SPL (School of Public Leadership)
Welcome to Stellenbosch University


​​The SPL's outputs include the biggest number of accredited research papers in the fields of public and development management in South Africa. We also have active research and teaching collaborations with national and international institutions, and we offer relevant and dynamic undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in public and development management, environmental management, sustainable development planning and public finance. Our teaching content is the result of research and comparative benchmarking in internationally recognised best practices. Our teaching material combines globally recognised theory, applications and techniques. This is supplemented with examples, case studies and exercises relevant to the local context. Current legislation, regulations, guidelines, other policy expression as well as societal and environmental realities are taken into consideration in the new teaching material that is constantly being developed.


 A selection of thesis, books and journal articles can be accessed below:

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