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Overseeing the overseers: assessing compliance with municipal intervention rules in South Africa
Section 139 of the Constitution of South Africa empowers provinces to intervene into municipalities, an instrument to correct serious failures in local government. This article discusses the policy and legal framework for ...
Implementing Spluma: A review of four ‘Post-Spluma’ provincial planning bills
(Dullah Omar Institute for Constitutional Law, Governance and Human Rights, 2017-10)
Between 2015 and 2017, municipalities across the country developed municipal planning bylaws. Many municipalities were assisted by national government and/or provincial governments. The involvement of both the national ...
Implementing the Municipal Systems Amendment Act
(Local Government Bulletin, 2011)
The Municipal Systems Amendment Act was signed into law by the President on 5 July 2011 and is set to have a major impact on municipal governance. Regulations to give further substance to the Act are on their way. The first ...
The functioning of ward committees: Challenges and prospects
(Dullah Omar Institute, 2007)
Ward committees were formally introduced in 2000, and many municipalities soon commenced the process of establishing them. The establishment rate of ward committees across the country now stands at over 90% and is growing, ...