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HSRC Repository

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Research data

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2010 Service plans as accountability mechanisms: evidence from the South African Public Service

This article documents and assesses the process of formulating and submitting Service Delivery Improvement Plans (SDIPs) over the 2006/7 fin...

2010 Doctors in the public service: too few for too many

In the global market for knowledge and the knowledgeable, health professionals are highly prized, leading to an international migration caro...

2009 Revisiting administrative 'capacity' in the context of public service transformation

This article examines the issue and concept of administrative capacity in South Africa's public service. It critiques the use of the term c...

2008 Training in the South African public sector

This chapter considers training needs and training interventions in the domain of government. Public sector skills levels are central to th...