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Contextualising the Guidelines of Contracting Organisational Development Consultants in South African Municipalities

Malefetsane Mofolo
Africa’s Public Service Delivery & Performance Review | Vol 2, No 1 | a41 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/apsdpr.v2i1.41 | © 2014 Malefetsane Mofolo | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 November 2016 | Published: 01 March 2014

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Malefetsane Mofolo, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa

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As part of the developmental process, municipalities are required to implement certain mechanisms to improve performance, and are legally bound to implement mechanisms “situated” within the programme of organisational development (OD). Unfortunately, due to the lack of capacity, municipalities apparently make use of professional OD consultants from outside. Therefore, thisarticle explores the manner in which relationship can be enhanced between municipalities and consultants. Furthermore, the article also highlights core aspects that municipalities should take into consideration during contract negotiations and drafting, and suggests some conditions required to promote skills transfer.


Municipalities; Organizational Development; Contracting; Consultant; Development Fund


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