Building a capable state through proper human resource management

Journal of Local Government Research and Innovation

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Title Building a capable state through proper human resource management
Creator Mle, Thozamile R. Ngumbela, Xolisile G.
Subject Public Administration; Public Policy; Development Studies; Governance efficiency; effectivity; economically; skills and professionalism; accountability; responsibility efficiency
Description Background: This article examines the possibility of building a capable state within an appropriate ethical framework and the required human capital spectrum available to a government. South Africa currently faces shortcomings in capability and systemic stasis because of weak political management. The existing research has pointed out the state’s capacity deficit as a major factor that undermines the social and economic progress of South Africa.Aim: The aim of this article was to look at government’s capability of building a capable, ethical and developmental state which is a crucial facilitator for the successful execution of government’s goals of achieving the targets of the 2030 National Development Plan. A developmental state that is going to develop the economy, create jobs and improve the conditions of society standard of living through proper human resource management.Methods: As the main tool for doing this research, this article relied heavily on secondary qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Secondary analysis is a study technique that uses pre-existing quantitative data or pre-existing qualitative research data to analyse or validate previous studies on new issues.Results: The findings point that capacity building is crucial. Fixing political control at the core should be the starting point.Conclusion: There seems to be a complete failure of a build-up towards a capable state in South Africa as the public service shows unevenness with local, provincial and national government capability challenges. A capable state can exist only when an affordable, effective and development-orientated public service can only grow and have a transformative function in order to correct past failures, where government is making drastic changes, enhance and have the requisite effect on society on its bad results.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2020-12-07
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/jolgri.v1i0.15
Source Journal of Local Government Research and Innovation; Vol 1 (2020); 9 pages 2788-919X 2709-7412
Language eng
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Coverage South Africa — —
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Xolisile G. Ngumbela, Thozamile R. Mle