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PITT FORMS LINKAGE WITH SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITY FOR PUBLIC POLICY TRAINING

 PITT FORMS LINKAGE WITH SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITY
 FOR PUBLIC POLICY TRAINING
 PITTSBURGH, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Graduate School of Business at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, have established a linkage which will lay the foundation for the future of public policy education in South Africa, it was announced today.
 The linkage agreement, funded by the Ford Foundation, is the first of its kind in South Africa. Through the agreement, Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, under the direction of Associate Dean, Louis A. Picard, will provide advice and support for the development of curriculum for the Witwatersrand Business School's new program in public policy and development administration. The program will provide high level management and public policy training for a new generation of public sector managers, who would be available to enter government service in a post-apartheid South Africa.
 University of Pittsburgh President, J. Dennis O'Connor, said, "As South Africa moves towards a post-apartheid era, the University of Pittsburgh is very proud to enter into this unique partnership with the University of Witwatersrand. At this time of profound transition and of tremendous hope our two universities will draw upon our combined strengths and intellectual resources to help educate and assist a new, non-racist generation of public leadership. We are most honored to contribute to the complex, far-reaching process of South Africa's eventual democratization."
 Picard, who has worked with the ANC in South Africa in the Plan-Act program which fosters urban development, stresses that "non-racial hiring for both public and private sector institutions is and will be a major concern in post-apartheid South Africa."
 Programs in the the newly established School of Public and Development Management at the University of Witwatersrand are designed to produce competent leadership and efficient management in the public and development sectors of the post-apartheid era.
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 /CONTACT: Barbara Baker of University of Pittsburgh, 412-624-4354, or home at 412-443-6921/ CO: University of Pittsburgh; University of Witwatersrand ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU: JVN


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