The Herald reports that MDC Alliance plagiarised Section 2.11 of the South African Constitution, which it presented in its manifesto as Chapter 10.
The Section in the MDC Alliance manifesto is headed “Public Administration” while the South African Constitution, it is under Section 2.11 “Reform of State Owned Enterprises”. Below is an excerpt of the article:
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REFORM OF STATE OWNED ENTERPRISES
The country suffers under the weight of state enterprises that have largely become feeding troughs for the ruling elite. Rationalising state enterprises will thus be key. Many of these enterprises will be wound up or disposed of.
Those that remain will be governed in their operations by a new and enhanced Public Entities Corporate Governance Act which will be based on the principles which include that:
i. A high standard of professional ethics must be promoted and maintained.
ii. Efficient and economic use of resources must be promoted.
iii. Public administration must be development-oriented.
The MDC Alliance manifesto Section 101, Chapter 10
Basic values and principles governing public administration 195.
(1) Public administration must be governed by the democratic values and principles enshrined in the Constitution, including the following principles:
(a) A high standard of professional ethics must be promoted and maintained.
(b) Efficient, economic and effective use of resources must be promoted.
(c) Public administration must be development-oriented.
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