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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Dlamini, Lomkhosi
Email lomkhosiD@hotmail.com
URN etd-05082007-134154
Document Title The management of HIV/AIDS in the South African public service : challenges and best practices for the department of public enterprises
Degree M.Admin (Public Administration)
Department School of Public Management and Administration
Advisor Name Title
Dr H G van Dijk
  • management of HIV/AIDS
  • public enterprises
  • challenges
  • best practices
  • South African Public Service
Date 2007-04-13
Availability unrestricted

The research focuses on an evaluation of the management practices used in the implementation of HIV/AIDS policies and programmes in the South African Public Service, with specific reference to the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE). It was executed with the following objectives in mind:

  • identify the initiatives that have been established for managing HIV/AIDS in the South African Public Service and the DPE, including the relevant legislation;
  • identify the challenges with regard to planning, organising, leading and controlling that are experienced by the DPE in managing HIV/AIDS effectively;
  • identify best practices in the management of HIV/AIDS in the South African Public Service; and
  • make recommendations to address the challenges experienced by the DPE.

From the review of relevant literature, it has been established that the HIV/AIDS epidemic is growing at an alarming rate in the Southern African region, including South Africa. The impact of the epidemic on the socio-economy of South Africa, as well as the South African Public Service, needs to be properly understood so that appropriate measures can be put in place to address the challenges resulting from the epidemic. The research clearly indicated that resources, both financial and human, as well as leadership commitment are required for the effective implementation of policies and programmes for managing HIV/AIDS.

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