The term ‘governance’ refers to the manner in which key stakeholders and role-players make decisions to direct the activities of an institution, function or intervention. The Governmental perspective of governance refers to the exercise of political authority and the use of institutional recourses to manage societal challenges and affairs.

Fields of study

Public administration

In its broadest sense, Public Management and Governance entails the study of the way in which theory and practice combine to satisfy the most important needs of a country’s citizens.


Public Administration

Political studies and international relations

Political Studies focuses on matters associated with power and authority within the state and government, but also within society more broadly.


Political Studies and International Relations

Policing Practice

Become competent professional law enforcers in a variety of fields of policing.


Distance learning: Policing Practice

Centre for governance

The Centre for Governance draws upon the knowledge and expertise of the Schools of Social Sciences and Government Studies, the Focus Area: Social Transformation and others.


Centre for Governance