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  • Chewing more than one can swallow: the creation of new districts in Uganda 

    Singiza, Douglas Karekona; de Visser, Jaap (University of the Western Cape, 2011)
    This article analyses the process of creating districts. It briefly discusses the local government system in Uganda and introduces the phenomenon of the increase in the number of districts. It continues with an analysis ...
  • Demarcating provincial and local powers regarding liquor retail 

    de Visser, Jaap (Unisa Press, 2004)
    Local government’s newly acquired status as a fully-fledged sphere of government with constitutionally protected powers is slowly gaining momentum. Now that the dust is slowly settling around the demarcation and ...
  • Developmental local government in South Africa: institutional fault lines 

    de Visser, Jaap (UTS Centre for Local Government, 2009)
    This paper provides a brief introduction to the recent history of, as well as the legal and policy framework for, local government in South Africa. It discusses the transformation of local government from a racially ...
  • Electing councillors: A guide to municipal elections 

    de Visser, Jaap; Steytler, Nico (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 ...
  • Institutional subsidiarity in the South African constitution 

    de Visser, Jaap (Juta Law, 2010)
    This article attempted to clarify the role played by section 156(4) of the Constitution by tracing some of the origins and manifestations of the principle of subsidiarity, on which this provision is modelled. It was argued ...
  • Local government reform in Zimbabwe: A policy dialogue 

    de Visser, Jaap; Steytler, Nico; Machingauta, Naison (Community Law Centre, University Western Cape, 2010)
    On 3-4 November 2009 the Community Law Centre hosted a seminar entitled “Policy Dialogue on the Future of Local Government in Zimbabwe”. A diverse spectrum of local government practitioners was assembled to discuss ...
  • A perspective on local government's role in realising the right to housing and the answer of the Grootboom judgment 

    de Visser, Jaap (University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    This article examines the responsibilities of the three spheres of government with regard to implementing the right of access to housing and, in particular, the responsibility of local government. Local authorities are ...
  • The political-administrative interface in South African municipalities assessing the quality of local democracies 

    de Visser, Jaap (UTS Centre for Local Government, 2010)
    South African municipalities experience serious challenges in dealing with the interface between politicians and officials. Inappropriate political interference in administrative matters as well as strained relations ...
  • Powers of Local Government 

    de Visser, Jaap (UNISA Press, 2002)
    The Constitution recognises and makes provision for three levels of government that derive their powers from the Constitution. The constitutional status of a municipality, as part of the third sphere of government, is thus ...
  • Realising the right of access to water: pipe dream or watershed? 

    de Visser, Jaap; Cottle, Edward; Mettler, Johann (University of the Western Cape, 2003)
    The article assesses the implications of the Grootboom judgment on the right of access to water. The free basic water policy intends six free kilolitres of water per household per month to be funded from the equitable share ...
  • Special interest councillors in Zimbabwe: a review of law and practice in terms of the 2013 Constitution 

    de Visser, Jaap; Mapuva, Jephias (University of the Western Cape, 2013)
    Local governance in Zimbabwe has a chequered history. Despite high hopes for democratic local governance on the attainment of political independence in 1980, it has often defied democratic practice and is yet to bring ...