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The National Board of the South African Association of Public Administration and Management, in conjunction with the Centre for Africa Studies, invites you to its 12th Annual Conference, which is a gathering of scholars and practitioners, to be part of the intellectual process of imagining the future from the past based on the present. Come and be part of this important dialogue which seeks to inform the theory and practice of governance and administration. The event is scheduled to take place on 07-09 March 2012 in Bloemfontein, University of the Free State. With the ANC as the subject of the conference, it is only appropriate that the discourse on the state of governance in South Africa and the entire African continent at the turn of the ANC's centenary takes place in Mangaung in the Free State, where the ANC was born. A plenary for practitioners is envisaged, where narratives from the practice or case study presentations on service delivery in the different sectors of government would be accommodated. Government officials are therefore as well strongly encouraged to submit papers for presentations based on their experiences in managing the dynamics of governance.

Original papers on the theme of the conference which seeks to inform theoretical and policy discourses on governance are hereby invited for presentation and possible publication in the Journal of Public Administration