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Making law: A guide to municipal councils
(Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2000)
The first fully democratic municipal elections held on 5 December 2000 saw local government take its rightful place as the third sphere of government. Chapter seven of the Constitution has now come into full operation. ...
Subsidiarity in the Constitution slapstick asymmetry or a 'rights based' approach to powers
(Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2008)
What is subsidiarity? Subsidiarity is a general principle that says that governance should take place as close as possible to the citizens. It translates into the protection of lower levels of government against undue ...
District-local municipal relations: The challenges to cooperative government
(Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2005)
Outside of metropolitan areas, local government is shared by district and local municipalities; the 47 district municipalities and 231 local municipalities share legislative and administrative powers over the same geographical ...