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Major combinations:
NQF Level: 5: PUB1501, PUB1601
NQF Level: 6: (for the College of Human Sciences): PUB2601 & TWO of PUB2602, PUB2603, PUB2604, PUB2605
For other Colleges): PUB2601 & ONE of PUB2602, PUB2603, PUB2604, PUB2605, PUB2606
NQF Level: 7: Any FIVE of PUB3701, PUB3702, PUB3703, PUB3704, PUB3705, PUB3706, PUB3707

Local Government Management - PUB1511
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To equip students with fundamental local government management skills and intergovernmental relations. Included is the theoretical knowledge on the duties of local government and intergovernmental relations.
Public Human Resource Management IIB - PUB2609
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip you with knowledge and insight into public human resource management systems and practices particularly within South African context. In addition, the module is intended to help public managers increase their capacity to respond creatively to the human resource challenges of the new millennium.
Approaches to Programme Management III - PUB3711
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB2617 or PMN201P
Purpose: To equip students with a well-rounded and systematic knowledge of, and insight into the use of projects and programme management for service delivery in the public sector.
Management and the Public Sector - PUB4865
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with comprehensive and systematic knowledge in the field of public management in order to increase their ability to respond creatively to complex management issues and challenges in the public sector.
Local Government Accounting III - LGA301L
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 30
Module presented in English
Purpose: Local government accounting principles, financial statements, statements of various local government funds, cost accounting and the IMFO report on standardisation of financial statements of local authorities.
Public Procurement & Logistics Management II - PUB2610
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB1504 or PUM101P
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide students with fundamental knowledge and give them insight of the tendering systems and procedures within the public sector, acquisition management and foundation of logistics management.
Aspects of Programme Management III - PUB3712
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB2617 or PMN201P
Purpose: To enable students to critically understand the processes associated with programme human resource management, quality management, cost and procurement and programme risk management for public service delivery.
Strategic Public Management IV - PUB4867
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to foster a comprehensive and systematic understanding of the changing environment in which public institutions function, the value of strategic management by implementing project management and the importance of strategic and transformational leadership in the public sector.
Local Government Finance II - LGF271V
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 30
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: LGF161Y
Purpose: Legislative controls which affect local government finance; The raising and administration of external loans: debt and debt administration; The need for accounting reform and the introduction of the new generally accepted municipal accounting practice; Accounting for fixed assets: principles; Procurement; Awarding and administering tenders and contracts; Procurement in the municipal environment: miscellaneous matters; Materials management; The nature and purpose of financial management information systems; Major system applications in local government; and The information technology control environment.
Public Information Practices II - PUB2611
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB1507 or PIN101P
Purpose: The purpose of this module on public information practice is to impart knowledge about the introduction to information and communication technology, the use of electronic mail for effective service delivery, information technology and software, effective communication, communication and protocol as well as conflict management and negotiation in the South African public sector.
Public Financial and Procurement Management IIIA - PUB3715
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB2607 & PUB2610 or PFM201P & PLM201P
Purpose: This module was designed and developed to fulfill a need for exposure to public financial management, expressed by public institutions operating at provincial and national level. It will be useful to students who are preparing themselves for a career in public financial management within the public sector. Students will be introduced to important aspects in planning, costing, estimating and prioritising for budgeting. The focus is also on budget preparation, -approval, -implementation, -control and -procedures in the public sector.
Strategic Public Human Resource Management - PUB4868
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: For the purpose of this module key sections of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (Act 108 of 1996) and relevant legislation that direct the duties and functions of public human resource managers will be emphasised. It also purposes to impress upon prospective public human resource managers the need to manage conflict by applying appropriate mechanisms and procedures within the context of regulatory frameworks. It aims to promote appropriate skills that foster the maintenance of sound labour relations and practices. It also purposes to highlight the implementation of appropriate and relevant management techniques; including risk management, diversity management, and other tested skills important to effective public human resource management. The module also underscores the relevance of information management techniques as determined by the context, aims, and challenges of public administration.
