Dr Elvin Shava

Dr Elvin Shava
Senior Lecturer
M Block Room, 218 2nd Floor
Public Governance


Dr Elvin Shava is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Public Governance. He holds a Bachelor of Administration, a Bachelor of Administration Honours and a Master of Administration from the University of Fort Hare and a PhD in Public Management and Governance from the North West University in South Africa. His research interests are in public management, local government, public service delivery, social accountability, public policy and digital governance.

Dr Shava is a member of the South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM)

Academic Qualifications

  • B.Admin (UFH)
  • B.Admin (Hons) (UFH)
  • M.Admin (UFH)
  • PhD (NWU)

Professional Bodies

  • South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM)

Research Interests

  • Public management
  • Local government
  • Public service delivery
  • Social accountability
  • Public policy
  • Digital governance

Publications and Papers

Google Scholar Link
  • Elvin Shava 2023. Inclusive Governance for Effective Public Administration in Southern African Development Community. Integration in the Southern African Development Community Region: Peoples’ Agency, Popular Participation, and Democratization. In: Korwa et al. (Eds.), Peoples’ Agency, Popular Participation, Democratization, and Integration in Southern African Development Community Region. Rowman & Littlefield. Pages 1-272.
  • Elvin Shava 2022. “Survival of African Governments in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development, in: Everisto Benyera (ed.), Africa and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, pages 125-144, Springer. Cham.
  • Elvin Shava & Vyas-Doorgapersad, S. 2023. Inclusive participation in information and communication technologies (ICT) processes for smart services in the city of Johannesburg. Insights into Regional Development, Vol. 5, No. 1, 26-40.
  • Elvin Shava 2022. Reinforcing the Role of ICT in Enhancing Teaching and Learning Post-COVID-19 in Tertiary Institutions in South Africa”. Journal of Culture and Values in Education, Vol 5, No.1, 78-91.
  • Elvin Shava & Shikha Vyas-Doogapersad 2022. A Capability Approach for Rural Youth Inclusion in Social and Economic Affairs in South Africa. Journal of Southwest Jiaotong University, Vol 57, No. 3, 453-467.
  • Elvin Shava & Costa Hofisi 2021. Enhancing Basic Service Delivery Through Social Accountability Mechanisms. Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 58, 311-323.
  • Shikha Vyas Doogapersad & Elvin Shava 2021. Paradigms in Public Policy and Administration in Africa. Publisher: African Journal of Development Studies, Vol 11, No. 4, 29-52.