What effects have the integration of the Apartheid era ‘homelands’ in the context of South Africa’s Constitution, and the move toward managerialism within the public service had on the Post-Apartheid state? Professor Chipkin joins us to examine these two critical institutional developments in contemporary South Africa. In the lecture, Professor Chipkin will show how these developments help us explain the uneven, and generally poor performance of government administrations as well as the high levels of political contestation within the state. He will conclude by sharing some of his thoughts regarding the role of civil society organisations and social justice movements in the current conjuncture.

Presented by: Professor Ivor Chipkin