Building a capable state through proper human resource management

Journal of Local Government Research and Innovation


 
 
Field Value
 
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
 
Contributor
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 2709-7412
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://jolgri.org/index.php/jolgri/article/view/15/38 https://jolgri.org/index.php/jolgri/article/view/15/37 https://jolgri.org/index.php/jolgri/article/view/15/39 https://jolgri.org/index.php/jolgri/article/view/15/36
 
Coverage South Africa — —
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Xolisile G. Ngumbela, Thozamile R. Mle https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0