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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 ...
Service delivery protests, struggle for rights and the failure of local democracy in South Africa and Uganda: parallels and divergences
(Centre for Applied Legal Studies, Wits University, 2013)
Although the two countries are thousands of miles apart, Uganda and South Africa have both experienced service delivery protests in recent years. The protests have been directed mainly at local governments, although in ...