Lead South African Legislation and Policy Afecting Public Administration

SOUTH AFRICAN LEGISLATION AND POLICY AFFECTING PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Unit Standard

Credits

Unit Standard ID no.

Apply South African legislation and policy affecting public administration
10
120307
Apply knowledge of ethical principles, standards and professional conduct in public sector management and administration
8
119342

Each Learning Unit can be presented as a separate short course if required

Total Credits: 18

Course Duration: 7 days

Course Outline:

LEARNING UNIT 1: APPLY SOUTH AFRICAN LEGISLATION
Apply financial management techniques in the implementation of sector specific policy programmes.

  • Different Types Of Expenditure Are Defined And Distinguished According To Policy.
  • Improving Financial Management Performance
  • Structures of Public Policy-Making in the South Africa Context
  • Institutional Mechanisms in Policy Making and Implementation
  • South Africa‚Äôs Public Policy-Making Approach: a Brief Perspective on Social Policy
  • The Public Finance Management Act (PFMA),
  • Analyse Factors Affecting Policy-Making In The Relevant Sector.
  • Socioeconomic Factors and Concepts
  • Public Sector Governance - A Guide to the Principles of Good Practice
  • The concepts of political and managerial accountability
  • Participatory Democracy

LEARNING UNIT 2: APPLY KNOWLEDGE OF ETHICAL PRINCIPLES, STANDARDS AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT IN PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

  • Ethical Values
  • The core public sector ethical values
  • Overall Responsibility of all Public Servants
  • The reasons for ethical standards in the public sector
  • The Public Sector Code of Conduct
  • Standards of professionalism and ethical principles are identified
  • Areas of ethical conflict between personal and public interests
  • Seven Strategies for Managing Ethical Conflict
  • Conflict of interest. 
  • Ethical dilemmas with case studies
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures to deal with Ethical problems
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