Constitutionalisation of public service and administration in AfricaPosted: 23 March, 2021 Filed under: Paul Mudau | Tags: accountability, administration, African Constitutions, Constitutional Reform, democracy, good governance, human rights, public administration, public policies, public service, rights of individuals, transparency Leave a comment
Author: Paul Mudau
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public, Constitutional and International Law at the University of South Africa
‘Modern African constitutions’ produced by the recent wave of constitutional reforms that swept across Africa generally transpired in the constitutionalisation of public service and administration. Public administration is any institution with operations aimed at applying, enforcing or fulfilling public policies and programmes or undertaking public service duties as well as regulating the conduct of public servants. Public service is any service or public-interest activity provided by government under the authority of the relevant administration.