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Perceptions of National Government Survey
The national government survey shows that nearly 79% of South African citizens in our research sample believe that the government is incompetent and corrupt, while more than 70% believe that the government has failed to generate employment.
South African citizens are seriously concerned about the quality of governance in their country, with some 60% agreeing that “people are giving up hope that the government will listen to them”. The most positive feedback was on pensions and social grants, the latter of which gained a 61.2% positive rating.
Government Performance Index
The Government Performance Index (GPI) is based on extensive information-gathering and statistical analysis, offering South Africa’s first complete overview of the performance of South Africa’s 234 local and metropolitan municipalities.
The GPI is based on 15 indicators across three categories: quality of administration, level of economic opportunity and the extent of service delivery. The data for the indicators was derived from various sources, Stats SA, National Treasury, Auditor General and the Extended Public Works Programme; and all indicators were equally weighted.
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the National Survey and Government Performance Index:
Project on Land, Land Tenure and Restitution in South Africa – in comparative African perspective
Communal Indigenous ownership’ – some comments on recent court cases
Professor William Beinart, African Studies Centre, University of Oxford
Questions of land tenure are of great importance in South Africa at present and land issues as a whole have come to the fore, not only because land reform is perceived to be slow and relatively unsuccessful but because President Zuma has reopened the land restitution process.
Report:KG Education in Ghana
Good Governance Africa’s West Africa Centre commissioned a study in 2015 into Kindergarten Education, see the report “Ameliorating Strategies for KG Education in Ghana”. The report will provide a foundation for a colloquium in August 2016.