Towards a common framework for managing local authorities and service re-organisation processes in accordance with Chapter 8 of the Municipal Systems Act, No. 1 of 2003
Keywords: Municipal Systems Act, Constitutional law, SAMWU v. the City of Cape Town, service delivery, municipal competencies
A discussion of the impact of the Constitutional competencies of local government on its responsibilities to realise the right to housing / shelter (Part of papers filed by Community Law Centre, acting as Amicus Curiae in Grootboom case for the Constitutional Court).
A discussion of the right to equal treatment, the test to be applied by the courts, focusing on the impact on local government. The paper includes references to and summaries of court cases.