UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Wits School of Governance

P&DM - The Graduate School of Public and Development Management

The Wits School of Governance is  the leading regional institution in the arena of governance, policy and development management for the public sector. The Wits School of Governance has, since its inception in 1993, been at the forefront of an international movement to transform public and development management, and is today the  largest producer of postgraduates in its field in Southern Africa.

News

The Wits Graduate School of Public and Development Management becomes the Wits School of Governance

Wits P&DM was established in the early 1990s with the primary purpose of helping to build a post-apartheid public service and since its inception, has been at the forefront of an international movement to transform public and development management in South Africa and the region. P&DM has contributed to public service capacity development over the past 20 years, and has played a pioneering role in using the independent and neutral space of the university to facilitate interaction between civil society, the academy and practitioners.

By continuously developing new knowledge regarding the complex interface between government, society, and development, P&DM has contributed to the creation of more professional and reflective practices around governance in the country and across the continent.

Over the past year, the School has been involved in an extensive process to re-evaluate and reposition itself in the current South African and African context. One of the outcomes of this process was a decision to change the name of the school to the Wits School of Governance.

The name change allows the School to reflect current thinking whilst retaining its commitment to building capable, developmental public administrations by providing a space to explore how the world works, analyse regional and global trends, and review practice as a basis for innovation and enabling social change.

We welcome you to join us on the journey of building a capable and developmental state for our country and continent.

Wits School of Governance – Celebrating 21 years as Africa’s Leading School of Public and Development Management

Recent Events

Is South Africa Equipped to deal with Cybersecurity Concerns? 

The Graduate School of Public and Development Management, in association with Microsoft South Africa, held a colloquium on Cybersecurity in the Public Sector at Wits University on 27 and 28 March 2014.

The first day of the colloquium was open to the public, and the Minister of State Security, Siyabonga Cwele, delivered the keynote address.

Panels of expert speakers from government, academia and the private sector including presenters from Brazil, the African Union and the European Union explored the critical issues as well as deliberate on national and regional approaches to cybersecurity. Added to this were discussions on security and democracy in a post-Snowden world, capacity building and partnerships to bolster cybersecurity.

Anticipated outcomes of the colloquium include a review of the local and global state of play, knowledge sharing and awareness, determination of South African policy implementation and management priorities, and determining a training, education and research agenda.

Upcoming Executive Education Programmes

  • Government Communications and Marketing
  • Development Finance
  • Programme and Project Management
  • Public Finance and Fiscal Management

We offer a variety of short courses and are able to customise courses to suit specific needs.

For more information please visit our website or email shortcourses.wsg@wits.ac.za, or phone +27 11 7171 3520

Applications for July intake Block-Release degree programmes will be open until 31st May

Apply to the Wits School of Governance and play your part in Africa's future:

Information for Applicants

For more information please visit our website or email: admissions.wsg@wits.ac.za, or phone +27 11 717 3520


Post Graduate Diploma and Master of Management Programmes 2014

Public and Development Management

Humanitarian and Development Management

Security

Public & Development Sector Monitoring & Evaluation

Governance & Public Leadership

Master of Management Programmes 2014

Public Policy

Social Security Policy Management and Administration

We also offer a Master of Management by Dissertation, as well as a PHD programme. Please enquire for further information.