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Certificate in Frontiers in Digital Government

This LINK Centre Certificate programme focuses on digital government formation in Africa, drawing on experiences and cases from across the continent. The programme is designed to keep participants abreast of the rapid developments in the field of e-governance, from both policy and practical, programme-implementation perspectives. The objective of the programme is to improve the capability of participants to introduce digital government, to refine its implementation, to effectively monitor and evaluate its outcomes, and to move towards advanced phases of digital governance.
The Certificate in Frontiers in Digital Government fosters:
  • understanding of the major paradigms in, and perspectives on, digital governance 
  • consideration of policies and practices in digital government formation
  • analysis of processes and performance in digital government implementation

Targeted participants
The programme is aimed at senior and middle managers in government dealing with public sector transformation and digital governance. It is also aimed at digital government practitioners and researchers working in the non-profit environment. Industry practitioners involved in the implementation of digital governance will also benefit from participating in the course. The course will thus be of interest to:

  • professionals and senior managers in national, provincial and local government
  • practitioners in e-education and e-health
  • information and content managers
  • business analysts
  • IT and telecommunications managers, architects, planners
  • business, marketing representatives

Prospective applicants should have at least a school-leaving certificate, and preferably also an undergraduate qualification. Relevant work experience, as assessed by the LINK Centre, will benefit applicants. Participants should have a sound working knowledge of business processes in their area of public service specialisation. A user knowledge and practice of IT or content management is desirable, but not essential.

Course delivery
This programme, delivered in Johannesburg, includes 10 days' contact time, as well as pre-course guidance and post-course feedback.

Interactive, participatory learning processes and approaches are used in course delivery. The facilitators are drawn from amongst academics, professionals and practitioners so as to provide a suitable blend of theory and practice. Teaching and learning tools include a combination of cases, exercises, group projects, individual projects, readings, and individual and group presentations. Participants are thus able to learn not only from the facilitators but also from their own experiences and those of their colleagues.

2021 course dates
Contact week one: 6-10 Sept. 2021
Contact week two: 18-22 Oct. 2021

2021 course fee
To be announced.

2021 course delivery modes
To be announced.

Course Administrator
Nokhanyo Yolwa, Certificate Programmes Coordinator, LINK Centre, +27-71-939-8867 

Course Convenor
Mark Burke, Visiting Researcher, LINK Centre,, cc:  

Please complete and submit this online application form in order to apply for registration in this course in 2021.