• ASSADPAM Conference Fosters Collaboration on Governance Challenges

    Posted on March 28, 2024

    Pretoria recently buzzed with activity as the ASSADPAM Conference, hosted by the School of Public Management and Administration, brought together industry leaders, academics, and enthusiasts from across the globe. The two-day event focused on the timely theme of "Governance in action: Policy,...

  • Research collaboration with Coventry University to explore public sector risk management

    Posted on March 18, 2024

    Professor Tyanai Masiya from the School of Public Management and Administration was at the Centre for Business in Society (CBiS), Coventry University, England. He is collaborating with Dr Iniobong Enang on research focusing on risk management in the public sector

  • Exploring the world of diplomacy

    Posted on March 13, 2024

    In a captivating exploration of the world of diplomacy, select students from the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) recently participated in the World of Work Experience at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation’s (DIRCO) headquarters

  • SPMA PhD student flying UP flag at the University of Montpellier

    Posted on February 16, 2024

    Rodney Asilla, a PhD student in The School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) at the University of Pretoria (UP) has been selected to represent the university at the Feed-Protect-Care Global Collaborative PhD Platform at the University of Montpellier, France

  • SPMA to host 2024 ASSADPAM Conference

    Posted on February 01, 2024

    The School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA) at the University of Pretoria will host the Association of Southern African Schools and Departments of Public Administration and Management (ASSADPAM) conference from 18 to 20 March 2024.

  • UP EXPERT OPINION: South Africa is failing people who aren’t poor, but aren’t middle class either

    Posted on January 30, 2024

    What are the factors that trap SA’s aspirant middle class in their progression towards a stable middle class? The findings of a group of researchers including UP academics have important implications for public policy in South Africa.

  • EASA conference January 2024.

    Posted on January 29, 2024

    Ms Brenda Vivian, the academic literacy specialist at the SPMA, attended the annual Education Association of South Africa’s annual conference, which was held in Magaliesburg from the 14-17 January, hosted by the University of Johannesburg

  • The Mandela Washington Fellowship Experience

    Posted on November 09, 2023

    Ms. Lerato Sono, a lecturer at the SPMA, embarked on what she describes as “a remarkable transformative journey” to the USA. As a participant in the Mandela Washington Fellowship Programme.

  • Manifesting success and navigating adversity

    Posted on October 12, 2023

    Curtleigh Alaart (22), is currently studying the bachelor’s degree in Public Management and International Relations here at the University of Pretoria. This year, he was fortunate enough to be selected to participate in a study abroad programme at the prestigious Leiden University in the...

  • Outstanding academics shine at EMS Awards

    Posted on October 04, 2023

    The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) recently hosted its annual EMS Awards to celebrate the excellence of outstanding academic staff. The awards, which were held at the EMS Research Hub on the Hatfield Campus, honoured the academic excellence of staff in three categories, namely...

  • New partnership promises opportunities for growth, development and excellence

    Posted on October 03, 2023

    The partnership between the Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority and UP's School of Public Administration and Management includes R1,6 million in funding for 20 students and R1,19 million for research.

  • BRICS Business Council – Ocean Economy Forum

    Posted on September 01, 2023

    Prof. Michel Tshiyoyo, from the SPMA, played an active role in the BRICS Business Council – Ocean Economy Forum held on August 21, 2023, at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg

  • Building better futures of governance towards achieving the SDGs in a VUCA world

    Posted on August 25, 2023

    This year's International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) conference, held from 31st July to 4th August, was generously hosted by the National College of Public Administration and Governance at the University of the Philippines in Manila

  • UP studies show how police-community partnerships can reduce crime in high-risk cities

    Posted on July 20, 2023

    Research by the University of Pretoria (UP) has demonstrated the importance of community policing forums in fighting crime in high-risk environments, such as in Johannesburg.

  • Women's voices in public policy development: moving beyond representation

    Posted on July 19, 2023

    On 27 and 28 June 2023, a group of like-minded scholars participated in the first of three sessions that focused on women, leadership, development and public policy at the International Conference on Public Policy, held at the Toronto Metropolitan University. Professor Gerda van Dijk, Director...

  • 7th Edition AAPAM/ DPSA / SPMA Research Seminar

    Posted on June 09, 2023

    Drs Norman Nhede and Rozenda Hendrickse attended the 7th Edition of the collaborative AAPAM (African Association for Public Administration and Management), DPSA (Department of Public Service and Administration) and SPMA (School of Public Management and Administration at the University of...

  • Student graduated in 2 years amidst a rocky ride

    Posted on May 03, 2023

    In 2021, Funani Sibiya set herself the goal of obtaining her Master’s in Public Administration degree within two years. Little did she know how much would happen in those two years.

  • Being woke – unpacking the buzzword

    Posted on April 24, 2023

    Dr Rozenda Hendrickse, a member of the EMS Diversity and Inclusion unpacks the term "woke" and what it means in fostering diversity and inclusion.

  • Renown international scholar Prof Catherine Althaus visit SPMA

    Posted on April 17, 2023

    Professor Catherine Althaus visited the SPMA from 3-14 April 2023 sharing her experiences and expertise in indigenous public policy processes, public administration and public leadership

  • SPMA /BAdmin@tuks sanitary pad drive

    Posted on April 03, 2023

    According to Mamntaney (2021), an estimated 30% of South African girls do not attend school while they are on their periods because they do not have sanitary pads

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