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Local government in the 2013 constitution of Zimbabwe: Defining the boundaries of local autonomy
The 2013 Constitution of Zimbabwe recognises local government as the lowest tier of government in a three tier arrangement. Thus, local government, composed by urban and rural local authorities, now owes its existence ...
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 ...
Confronting the state of local government: the 2013 Constitutional Court decisions
In September 2014 the then Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Pravin Gordhan, divided municipalities into three groups: a third of the municipalities was carrying out their tasks adequately, a third ...
Ministerial directives to local government in Zimbabwe: top-down governance in a decentralized constitution
(Cambridge University Press, 2017)
Urban and rural local authorities constitute the lowest tier of Zimbabwe's multilevel system of government. These local governments have a constitutional "right to govern" that must be exercised within the constitutional, ...