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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 ...
The (mis)management of ethno-linguistic diversity in Ethiopian cities
(Taylor & Francis, 2017)
Ethiopia has an ethnic federal system that is based on the assumption that the ethnolinguistic communities of the country are located in neatly defined, or definable, territorial areas. On the basis of this assumption the ...
Ministerial directives to local government in Zimbabwe: top-down governance in a decentralized constitution
(Cambridge University Press, 2017)
Urban and rural local authorities constitute the lowest tier of Zimbabwe's multilevel system of government. These local governments have a constitutional "right to govern" that must be exercised within the constitutional, ...
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 ...
Local government in the 2013 constitution of Zimbabwe: Defining the boundaries of local autonomy
(Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, 2017-10-06)
The 2013 Constitution of Zimbabwe recognises local government as the lowest tier of government in a three tier arrangement. Thus, local government, composed by urban and rural local authorities, now owes its existence ...