Local Government Finance III - LGF381T
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 30
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: LGF271V
Purpose: Cash management; Electronic data processing; Insurance in local government; General principles of auditing; Audits carried out in local government; Audit reports and reporting obligations; Value for money audits in local government; Contract auditing; Computer auditing; and Privatisation.
Project Management IIA - PUB2615
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to students who would like to obtain knowledge or are preparing themselves for a career in project management within the public sector. Students will be introduced to important aspects of project management including project management theory and principles, project management cycle, project policy problem identification, and project team set-up.
Public Financial and Procurement Management IIIB - PUB3716
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB2607 & PUB2610 or PFM201P & PLM201P
Purpose: This module was designed and developed to fulfill a need for exposure to public financial management, expressed by public institutions operating at provincial and national level. It will be useful to students who are preparing themselves for a career in public financial management within the public sector. Students will be introduced to important aspects in performance measurement and reporting. The focus is also on identification and utilisation of other sources of revenue and internal control in the public sector.
Public Policy Management - PUB4869
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip candidates with the knowledge to deal with aspects of policy analysis, evaluation and implementation in the field of Public Administration. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an advanced academic knowledge as well as theoretical understanding of these aspects.
Local Government Finance I - LGF161Y
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 30
Module presented in English
Purpose: The legal and constitutional framework; The constitutional and legal framework: the Green and White Papers on Local Government; Municipal administrative systems; Legislative developments immediately subsequent to the publication of the White Paper on Local Government; The Municipal Finance Framework: matters pertaining specifically to municipal finance; An introduction to the financial activities of a municipality; The accounting framework for municipalities; The municipal accounting framework; Municipal taxes: property taxes; The municipal taxes: property rates and the former RSC/JSB levies; Electricity and water; Municipal electricity and water services; Other sources of municipal revenues; and Cost recovery.
Local Government Management II - LGM211P
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 30
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: LGM111P
Purpose: Policy-making and local government strategic management: an introduction, legislative and democratic processes: elections and voting, social planning and reconstruction and development: an introduction, communication community participation and public relations, code of conduct for councilors and officials, local government finance: introductory concepts and principles, efficiency and effectiveness in local government.
Project Management IIB - PUB2617
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: PUB2615 or PMN201P
Purpose: This module will be useful to students who would like to obtain knowledge or are preparing themselves for a career in project management within the public sector. Students will be introduced to important aspects of project management including the project definition and scope, project planning, project implementation, and project control and evaluation.
Public Human Resource Management III - PUB3717
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB2609 & PUB2619 or PHR201P
Purpose: This module is intended to enable students to have a coherent and critical understanding of human resource planning, recruitment and selection, performance management, human resource training legislation as well as career planning and development.
Public Financial Accountability - PUB4870
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the module Public Financial Accountability is to impart comprehensive and systematic knowledge about the design, implementation and evaluation of internal control systems, risk management, cost management, financial planning based on Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), budget integration and analysis, performance management as well as financial and performance reporting in the South African Public Sector.
Local Government Management I - LGM111P
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 30
Module presented in English
Purpose: Nature and origin of local government: aims and objectives, local government operational guidelines and environmental realities, functions powers duties of local authorities, local government organisational structures, intergovernmental relationships: decentralisation devolution and autonomy, legislative and legal Prescription affecting local government and administration, regional development and urbanisation.
Local Government Management III - LGM311P
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 30
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: LGM211P
Purpose: Management functions pertaining to local authorities, local government finance, human resource management, town and regional planning: an introduction, municipal administrative law: an introduction, answerability accountability and transparency.
Fundamentals of Public Administration Research II - PUB2618
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to induce students to fundamental knowledge and insight into the management and execution of research activities for the public sector.
Management of Information III - PUB3718
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB2611 or PIP201P
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to critically develop and fundamentally enhance leaner's knowledge of the role which an information management system plays in the public sector.
