Local Government in South Africa
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This report presents a continuation of research on the frequency and the nature of service delivery protests throughout South Africa. The initial report had been completed by Hirsh Jain in 2010.
Local elections 2011: Will the DA make a clean sweep in the Western Cape, or will new ANC leadership there turn the tide? Will the ANC retain control of 5 of the 6 metros?
Will oppositions parties capitalize on the widespread problems in ANC-run municipalities in the North West
Report on Stakeholder's Forum
On 14 December 2010, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) hosted a Stakeholder’s Forum in the Delareyville town hall. As part of its on-going work in the area of rates withholding, the LDPHS Project was invited to make a presentation at the meeting.
Report of the Community Law Centre for SALGA
Key words: Global financial crisis, economic recession, South Africa, decentralization, national government, provincial government, local government, national response
Key words: Community protests, violent protests, local government, municipalities, trends in protests, number of protests, frequency of protests
Drafted by Prof Jaap de Visser and Prof Nico Steytler, the concerns of the draft bill are the electricity restructuring and the general legal and the constitutional consequences if the amendment.
Since 1994, there has been a widely observed commitment in South Africa to participatory governance within both government and civil society, which has been given legal standing and encouragement through the country’s Constitution and other pieces of progressive legislation. While in many instances implementation has lagged behind the ideals of legislation and policy, it has to be said that never in the country’s history have law and policy-making and development practice been as democratic and participatory as under the present dispensation.
The quality of local democracies: A study into the functionality of municipal governance arrangements
This study examines the legal framework for municipal governance and analyses whether, in practice, the relationships follow the pattern as intended in the law. More than thirty interviews were conducted with office-bearers, councillors and officials in five municipalities which differed according to size, location and success levels.
The Role Of Ward Committees In Enhancing Participatory Local Governance And Development In South Africa Evidence From Six Ward Committee Case Studies (Research Paper)
"Ward committees have been the focus of considerable attention by government as well as civil society, with substantial investment already made in an attempt to ensure that these structures have the necessary capacity and resources required for them to fulfil their envisaged roles as the “voice” of communities. At the same time, questions have been asked about how effective these institutions actually are; whether they are useful conduits for community involvement in local governance; whether, as “created spaces” for public participation, they are inherently capable of playing the critical role expected of them; and whether they create opportunities for real power-sharing between municipalities and citizens." [excerpt taken from the Introduction]