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Electing councillors: A guide to municipal elections
(University of the Western Cape, 2016)
The electoral system for local government combines ward elections with proportional representation. It is regulated in at least four different statutes, the Electoral Act 73 of 1998, the Local Government: Municipal Structures ...
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 ...
Devolution by court injunction: The case of land use planning and management in South Africa
(Uganda Management Institute, 2016)
In South Africa, the legal and policy framework for land use planning and control underwent a significant transformation in which power over land use planning and control was shifted from provinces to local governments. ...
The enforcement of socio-economic rights against local governments in South Africa
(International Development Law Organization (IDLO), 2015)
Poverty and underdevelopment are South Africa’s greatest challenges. These are inextricably linked to uneven access to adequate public services. By all accounts, South Africa has made impressive progress in extending ...