Department of Public Administration and Management

Prof SR Malefane

College of Economic and Management Sciences
School of Public and Operations Management
Department: Public Administration and Management
Professor
Tel: 012 429 6084
E-mail: malefsr@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • PhD (Economics), MA (Public Governance)
  • Honours (Public Administration)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Personnel Training & Labour Relations, specialising with Public Administration)

Fields of academic interests

  • Local Economic Development
  • Public Financial Management and Governance
  • Human Resource Management and Development
  • Performance Management

Field of Specialisation

  • Local Economic Development
  • Public Financial Management and Governance

Books

  • Malefane, SR. 2016. Appraising and managing performance. In Van der Westhuizen, EJ. 2016. Human Resource Management in Government: A South African perspective on theories, politics and processes. Cape Town: Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd.

Journal articles

  • Ngcobo, P & Malefane, SR. 2017. Internal controls, governance and audit outcomes: Case study of a South African municipality. African Journal of Public Affairs, 9(5): 74 – 89.
  •  Malefane, SR. 2013. Small, Meduim and Micro Enterprises and local economic-base restructuring – A South African Local Government Perspective, Journal of Public Administration, Volume 48(4), December.
  •  Malefane, SR. 2011. The strategic and intergovernmental relations roles of South Africa’s Local Economic Development Agencies, Journal of Public Administration, Volume 46 (3), September
  • Malefane, SR. 2010. Is it really performance that is measured? A reflection of the South African Government’s performance management system. Journal of US-China Public Administration, Volume 7 (8), August.
  • Malefane, SR & Khalo, T. 2010. The role of local government in mitigating the impact of the recession. Journal of public administration, Volume 45 (1.1), April
  • Malefane, SR. 2010. Planning economic diversification:  A local economic development strategy towards economic base restructuring in South Africa. Journal of Public Administration, Volume 45 (1.1), April
  • Malefane, SR. 2009. Structuring South African municipalities for effective local economic development (LED) implementation. Journal of Public Administration, Volume 44 (1.1), April
  • Malefane, SR & Mashakoe, E. 2008. Integrated development planning (IDP) and local economic development (LED) in South Africa: The power twins. Journal of Public Administration, Volume 43 (3.1), Nov.
  • Malefane, SR. 2008. Research at South Africa’s local sphere of government. Journal of Public Administration, Volume 43 (4.2), December.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  •  Recipient of the NRF Grant for PhD studies
  • Recipient of the Executive Dean’s 2010 Achievers’ Award for Academic leadership, community engagement and outreach. Conferred 25 November 2010
  • Recipient of the Executive Dean’s 2010 Achievers’ Award for publication in accredited academic journals. Conferred 25 November 2010
  • Recipient of the Executive Dean’s 2010 Achievers’ Award for foreign and local conference presentations. Conferred 25 November 2010

Projects

  • Exploring local economic development strategies in South Africa’s local government
  • Assessing the impact of local economic development implementation on the livelihood of communities