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dc.contributor.authorVisser, G E
dc.contributor.authorVan Dyk, G A J
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-19T13:21:58Z
dc.date.available2012-01-19T13:21:58Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationVisser, G.E. & Van Dyk, G.A.J. 2011. Change, organisational culture and the development of the South African Military Academy to 2009. TD: The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 7(2):205-223, Dec. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/3605]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1817-4434
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/5268
dc.description.abstractThis article investigates the impact of change and organisational culture on the growth and development of the South African Military Academy. It explores the impact of Nationalist Party rule since 1948 and black majority rule since 1994 on the institutional culture of the South African military and how that influenced the development of the Military Academy. This is intertwined with an investigation of the nature and impact of the diverging military and academic subcultures at the Academy. The article contends that, together with the historical exclusion of blacks and women from the military, the marginalisation of white English-speaking citizens by Nationalist Party rule denied the Academy the exploitation of a significant portion of the country’s human resource potential in the interest of institutional development. The same happened with the introduction of racial quotas and the marginalisation of whites since 1994. The Military Academy has, furthermore, historically been too reflective of the organisational culture of the South African National Defence Force and its predecessors instead of informing that culture to meet the challenges of military professionalism. The Academy has a potentially vital educational role to play in the South African and Sub-Saharan African militaries, but requires some changes in its organisational culture to fulfil that mission.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNorth-West Universityen_US
dc.subjectSouth African Military Academyen_US
dc.subjectOrganisational cultureen_US
dc.subjectMilitary cultureen_US
dc.subjectMilitary educationen_US
dc.subjectStellenbosch Universityen_US
dc.titleChange, organisational culture and the development of the South African Military Academy to 2009.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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