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2010 Racial contact and change in South Africa

We investigate the effects of sociopolitical change on intergroup contact and social distance attitudes in South Africa, and the effect of t...

2009 The colour of money: foreign capital and transformation

According to the OECD, the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) to developing countries worldwide now overshadows official development as...

2009 The state and transformation

It is now familiar that under Thabo Mbeki the democratic project experienced several major reversals. While holding on to the formal constit...

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...