Department of Public and Development Administration, School of Management Sciences
The Department of Public and Development Administration offers a comprehensive range of services in public administration and management, development management studies and local government administration, comprising education, training, and development; research projects; and extensive community services.
The Department was initially known as the Department of Public, Municipal, and Development Management with the inception of the University of Venda during 1982. Since these early years, the Department has grown significantly. It is currently offering Public Administration, Local Government (up to second year) and Development Management Studies.
The Department of Public and Development Administration aims to develop human potential by means of equipping students with knowledge and skills to utilize socio-economic resources for the local, national as well as the Southern African region.
The Department of Public and Development Administration provides appropriately equipped human resources for the public and private sectors in Southern Africa. The basic function of the Department is to train, educate, develop and equip students and community members at various levels as well as to provide assistance through community engagement to members of the community in which it operates.
The Department sees its role as that of doing the following: