Importance of Public Administration

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UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE
FACULTY OF LAW
NELSON R MANDELA SCHOOL OF LAW

EAST LONDON CAMPUS

INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

NAME : PETRUS KAYSTER

STUDENT NO : 201317030

LECTURER : MR. S T MOKO

MODULE CODE : ITL101E

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Define and describe public administration

2. Describe the basic values and principle of public administration as espoused in section 195(1) of the constitution of the Republic of South Africa (No 108 of 1996) and give examples based on the implementation of these principles by your organization/municipality.

3. Describe the role and functions of parliament, legislature, municipal council and the executive (cabinet) as
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(1) Public administration must be governed by the democratic values and principles enshrined in the Constitution, including the following principles; (a) A high standard of professional ethics must be promoted and maintained (b) Efficient, economic and effective use of resources must be promoted. (c) Public administration must be development-oriented. (d) Services must be provided impartially, fair, equitably and without bias. (e) People’s needs must be responded to, and the public must be encouraged to participate in policy-making. (f) Public administration must be accountable. (g) Transparency must be fostered by providing the public with timely, accessible and accurate information. (h) Good human-resource management and career-development practices, to maximise human potential, must be cultivated. (i) Public administration must be broadly representative of the South African people, with employment and personnel management practices based on ability, objectivity, fairness, and the need to redress the imbalances of the past to achieve broad representation. EXAMPLES:
One example that I wane give is one that shows that our administrations implementation of these principles and the lack of democratic values and

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