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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 ...
The political-administrative interface in local government - Assessing the quality of local democracy
(Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2009)
Municipalities have registered a tremendous democratic and service delivery record, yet the public perception of them is troubling. Municipalities are too often identified with corruption, inefficiency and inaccessibility. ...
Local accountability: Enforcing the Code of Conduct for councillors
(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 ...
Five suggestions to fix local government
(State of Local Governance Publication, 2018)
The past few weeks have brought the troubled state of local government to the fore with renewed vigour. The Auditor-General’s (AG) consolidated report over the 2016/2017 financial year presented a very bleak picture of the ...
Book Review: Improving local government
(Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, 2009)
Academic literature that engages in a comparison of local government systems, policies and practices and their impact on democracy and development is hard to come by. Yet, these comparisons are critical as they shed light ...
Career patterns of local politicians: The case of metropolitan mayors
(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 ...
Subsidiarity in the Constitution slapstick asymmetry or a 'rights based' approach to powers
(Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2008)
What is subsidiarity? Subsidiarity is a general principle that says that governance should take place as close as possible to the citizens. It translates into the protection of lower levels of government against undue ...
ANC proposals on local government
(Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2012)
In the run up to the ANC Policy Conference in Mangaung, the party's Legislature and Governance Working Group has produced a policy discussion document that pays considerable attention to provincial and local government.
Adding injury to insult: Intrusive laws on top of a weak system
(Constitutional Court Review, 2016)
Local governments often encounter difficulties when state functions and powers are devolved to them. Capacity at local level often becomes the Achilles heel of devolution. This is the case in South Africa. The South African ...
Medical staff attrition in local authorities experiences from Harare City Council Maternity Clinics (2007-2008)
(Journal of Public Administration and Governance, 2012)
The years 2007 and 2008 are of special reckoned in the history of Zimbabwe as the economy plunged into a meltdown and professionalism suddenly became an irrelevant status. Institutions in the public sector struggled for ...