Show simple item record Munzhedzi, P. H. 2017-11-22T08:54:27Z 2017-11-22T08:54:27Z 2017
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-620-73783-8 (e-book)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-620-73782-1 (Print)
dc.description Journal article, Published in International Conference on Public Administration and Development Alternatives (IPADA), The 2nd Annual Conference on ‛‛ The Independence of African States in the Age of Globalisation”, July 26-28, 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa of 1996 (1996 Constitution) makes a provision that there shall be separation of powers between the legislature, executive and judiciary, with appropriate checks and balances to ensure accountability, responsiveness and openness. This constitutional provision is adopted from a century old principle of trias politica which stipulates that power of the state must be divided amongst the three existing arms. This policy position makes a sound pronouncement that each arm of the state must be held accountable in the performance of their public functions. However, more focus of this paper is on the legislative arm in that it is the one responsible for ensuring that the executive arm accounts for all functions vested upon it by the 1996 Constitution. This conceptual paper seeks to explore the nature of the relationship between these three arms of the state, and identify challenges confronting the legislature in holding the executive to account so as to propose possible solutions to the challenges. It is recommended the legislative arm must be beefed-up to ensure that the executive arm is held accountable at all times so as to curtail maladministration, corruption and the abuse of state resources. en_US
dc.format.extent 7 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Conference on Public Administration and Development Alternatives (IPADA) en_US
dc.relation.requires Adobe Acrobat Reader en_US
dc.subject Separation of powers en_US
dc.subject Public accountability en_US
dc.subject Oversight en_US
dc.subject Parliament en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Separation of powers -- South Africa en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Government accountability en_US
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa -- Politics and government en_US
dc.title The role of separation of powers in ensuring public accountability in South Africa: policy versus practice en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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