Reflective Public Administration - PUB4871
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with comprehensive and systematic knowledge in the field of public administration in order to develop philosophical thinking and scientific research skills. Students who complete this module will be able to understand the moments in the history of Public Administration and various research methodologies applicable to Public Administration. Students will also be presented with ample opportunities to engage with current research and scholarly or professional literature in a discipline of Public Administration to enable them to compile sound research proposals.
The Nature, Content and Scope of Public Administration - PUB1501
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To develop a fundamental knowledge and understanding about public services rendered by government in the Republic of South Africa.
The Structuring and Functioning of Public Services - PUB1601
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Co-requisite: PUB1501 or PUB1018
Purpose: To develop a fundamental knowledge and understanding about the structure and functioning of public services in terms of their management.
Public Human Resource Management IIA - PUB2619
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip you with knowledge and insight into public human resource management systems and practices particularly within South African context. In addition, the module is intended to help public managers increase their capacity to respond creatively to the human resource challenges of the new millennium.
Management of Information Systems III - PUB3719
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB2611 or PIP201P
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to critically develop and fundamentally enhance leaner's knowledge of the role information management systems plays in the public sector.
Local Government Finance I - PUB1502
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To equip students with a fundamental knowledge of: the historical background to the local government finance and constitutional framework; the local government processes and functions; the accounting framework for municipalities; and the financial risk management within local government structures.
Human Settlements Management I - PUB1602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable the student to identify and explain social housing concepts, principles and processes especially regarding affordability, community development, sustainability and location. Furthermore, students will be able to collect, analyse and critically evaluate information, pertaining to funding op-tions for social housing. The module is intended for middle and senior managers. It is also intended for students of Public Administration and Management who desire to specialise in the administration, management and upgrading of Human Settle-ments in South Africa. Indeed, it is intended for students, senior managers and for that matter anyone involved in administering and formulating policy pertaining to housing for informal settlements, townships, locations, squatter camps and the like.
Human Settlements Management IIA - PUB2621
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB1602
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce students to theories, principles and best practice of human settlements. The student will also know the stakeholders or role players involved in the process of providing housing to communities, and assist them in understanding the power of politics in the process of providing houses. The module will assist students in developing their skills in the understanding of challenges facing human settlements in developing countries with special focus in South Africa, and also enable students to take note of possible sustainable development remedies or solutions in the provisioning of houses.
Policy Studies III - PUB3720
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to develop a critical knowledge pertaining to policy studies. Students should be able to demonstrate a critical knowledge base regarding the meaning of policy, policy environment, policy making process, participants in policy making process as well as the ethics and value systems in the policy process.
Local Government Functions I - PUB1503
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To induce students to a fundamental knowledge and insight into the municipal financial legal and Constitutional framework; an understanding of operational municipal functions/services; and the ability to apply this knowledge in the work environment.
Foundations of Public Administration - PUB2601
Diploma,Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029.
Purpose: Students have a solid knowledge of the nature of the relations and interaction between various role players in the state, their rights and obligations and the functions required for the provision of public services (e.g. policy making, planning, personnel provision and utilisation, funding and logistics).provision of public services (e.g. policy making, planning, personnel provision and utilisation, funding and logistics).
Human Settlements Management IIB - PUB2622
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB2621
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand the importance of public participation during the provision of social housing. The module will assist students to design public participation processes relating to the provision of social housing with specific reference to the interaction between society and the environment. The students will be able to understand the importance of having an environment team consisting of environmental specialists, planners, developers and engineers as part of the process of social housing provision. Ultimately, the module will enable the students to manage public participation processes relating to social housing while considering the interaction between society and affected role-players and stakeholders within the environment.
