Policy decisions and their implications on service delivery in South Africa

SOURCE: Governance and resource management in southern Africa: challenges and opportunities for advancement
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2015
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.H.Kanyane, T.Mle, S.Maclean
SOURCE EDITOR(S): C.O.K.Allen-Ile, M.H.Kanyane, I.U.Ile
KEYWORDS: POLICY FORMULATION, SERVICE DELIVERY
DEPARTMENT: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8560
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/2030
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2030

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Abstract

Policy implementation in South Africa is the most challenging, particularly the unresolved question of political administrative interface that is the relationship and interaction between political office-bearers and government officials. This chapter will deal with this dynamic and seek to address the question of whether or not there are answers in the governance paradigm. It will explain the roles of politicians and administrators and what these parties bring to the table. It will also deal with challenges encountered and provide possible answers to the impasse.