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Wits School of Governance

Welcome to the Wits School of Governance (WSG), a place where we focus on building capacity for governance. We seek ways of getting to grips with the wicked problems that beset governance in South Africa whether at local, provincial, national, or continental levels. The WSG is the leading regional institution in the arena of governance, policy and development management for the public sector.


Executive Education - courses on offer

The WSG offers over 90 short courses in the fields of policy; governance and leadership; monitoring and evaluation; project management and economic development and finance. Our short courses are specialised, flexible and include multi-disciplinary content.

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• Development finance (Starts 3 July 2017)
Participants will get practical exposure to understand the evolution and application of development finance in implementing national or regional development plans.

• Development and management of local government (Starts 3 July 2017)
This course provides a broad overview of management theory and how strategic management is situated in the municipal management discourse.

• Programme in project management (Starts 11 July 2017)
At the end of the course, participants are expected to demonstrate competence in the use of a range of project management instruments and techniques in a variety of development contexts.

• Executive development programme (Starts 18 July 2017)
The certificate provides participants with an understanding of economic theory, ideas and issues necessary for effective policy design.

• Public sector governance and risk management (Starts 1 August 2017)
The aim of the course is to equip participants to set-up, manage and maintain an effective risk management system that enables them to identify and mitigate risks timeously.

For more details on all these courses, please e-mail: or call Zibusiso Manzini-Moyo on (011) 717-3505.



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