PROTECTING THE INHERITANCE, governance & public accountability in democratic South Africa

: Plaatjies (D.) ed.

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224 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013


A collection of essays on the practice of governance and public accountability in South Africa.

"As our democracy matures, it is vital that our public intellectuals share their thoughts and ideas. Given that good governance is critical to the continued development of our young democracy, this book is a welcome addition to the conversation and makes us think critically on how South Africa is progressing." Eric Atmore, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Social Development, University of Cape Town

Forewords by Collins Chabane and Wolf Krug.
Preface by Anthony Butler.

Contributions include:
"The Evolving Role of Parliament in Governance and Accountability" by Max Sisulu
"Effective Democracy, Civil Society Movements and Public Accountability" by Thabo Makgoba
"Economic Governance, Markets and Public Accountability: a freedom constraint?" by John M.Luiz
"Service Delivery: constraints, corruption and cadres" by Paul Hoffman.

Daniel Plaatjies is Visiting Professor at the University of the Free State and Head of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation within the Office of the Premier, Free State Provincial Government. He is the editor of "Future Inheritance: building state capacity in democratic South Africa" (2011).