n Journal of Public Administration - Editorial

Volume 44, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



The euphoria of the recent democratic elections in South Africa has made way for reality. The political rhetoric of all the political parties which participated in the elections has assigned their representatives to the National Assembly and to the nine provincial legislatures. Each of the legislative bodies commenced with their respective legislative programmes and the authorisation of their policies as envisaged during the political campaigns. However, it is obvious that various communities are not willing to wait until the newly formed governing structures could fulfil election promises. Communities are demanding immediate action and immediate improvement of their living conditions.

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