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  • The scientific career of the zoologist Max Wilhelm Carl Weber (1852—1937) 

    Pieter, Florence F.J.M.; de Visser, Jaap (Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde, 1993)
    It is shown that the pinnacle of Max Weber’s scientific career was the organization and leadership of the Siboga Expedition to the former Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia)in the years 1899—1900. Before that time, as ...
  • Making law: A guide to municipal councils 

    Steytler, Nico; de Visser, Jaap; Mettler, Johann (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2000)
    The first fully democratic municipal elections held on 5 December 2000 saw local government take its rightful place as the third sphere of government. Chapter seven of the Constitution has now come into full operation. ...
  • The emerging role of metropolitan cities in federations 

    Steytler, Nico (Forum of Federations, 2001)
    City-regions or large metropolitan cities are a rapidly growing phenomenon in developing countries. They are also seen as a key mechanism to the development and growth trajectories of those countries, particularly in the ...
  • Roles and responsibilities of the municipal manager 

    de Visser, Jaap (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2001)
    renaming and transformation of local government structures. Coping with the new designation is probably the least important of the changes for the municipal manager. One of the key challenges in this respect is defining ...
  • Federal arrangements as a peacemaking device during South Africa's transition to democracy 

    Steytler, Nico; Mettler, Johann (Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 2001-01-01)
    This article examines how federal arrangements were used during South Africa's transition to democracy to deal with the conflict posed by two important ethnic-based groupings: right-wing Afrikaners and Zulu nationalists. ...
  • District municipalities : giving effect to shared authority in local government 

    Steytler, Nico (Law, Democracy & Development, 2003-01)
    A new feature of local government outside metropolitan areas is the establishment of 47 district municipalities in December 2000. They share legislative and administrative powers with local municipalities in their area. ...
  • Federal homogeneity from the bottom up: Provincial shaping of national HIV/AIDS policy in South Africa 

    Steytler, Nico (Publius: The Journal of Federalism, 2003-01-01)
    The focus of uniform policy making in federal systems is usually on enforcing homogeneity on units within a federation, based often on the implicit premise that the center is "right," enlightened, or modern and that one ...
  • Socio-economic rights and the process of privatizing basic municipal services 

    Steytler, Nico (Law, Democracy & Development, University of the Western Cape, 2004)
    The socio-economic righ ts in the Bill of Rights bind all organs of state, including municipalities. These rights may also impose posicive obligations. Through the delivery of basic services. municipalities fu lfi l some ...
  • The place and role of local government in federal systems 

    Steytler, Nico (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 2005)
    South Africa has embarked on an important experiment of creating a decentralised system of government comprising three spheres of government – national, provincial and local. In comparison with international practice, ...
  • The powers of local government in decentralized systems of government: Managing the 'curse of common competencies' 

    Steytler, Nico (Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law, 2005)
    The issues and problems flowing from common competencies are shared by many, if not all, decentralised and federal systems; they are a feature arising from the division of powers between two levels of government. The ...
  • District-local municipal relations: The challenges to cooperative government 

    Steytler, Nico; Jordan, Janis (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2005)
    Outside of metropolitan areas, local government is shared by district and local municipalities; the 47 district municipalities and 231 local municipalities share legislative and administrative powers over the same geographical ...
  • District-local municipal relations: The challenges to cooperative government 

    Steytler, Nico; Jordan, Janis (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2005)
    Outside of metropolitan areas, local government is shared by district and local municipalities; the 47 district municipalities and 231 local municipalities share legislative and administrative powers over the same geographical ...
  • Status quo report on intergovernmental relations regarding local government 

    Steytler, Nicolas; Fessha, Yonatan; Kirkby, Coel (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2006)
    Local government in South Africa is a unique experiment in intergovernmental relations. Guided by the constitutional principle of co-operative government, the provinces, and district and local municipalities must work ...
  • Water delivery: public or private? 

    Mbazira, Christopher; de Visser, Jaap (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2006)
    The landscape within which human rights are protected and realised has changed dramatically in the last few decades. One of the main driving forces for this change is economic globalisation and the weakening of ...
  • Local accountability: Enforcing the Code of Conduct for councillors 

    de Visser, Jaap (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2006)
    A perceived lack of responsiveness on the part of councillors towards their citizens as well as perceived, alleged and proven cases of corruption and maladministration involving councillors all contribute to the perception ...
  • Local accountability: Enforcing the Code of Conduct for councillors 

    de Visser, Jaap (Dullah Omar Institute, 2006)
    This paper focuses on the role of the council of a municipality towards ensuring accountable governance. First, it discusses the Code of Conduct for councillors, which is the key instrument at the hands of the municipal ...
  • Career patterns of local politicians: The case of metropolitan mayors 

    de Visser, Jaap (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2006)
    Local government is emerging as a strong third sphere of government. Within local government, metropolitan cities are coming out as powerful institutions. Meanwhile, the discussion on the role of provincial governments is ...
  • Enforcing the economic, social and cultural rights in the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights : twenty years of redundancy, progression and significant strides 

    Mbazira, Christopher (African Human Rights Law Journal, 2006)
    The fight against poverty and underdevelopment in Africa is amongst others dependent on how successfully the socio-economic rights protected in both the regional and universal instruments are concretised. The last 20 years ...
  • Defining local government powers and functions 

    Steytler, Nico; Fessha, Yonatan Tesfaye (Sabinet, 2007)
    The functional areas of provincial and local government competency are listed in Schedules 4 and 5 of the Constitution, with those appearing in part A of each schedule confined to provincial government and those in part B ...
  • DPLG's policy review process: Local government under the spotlight 

    de Visser, Jaap; Christmas, Annette; Baatjies, Reuben (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2007)
    On 31 July 2007, the Department of Provincial and Local Government (DPLG) initiated a policy review process of provincial and local government. It will ultimately result in a first White Paper on Provinces and a discussion ...