"Public Policy-Making in the Mbeki Era", a Book by Ndangwa Noyoo

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This book examines public policy-making in South Africa. Specifically, it focuses on the period when Thabo Mbeki was the President of South Africa. The book argues that... public policy-making at the time was significantly influenced by Mbeki’s vision, coupled with his personal drive, commitment, sense of public duty, courage and strategic thinking relating to modern governance, African solidarity and internationalism. Due to Mbeki’s qualities, South Africa followed a trajectory of modern nation-state building.

“The book advances the discourse on public policy-making. Lessons from the Mbeki era point to the fact that public policy-making is about responding to human needs with a view to creating a more inclusive society. The book also drives home the point that public policy-making requires decisive leadership as was provided by Mbeki when he was President of the Republic of South Africa.” Professor Edwell Kaseke, School of Human and Community Development, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ndangwa Noyoo is an Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (MSH) Paris, France, from 2005 until 2006. He holds a Ph.D from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Farafina has published his discussion paper "Regional Social Policy for Sustainable Human Development: A Southern African Option" in its Discussion Papers Series.

The book is available at the Kwarts Bookstore.

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