The Nature and Governance of Public-Partnerships: Avoiding Speed Humps in Local Economic Development

By Shakespeare Binza.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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The nature and governance of public-public partnerships: avoiding speed humps in local economic development

Keywords: Public-private partnership, local economic development, metropolitan government, local economic growth

International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.35-50. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 919.299KB).

Shakespeare Binza

Mr Binza is the Director of the Raymond Mhlaba Institute of Public Administration and Leadership, and full time lecturer in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Port Elizabeth, specializing in Public Management. He completed his tertiary education at the Port Elizabeth Technikon where he obtained his M-Tech degree in Public Management 2001 with a dissertation entitled "An evaluation of policies for attaining excellence in service delivery in the Port Elizabeth Municipality". He is currently conducting his research for a Doctoral degree at the University of Port Elizabeth. His field of research is the South African developmental metropolitan government, specifically focusing on developing a public-private partnership model to improve local economic development. His research areas are: privatisation or the liberalisation of public goods and services; local economic development; and social capital and social movements in public policy and governance. He has teaching experience at under- and postgraduate levels. He teaches Administration for Development, Local and Regional Resources Management, Public Policy and Procedures at undergraduate level and Advanced Public Administration, Advanced Personnel Administration and bridging courses in Public Management to MPA and M Phil learners. He is an external moderator for Eastern Cape Technikon. He has published papers in local newspapers. He has presented a number of scientific papers to international and national conferences. He serves as Secretary for the Eastern Cape Chapter of the South African Public Administration and Management Association (SAAPAM-EC). He has organised and provided training workshops for public officials in the eastern region of the Eastern Cape Province. He has provided research, training, and consultancy services to various governments departments. He serves as a Board of Trustees for the Raymond Mhlaba Trust, and media commentator for various SABC radio stations.


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