Entries by Anneke du Toit

Public sector roles, agencies and management

Whenever we think of influential people and important roles in society, there’s a good chance that a public manager won’t be the first to come to mind. This is a pity as these overlooked workers are more influential than most realise. They are responsible for the public sector policy that affects every one of us. […]

M&E for improved decision making and project planning

In our previous article, we spoke about the importance of transparency and accountability when applying monitoring and evaluation (M&E) principles to public administration. In this article, we will talk about how M&E can benefit decision-making and project planning. Without good planning, a project can be doomed to fail. This might not be too serious when […]

Improved transparency and accountability with monitoring and evaluation

When dealing with public finances and public administration, it is very important that there is both transparency and accountability. Although they may have been ignored in years gone by, both transparency and accountability are increasingly important within public finance and administration. As part of best practice, both should also play large roles in the monitoring […]

What you will learn with Monitoring and Evaluation

In response to the growing need to better monitor and track the progress of public projects, the Wits School of Governance now offers an online Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation (PDMPM in M&E). Studying this course will give you the skills needed for senior and managerial roles in […]

Small changes can reduce stress

Living through a global pandemic has been an immense change for all of us and we’ve been going through particularly stressful times for the last while. While there is little that we can do about many of the things worrying us, what we are able to do is control how we react to the stress […]

How to deal with conflict and change

One of the only constants in life is change. As we grow older, we tend to find change more and more disruptive. However, to coin another cliche, life is a journey and to make the most of it will involve many changes over the years. COVID-19 brought massive change since early 2020 and we are […]

Land the job you deserve

When studying it can be difficult to think much beyond the tasks at hand like the next assignment or test. Looking a little further ahead, your end goal is obviously to complete your course and graduate, but what about after that? Gaining a qualification is the start, the next step is landing yourself a decent […]