IS THE SOUTH AFRICAN PUBLIC SERVICE READY TO EMBRACE GLOBALIZATION: OBJECTIVES OF THE RESEARCH(3)

OBJECTIVES OF THE RESEARCH(3)

Cronje, et.al.(2000:77) stated that globalisation refers to the widening and deepening of international trade, finance, human resources, information and culture in a single integrated world market. The aim of globalisation is to produce the best outcome for all as regards economic growth and human welfare.

According to Bhagwati, (2004:11) the following are some of the main features of globalisation:-
• trade liberalisation;
• increasing and changing patterns of financial flows;
• cheaper and quicker transport;
• the growth in the size and power of corporations; and
• impressive advances in new technology, in particular information and communications technology.

Generally, these processes are evolving, partly through their own dynamism and partly through the implementation of international, regional and national rules, standards and policies, in particular, the rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the policies of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.

Fundamentally, globalisation is the closer integration of the countries and peoples of the world which has been brought about by the enormous reduction of costs of transportation and communication, and the breaking down of artificial barriers to the flow of goods, services and capital, knowledge and people across borders.
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Figure 1 : National Government of South Africa In Relation to Global Partners

Figure 1 explains the various interfaces where the South African government departments interact with global institutions and partners such as Department of Trade and Industry with G8 countries, the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Public Service and Administration with the United Nations. The Southern African Developing Countries (SADC) interacts with the Department of Energy and Eskom in respect of power generation. The European Union interacts with the Department of Trade and Industry with regards to trading.

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