Municipal Policy Formulation and Implementation (Module 6 of MMDP)

Estimated cost: R5001 – R10 000
Field Of Study: Public Leadership
Department Name: School of Public Leadership Bellvillepark Campus


The objective of this module is to provide a comprehensive overview of the scope of policy management as well as a thorough explanation of the policy analytical procedures, namely problem structuring; forecasting; recommending; monitoring and evaluating as well as the application of a selection of techniques relevant for these procedures within the local government context. Using policy information to improve current policies or inform future policy decisions is also explored, given the political dynamics involved. Finally, linkages with planning, organising, leading and control as the other mayor management functions are drawn and policy relevant communication explored. This module provides a vertical articulation from ¿Theory and practices of Development, Policy and Management¿, with specific reference to ¿Part 4: The art and science of policy management¿. The module articulates horizontally with other MMDP modules and a number of techniques are shared with other modules.

Entry Requirement: Professional 3-year Bachelor’s degree/Advanced Diploma or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Competence
Duration: 6 weeks
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: T Steffen
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Contact Person Phone: (021) 9184121
Latest Year Offered: 2017