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Research outputs: GOVERNANCE

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2014 Institutional audit for the Royal Bafokeng nation: a report on desk study and interviews: final report

The issues on RBN institutions of governance and how Melao ya Sefokeng can be promoted in these institutions and structures are addressed in...

2013 State of the nation: South Africa 2012-2013

Between 2003 and 2008, the HSRC published its annual flagship publication, State of the Nation. Since the launch of the first edition, the s...

2013 Traditional institutions of governance: legitimate partners in governance or democracy compromised?

This chapter addresses the relationship between traditional and modern institutions of governance and the desirability and feasibility of ac...

2013 A review of the National Development Plan: introducing politics and the state in South Africa

Key reference points for the chapters in this part on the state and politics are the current trajectory of the country and the vision of the...