The effective administration of the policy of the government-of-the-day is totally left in the hands of the government officials. On provincial and municipal level it is also the same. The provincial and municipal councils take care of the stipulation of the policy and the approval of the budget, but the real administration of the policy and the implementation of the budget is left to the provincial and municipal administration official.
It is expected of the public administration officials, either on central, provincial or municipal government level, to administer the broad political policy trend of the government-of-the-day, so that the community may be served.
When a state institution, provincial or municipal government or government corporation, or any other public institution is studied carefully, one will find that they have common activities, for example all public institutions must:
As public administration officials, one may get involved with bookkeeping, auditing, financial control, personnel administration, correspondence and a great deal more.
Schooling & School Subjects
Each institution has its own entry requirements.
Degree: The BAdmin degree may be studied at most universities. NWU, UFH, UV, UWC, UNISA also offer courses in Public Administration and UFS in Public Management.
People with a BAdmin degree may be employed on a junior management level and may advance from there to management level, for example Director General, city clerk or chief manager of various institutions.
Diploma: The BTech degree in Public Management is offered at CPUT, DUT, TUT
Further information may be obtained from the abovementioned employers, universities and universities of technology. The following addresses may be of use:
School for Public Management and Administration,
University of Pretoria
Tel: (012) 420-3334
Department of Public Management
Private Bag X680
Tel: (012) 318-5587/318-5575