Department of Public Administration and Management

Prof EJ Van der Westhuizen

College of Economic and Management Sciences
School of Public and Operations Management
Department: Public Administration and Management
Professor
Tel: 012 429 6246
E-mail: Vdwesej@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

B.Admin (UOFS, 1983)
B.Admin Hons. in Public Administration (UP, 1986)
M.Admin in Public Administration (UP, 1989)
D.Admin in Public Administration (Unisa, 1993)

Fields of academic interests

  • Public Management
  • Public Human Resource Management
  • Ethics

Books

  • South African Human Resource Management for the public sector – Joint Editor (2005)
  • South African Human Resource Management for the public sector – Joint Editor (2005)
  • Human Resource Management in Government: A South African perspective on theories, politics and processes – Editor (2016)

Journal articles

Recent publications

  • Student experiences of service delivery in an academic department at a higher education institution in South Africa. Journal of Public Administration
  • Democratisation of public employment: A constitutional perspective grounded in the interpretation of litigated cases between 1996 and 2013. Politeia
  • Public housing delivery in Gauteng Province between 1994 and 2010: Views from participants in the field. Loyola Journal of Social Sciences (international)
  • Perceptions of staff regarding the implementation of the performance management system in the Botswana public service between 1999 and 2014. Administratio Publica

Paper presentations

Recent Papers

  • University of South Africa: Overview, values, characteristics and criteria of a module tuition plan. College of Economic and Management Sciences. Power point presentation
  • Conference of the South African Association of Public Administration and Management. Student experiences of service delivery at the University of South Africa. Power point presentation

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Awards

  • Master’s studies. HSRC
  • National Research Foundations (international study tour)
  • University of South Africa. School of Management Sciences. Researcher of the year

Professional registration

  •  Registered as Master HR Professional at the South African Board for People Practices

 Membership of professional associations

  •  South African Association for Public Administration and Management
  • Association of South African Schools and Departments of Public Administration and Management

 Tuition

  • External moderator at the University of Mauritius
  • Qualified as Registered Assessor in Higher Education
  • Qualified as Registered Moderator in Higher Education

 International visits

  • Universities of Durham, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, De Montford, Rijks University, New Bulgarian, Ljubljana, Budapest, Hungarian Institute of Public Administration, Civil Service College      

 Boards

  •  Serves on the Advisory Board of the Southern Business School


Projects

Research projects

  • Prevalence of workplace bullying at selected South African public institutions
  • Public service motivation as an element in selecting the Department of Public Administration and Management at the University of South Africa as an employer of choice
  • Public service motivation: Views from teachers at the Primary School Hendrik Schoeman in the Hartbeespoort area
  • The effectiveness of sexual harassment policies and procedures at a selected South African public institution

Other

Postgraduate supervision (recent successful candidates)

  • David John Bate. Connecting people: Accelerating universal service and access to communications services in South Africa (doctoral – supervisor)
  • Edgar Sisa. Implementation of the performance management system in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation of the Botswana public service (doctoral – supervisor)
  • Johan Konde. Stress and management of work-related stress among police officers in the South African Police Service in the Mthatha Regional Police Area in the Eastern Cape Province (doctoral – supervisor)

 Portfolio of evidence

 My values include integrity, honesty, punctuality, reliability, accountability and responsibility. During the number of years employed at the University of South Africa a great deal of trust and responsibilities were placed on my shoulders. Generally, I am a stable person in both my private and work life.