“To delegate is to entrust to another the execution of some power or duty vested in oneself….” (Gildenhuys1997: 73).

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“To delegate is to entrust to another the execution of some power or duty vested in oneself….” (Gildenhuys1997: 73).

Or

Gildenhuys (1997: 73) contends that “To delegate is to entrust to another the execution of some power or duty vested in oneself….”

Partial quotation:

According to Caiden (1982:6), public administration refers to the implementation of pronouncements made by ….

Or

Gildenhuys (1997:73) maintains that delegation is to entrust to another the execution of some power or duty bested in oneself.

Or

Delegation is assigning one’s duties and responsibilities to another (Gildenhuys 1997:73)

Sources with two authors:

Direct quotation:

“Public Administration as an academic field of study, then, is far from a settled discipline” (Gordon &Milakovich 1995:23).

Or

According to Gordon and  Milakovich (1995:23) “Public Administration as an academic field of study, then, is far from a settled discipline” .

Partial quotation:

Gordon and Milakovich (1995:23) argue that Public Administration as an academic field of study is far from being a developed discipline.

Sources with more than two authors:

Direct quotation:

The format is the same as the source with two sources.  Write all authors of the book (excluding the initials) in the first text referencing and can use the abbreviation (et al.) in the subsequent referencing:

“All these values have important implications for public resources management” (Schwella, et al. 1996:15).

Or

Schnelle, et al. (1996:15) “All these values have important implications for public resources management”.