Supervision of municipalities
Community Law Centre - The Local Government Project has made a submission to Parliament's Justice and Constitutional Development Portfolio Committee on the proposals to ease the interventions powers of provinces into municipalities.
Geraldine Smith wrote a LLM thesis, discussing the role of a province in a new local government dispensastion focussing on the legal framework for regulating, monitoring, support and intervention and using the Western Cape as a case study.
The Community Law Centre's submission to the proposed amendments to the constitutional provisions (see below) on intervention in local government by provinces and national government.
Proposed, Failed and Forthcoming Changes to the Constitutional Framework for Local Government, No. 2 of 2001
Keywords: Municipal Structures Act, constitutional amendment, interventions, municipal autonomy
A manual explaining provincial intervention in a municipality. It contains the substantial requirements (circumstances that merit intervention) as well as the procedural requirements (the procedures of section 139).
This paper deals with some of the challenges and opportunities for provinces to fulfil their constitutional obligation to monitor the performance of municipalities.
LL M thesis discussing the legal framework for provincial intervention in terms of section 139 of the Constitution.