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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.

Book now for upcoming Executive Education courses. For more courses, click here.


Development and management of local government (Starts 04 September 2017)

This is a multi-disciplinary programme which develops individual knowledge and enhances decision-making skills. Students will learn to be more effective in their current and future roles as leaders and change agents in local government.

Public sector governance and risk management (Starts 10 October 2017)

This course equips public sector, risk and finance managers and practitioners to set-up, manage and maintain an effective and value added risk management system that enables them to timeously identify and mitigate risks.


 Academic programmes:

Postgraduate programmes for the 2018 intake:

Postgraduate Diploma in Management in:
• Public and Development Management 
• Public and Development Monitoring and Evaluation

Master of Management in:
• Security
• Public Policy
• Public and Development Management
• Public and Development Monitoring and Evaluation

You can also submit applications for our PhD and Masters by Dissertation programmes.

Apply online:

Application closing dates for all these programmes: 31 October 2017

For full list of criteria, please visit:

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