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The place and role of local government in federal systems
South Africa has embarked on an important experiment of creating a decentralised system of government comprising three spheres of government – national, provincial and local. In comparison with international practice, ...
The powers of local government in decentralized systems of government: Managing the 'curse of common competencies'
(Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law, 2005)
The issues and problems flowing from common competencies are shared by many, if not all, decentralised and federal systems; they are a feature arising from the division of powers between two levels of government. The ...
The impact of the global financial crisis on decentralized government in South Africa
(L'europe En Formation, 2010)
Th e global fi nancial crisis has had a severe impact on South Africa.1 Th e economy went into recession in 2008/09 for the fi rst time in 17 years. Nearly a million jobs were lost in 2009 alone. Growth has resumed, but ...