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    • Reaffirming the social security rights of children in South Africa with particular reference to the child support grant 

      Mirugi-Mukundi, Gladys (ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa, 2010)
      While South Africa has one of the most progressive constitutions in the world, the realisation of socio-economic rights remains a mirage for the majority of its population. Widespread poverty and unemployment present ...
    • Towards a professionalised municipal administration 

      de Visser, Jaap (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
      The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) has published proposed amendments to the Municipal Systems Act which will do much to promote a more professional administration by way of better-qualified ...
    • Property rates - latest developments 

      de Visser, Jaap; Singiza, Douglas (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
      Property rates, as a form of tax imposed on the market value of land and buildings, are the key source of revenue of municipalities. The framework for the imposition of property rates is carefully regulated by the Municipal ...
    • The toilet war 

      Ntliziywana, Phindile; Ayele, Zemalek (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
      The City of Cape Town built unenclosed toilets in Makhaza, an informal settlement in Ward 95 of Khayelitsha. It did so on the understanding that the community would erect their own enclosures. This led to a public outcry, ...
    • Limits on witholding municipal clearance certificates 

      de Visser, Jaap; Jain, Hirsh (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
      In City of Cape Town v Real People Housing (77/09) [2009] ZASCA 159 (30 November 2009), the Supreme Court of Appeal clarified the meaning of section 118(1) of the Municipal Systems Act. This provision gives municipalities ...
    • Professionalising political leadership: Leadership matters 

      Ntliziywana, Phindile (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
      Moves are afoot to professionalise the administrative arm of local government. First, the National Treasury has prescribed a competency framework for municipal officials at senior and middle management levels. All senior ...
    • From the courts 

      Ayele, Zemalek; Bosire, Conrad; Ntliziywana, Phindile (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
      The cart before the horse? An award of tender contracts before legal compliance?
    • The state of our local democracies 

      de Visser, Jaap (Good Governance Learning Framework, 2010)
      Over the last 15 years, South Africa has transformed its local government system from an illegitimate, racist institution into a democratic institution with a developmental mandate. A new generation of municipalities, lead ...
    • Local government reform in Zimbabwe: A policy dialogue 

      de Visser, Jaap; Steytler, Nico; Machingauta, Naison (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 ...
    • The impact of the global financial crisis on decentralized government in South Africa 

      Steytler, Nico; Powell, Derek (L'europe En Formation, 2010)
      Th e global fi nancial crisis has had a severe impact on South Africa.1 Th e economy went into recession in 2008/09 for the fi rst time in 17 years. Nearly a million jobs were lost in 2009 alone. Growth has resumed, but ...
    • Constitutional Court shows DFA the door 

      de Visser, Jaap (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2010)
      In October 2009, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) declared parts of the Development Facilitation Act (DFA) unconstitutional. The Gauteng Development Tribunal was making land use management decisions and bypassing municipal ...
    • Institutional subsidiarity in the South African Constitution 

      de Visser, Jaap (Stellenbosch Law Review, 2010)
      This article explores the connection between section 156(4) of the Constitution and the principle of subsidiarity as it is found in legal theory and practice. It explores the historic background of the principle as well ...
    • Professional administration : crucial for service delivery 

      de Visser, Jaap; Ntliziywana, Phindile (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
      Municipalities cannot deliver on their developmental mandate without suitably qualified and professional staff. However, evidence shows that the lack of good governance of staff matters in many municipalities results in ...
    • Party manifestos for the third local government elections, 18 May 2011 

      Ntliziywana, Phindile; Bosire, Conrad (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
      With the 2011 local government elections set for 18 May, political parties are preparing their party policies and manifestos in a bid to woo voters. A survey of the party manifestos and statements ahead of the elections ...
    • Should all municipal managers get the boot 

      Ntliziywana, Phindile (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
      With the election of new councils on 18 May, many municipal managers are likely to lose their jobs. The same applies to the managers reporting to the municipal managers.
    • The end of administrative autonomy over individual staff appointments : from the courts 

      Ntliziywana, Phindile (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2011)
      Section 118(1) provides that a registrar of deeds can register a property transfer only lfhe or she receives a municipal clearance certificate that confirms that all taxes and fees due In connection with the property 'during ...
    • Implementing the Municipal Systems Amendment Act 

      de Visser, Jaap (Local Government Bulletin, 2011)
      The Municipal Systems Amendment Act was signed into law by the President on 5 July 2011 and is set to have a major impact on municipal governance. Regulations to give further substance to the Act are on their way. The first ...
    • Riot damage - who pays? 

      Chigwata, Tinashe (Local Government Bulletin, 2011-11)
      Protest actions has become part of South Africa's political landscape. The extent to which it is increasingly marked by violence is cause of alarm. Assemblies, pickets, marches and demonstrations are essential features of ...
    • The implication of noncompliance with Treasury's competency requirements 

      Ntliziywana, Phindile (Local Government Bulletin, 2011-11)
      In 2007, in response to capacity constraints bedeviling local government, the National Treasury issued regulations setting out minimum competency requirements which all municipal financial and supply chain management ...
    • MDB's municipal capacity report: Is local government ready for National Treasury's deadline 

      Ntliziywana, Phindile (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape, 2012)
      On 15 June 2007, the National Treasury promulgated the Municipal Regulations on Minimum Competency levels for financial and supply-chain management officials in municipalities. The Regulations prescribe minimum competency ...