Batseta Consulting for a model for skills deployment for efficiency at local government. DBSA, in partnership with CoGTA set-up Vulindela Academy to support the Turnaround Strategy for Local Government through finance management and other scarce skills programmes.

 

Realigning leadership axis at local government level

on Friday, 31 January 2014. Posted in Leadership & Management

Local government is the most challenging tier in SA government with service delivery issues being always on its door steps (whether issues in question are national or provincial competencies). Most of the governance system paralysis is at local government level. The main reason for this is leadership squabbles. Traditional authority is of the view that local community leadership is an innate right and the buck should stop with them while the political leadership argues electorate mandate as mandatory power for them to lead. There is a need to realign these leadership axis at local government level to make local government more functional.

 

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