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1NAME: NTHABISENG MOTLHODISTUDENT NUMBER :UNIQUE NUMBER:MODULE CODE: PUB 2601SEMESTER: 2ONLINE EXAMINATIONDATE: 23 SEPTEMBER 20211
2HONESTYDECLARATIONName and Surname: Nthabiseng MotlhodiStudent number: 66709687Module code: PUB2601Foundations of Public AdministrationI declare that the examination answers are my own work. The examination answers are not copiedfrom other person’s work (published or unpublished). And have not previously been submitted forassessment either at the University of South Africa or elsewhere.Signature: N. MotlhodiDate: 23 September 20212
3QUESTION 1IntroductionThis essay seek to describe the principle of the status of the state and the key role-players in a state. The essay will first explain the meaning of the state, the reason whythe state exist, and breakdown the key role-players by listing and explain each role inthe state, National assembly to provincial council, examples presented also.PRINCIPLES DETERMINING THE STATE OF A STATEDemarcated geographical AreaThe most important thing to begin with is to firstly explain what the state is, andaccording to Van Heerden (2017: 47) A state is identified with an internationallyrecognized geographical area. Van Heerden explains this, as the clearly markedboundaries or borders serve as a means of controlling people's movements betweendifferent countries. Citizenship of a specific country is facilitated by the use of specificboundaries. Borders therefore serve the purpose of defining and identifying a country'scitizens. (Van Heerden 2017: 47) in simple explanation can call it the sphere of highestgovernmental authority and administration for example Republic of South Africa,according to government gazette , South African is a constitutional democracy with athree-tier system of government and an independent judiciary. The national, provincialand local level of government all have legislative and executive authority in their ownspheres, and are defined in the constitution as distinctive, interdependent andinterrelated . (South Africa Yearbook 2018/19)They exist for the following reasons:political reasonsA government's jurisdiction can only cover a limited and specific area. The borders arecreated for the purpose of solving territorial disputes among governments.(Van Heerden2017:47) further more political power or reason has capacity to intervene in violation ofthe rules of ordinary law, which is the reason for state power.administrative reasonsCoordination and control are necessary ingredients for the success of any activity. If asingle government is to offer services to an unlimited territory this would make suchcoordination and control difficult and even impossible.The nature of public administration is such that it is surrounded by such things as alegal environment. From the model in study unit 1 we learnt that the state as a politicalsociety is governed by rules and it is there to maintain law and order (MacIver 1966:5).This is done by means of the state machinery, namely the government. However it is

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Separation of Powers, Parliament, National Assembly, GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, VAN HEERDEN

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