Conference | 2022

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Annual Conference  23-25 March 2022, UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL (UKZN), will be hosted ONLINE

ASSADPAM Conference 2022: Closing date to submit abstracts: 20 February 2022.


Call for abstracts opens: 3 January 2022
Closing date to submit abstracts: 20 February 2022
Final notification of abstract acceptance: 23 February 2022
Online conference registration opens: 28 February 2022
Final papers due: 12 March 2022
Conference registration closes: 15 March 2022


Public administration education is a key determinant of the operation of public administration held by the government-of-the-day. Public Administration education in South Africa must extend beyond teaching to tangible forms of learning. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the strengths and weaknesses of public sector policies and processes. As societies have battled to contain the pandemic, the public sector has had to rely on tried and tested strategies to innovate on forging new alliances and governance processes. In doing so, the notion of professionalism is at the core of good public administration practices. Professionalism is the observance of set standards/qualities and possibly a code of conduct. It exemplifies acknowledged practices in a profession, which entails specialised knowledge acquired after extensive preparation and training academically. In this current era and the future, new challenges and opportunities emerge for us to think anew in achieving efficiency in this dynamic field.

Conference organisers

Hosted by ASSADPAM in conjunction with the University of Kwazulu-Natal.

Conference programme

Download the Call for Papers

Attendees and participants

NOTE: After you have submitted your abstract, and you have received feedback that it has been APPROVED, you will be registered and receive an invoice by email.

More information about Call for papers, Schedule, Programme and Deadlines for the Assadpam Conference 2022 can be found downloaded here

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: When submitting an abstract, authors are requested to follow the proposed structure:

- Name, surname, institution, contact details
- Sub-theme
- Topic
- Purpose of envisaged paper
- Design/methodology/approach
- Practical implications
- Originality/value
- ABSTRACT: 300 words
- FULL PAPER: 6 000-8000 words
Follow Administratio Publica’s format available on the website:

SUBMISSION INFORMATION: Submission of abstracts: These can be sent directly to the relevant sub-theme chairs. Full paper submissions: These can be sent to subbanm [at]; or nzimakweth [at] or zondisa [at]

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: An automated mail will be sent to you regarding conference registration upon abstract acceptance.

Check the conference fees:

Contact us

Any queries or questions about the conference, email your requests to subbanm [at] and nzimakweth [at]

Event Date: 
23 - 25 March 2022
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