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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 ...
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 ...
Multilevel government in South Africa, Ethiopia and Kenya
(Forum Of Federations, 2018)
This paper aims to inform policy makers and stakeholders in the Philippines about the critical features of, and practical experiences with, federalism and decentralization in South Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia. The ...
Unfunded mandates: Directing subnational governments
(Deutsche Förschungsinstitut fur Öffentlichen Verwaltung, 2012)
Unfounded mandates are an extreme manifestation of the phenomenon of governing from the centre; the federal government through various strategies imposes national mandates on state and local governments at the expense of ...