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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 ...
Kenya-South Africa dialogue on devolution
(JUTA and company, 2016)
In a radical break with its past, democratic South Africa established a system of devolution that was confirmed in the 1996 Constitution. In reaction to a system of highly centralised government that had seen the abuse of ...
Local government reform in Zimbabwe: A policy dialogue
(Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
This publication is the result of a collaborative research project of South African and Zimbabwean academics and practitioners active in the field of local government. On 3-4 November 2009 the Community Law Centre hosted ...
The limits of democratic governance in South Africa, by Louis A. Picard and Thomas Mogale
(Oxford University Press, 2015)
The title of the book by Louis A. Picard and Thomas Mogale is a bit of a misnomer. The book is not about democratic governance in South Africa in general—across the three spheres of government— but about democracy at the ...