University of the Witwatersrand School of Governance Department
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WSG was known as the Wits Graduate School of Public and Development Management (P&DM) and established in the early 1990s with the primary purpose of helping to build a post-apartheid public service.
P&DM has contributed to public service capacity development over the past 20 years, and has played a pioneering role in using the independent and neutral space of the University to facilitate interaction between civil society, the academy and practitioners.
By continuously developing new knowledge regarding the complex interface between government, society, and development, P&DM has contributed to the creation of more professional and reflective practices around governance in the country and across the continent.
In 2013, the School was involved in an extensive process to re-evaluate and reposition itself in the current South African and African context. One of the outcomes of this process was a decision to change the name of the school to the Wits School of Governance.
The name change allows the School to reflect current thinking while retaining its commitment to building capacity, developmental public administrations by providing a space to explore how the world works, analyze regional and global trends, and review practice as a basis for innovation and enabling social change.