Public Management Practice III - PUB3721
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to equip students with the ability to use evidence-based solutions to theory-driven arguments in the public sector. Apply communication skills to ensure effective management in the public sector Apply public financial management skills according to relevant legislation and regulations to ensure accountability Manage human resources and systems to ensure effective and efficient service delivery Execute public policy and procedures according to relevant legislation and regulations Apply public management functions, skills and techniques to achieve institutional objectives
Public Resource Management I - PUB1504
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To develop fundamental knowledge and understanding of public resources management in South Africa. To gain competency skills and application of financial and budgetary control processes in the public sector. To understand the different environments within which public resources occur. And, to gain an informed understanding of the importance of legislation and rules applicable to public resources management.
Protection Services - PUB2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in Afrikaans
Pre-requisite: PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
Purpose: To create and implement learning opportunities for students to acquire information and skills on the reasons why protection services exists, its philosophical grounds, the environment within which it arises and the institutions that are responsible for providing it. This module is also intended to build capacity around issues such as policy instruments for providing protection, varying protection services types, and unique aspects of managing protection services. The module further contributes to the learning and experiences on problems surrounding the management of role players in protection services during national, provincial and local disasters.
Public Management Skills - PUB3701
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029 (NOT applicable to 98052-EBO, XEB, 98052-ECH, XEC, 98052-EZO, XEZ and 98055)
Purpose: The main purpose of the module PUB3701 is to provide you with systematic and fundamental information in the field of public management skills.
Intersectoral Collaboration III - PUB3722
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with a well-rounded and systematic knowledge and insight into: The approaches to the study and classification of Intersectoral Collaboration; Intersectoral collaboration with various other stakeholders; negotiation skills, the processes and the tactics involved; managing different types if information and managing disasters.
Public Supply Chain Management - PUB1505
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To equip students with a fundamental knowledge and insight into supply chain management in the public sector; an understanding of operational supply chain management; and the ability to apply this knowledge in the work environment.
Creation of Wealth - PUB2603
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
Purpose: To develop an understanding of the activities involved in wealth creation and the rights and duties of the South African government in wealth creation.
Public Human Resource Management - PUB3702
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
Purpose: To enable students to understand the field of human resource management (e.g. personnel provision and utilisation, training and development, remuneration and maintenance).
Research Report: Public Administration - HRPUB82
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMEMS80 & HPPUB81
Purpose: To enable students to demonstrate their knowledge of research methodology and write a research report.
Public Office Management I - PUB1506
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To equip students with fundamental office management skills particularly in the public sector. Included is practical knowledge on administrative matters such as client service, office reporting, filing, archiving, security measures and work study.
Welfare and Social Services - PUB2604
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029 (Not applicable to 0216X, 03425, NDCRS & NDCSM)
Purpose: To develop a sound understanding pertaining to the nature and scope of public services of health, welfare and housing. Students should be able to demonstrate a solid knowledge base regarding contributions of the stakeholders in the provision of public services.
Public Policy - PUB3703
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
Purpose: To enable students to analyse the nature of public policy (e.g. the administration of policy, forces that impact on the policy process, approaches to policy making, and components of the policy making process).
Research Report: Public Administration - HRPUB83
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMEMS80
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to equip students with the competency required to plan, execute and write up an acceptable academic research proposal and report in Public Administration.
Public Information Services I - PUB1507
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To develop informed knowledge, understanding and competence in public information services. Students credited with this module will be able use institutional systems such as obtaining, storing and retrieving information, information dissemination and communications, e-government and other information outlets as well as Government Information Systems (GCIS).
Culture and Education - PUB2605
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
Purpose: To enable students to analyse the features of and common patterns in the governance and management of divergent public services for education, science and technology, culture, and sport and recreation technology, culture, and sport and recreation.
Organisational Studies in the Public Sector - PUB3704
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
Purpose: to enable students to understand the hierarchical placement of personnel in the public sector (e.g. organisational structure and design, organisational dynamics, development and change, and the relationship between the public sector organisation and its environment).
Public Human Resource Management - PUB4860
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to make available to students systematic and fundamental knowledge in the field of public human resource management, more particularly within the global, BRICS, African and South African context. More particularly, the module is intended to help other scholars, public managers and students to increase their skills, competencies and expertise to respond creatively to the human resource challenges of the new millennium
Public Service Delivery I - PUB1508
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To introduce students to the public service delivery environment public service delivery and ethical conduct which is expected of a public servant; and politics, government and governance.
Environmental Affairs - PUB2606
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029 (NOT applicable to 98052-ECH, 98052-XEC and 98055)
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to foster an understanding in students about the role that government plays in environmental affairs at national, provincial and local level and to investigate the contribution that other role-players such as the international community make in this regard.
Public Financial Administration and Management - PUB3705
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
Purpose: To enable students to understand the relationship between public finances and the realisation of management goals (e.g. prioritisation of goals, allocation, management and control of funds, and the responsibilities of financial managers).
Public Financial Management - PUB4861
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The main purpose of this module is to equip students with a well-rounded and systematic knowledge, insight and critical thinking into the relationship between public and municipal finances and the realisation of management goals and principles (e.g. reflection on issues in municipal financial issues, public revenue, expenditure budgets, intergovernmental financial relations, ethics, and the responsibilities of financial managers).
Public Decision-Making I - PUB1509
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To introduce students to the processes involved when making decisions; fundamentals of decision-making; and how creativity affects decision-making.
Public Financial Management II - PUB2607
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB1504 or PUM101P
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce students to a fundamental knowledge and insight into the public sector expenditure management and control including policy requirements; an understanding of auditing process and functions; and the financial misconduct and control within the public sector.
Reflective Public Administration - PUB3706
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
Purpose: The main purpose of the module in Reflective Public Administration is to provide you with systematic and fundamental information in the field of Reflective Public Administration, especially within the subject and a research context.
Governmental Planning and Policy Analysis in the Public Sector - PUB4862
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The main purpose for of this module is to empower students with necessary knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to comprehend the following; The foundations of government planning, The institutional infrastructure responsible for government planning, The administrative dynamics of government planning, The theoretical foundations of policy studies and policy analysis, The nature of policy analysis in developed and developing states,The need for capacity building for policy improvement. In addition, the module is intended to help public managers and other individual working in this field, increase their ability to respond creatively to the planning and policy analysis challenges of the new millennium.
Self Management I - PUB1510
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To develop fundamental knowledge and an understanding of self management, time management, how to delegate tasks successfully and manage meetings.
Public Financial Control II - PUB2608
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PUB1504 or PUM101P
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce students to a fundamental knowledge and insight into the public sector expenditure management and control including policy requirements; an understanding of auditing process and functions; and the financial misconduct and control within the public sector.
Ethics in Public Administration and Administrative Justice - PUB3707
Under Graduate Degree,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: PUB1501 & PUB1601 or PUB1018 & PUB1029
Purpose: The main purpose of this module, Ethics in Public Administration and Administrative Justice is to make available to you systematic and fundamental knowledge in the fields of ethics in public administration as well as administrative justice, more particularly within the South African context. In addition, the module is intended to help public managers increase their capacity to respond creatively to challenges that arise when dealing with relations and interaction between various role players in the state. The purpose of the module is to equip students with the ability to acquire a well-rounded and systematic knowledge base of the ethics in public administration and administrative justice in the public sector.
Study of Organisations and the Public Sector - PUB4863
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to equip students with the ability to acquire a comprehensive and systematic knowledge base of organisational studies in the public sector. In this module students are required to study various theories of organisation which includes the politics-administration dichotomy, the attributes of open and closed organisations, Max Weber's bureaucracy, humanism, and contemporary forms of public administration such as New Public Management and the New Public Service. The student is expected to indicate how these theories could be applied to resolve current complex organisational deficiencies in the public service. This module enables the University to produce graduates that could positively contribute to improving the public service with appropriate conceptual and innovative capacities. This module enables students to identify root causes of public service inefficiencies contributing to poor public service delivery, and suggest organisational remedies to resolve these root causes.