A comparative analysis of the system of intergovernmental relations in Botswana and South Africa : the dynamics of a two-tier system versus a three-tier system

Abstract: In both South Africa and Botswana, local government is the most disadvantaged sphere of government. Although designed for efficiency, effectiveness and cooperation, all configurations have problems of ambiguity in governmental authority, as well as counterproductive friction, duplication and waste. Author(s): Dipholo, Kenneth; Gumede, Nyawo Source(s): , Journal of African & Asian local government studies…

Review of the Commonwealth local government good practice scheme

Abstract: The Good Practice Scheme partnered councils and local government associations from Jamaica, India, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Pakistan and Ghana with their counterparts in South Africa, India and the UK with the objective to exchange good practice and generate innovative solutions. Author(s): Duchnowski, Rachael Source(s): , Commonwealth journal of local governance (CJLG); 10 p.…

Building a capable and developmental state

Abstract: Chapter 13 of the National Development Plan – 2030 emphasizes that South Africa needs to build a state that is capable of playing a developmental role. Improving relations between national, provincial and local government requires a proactive approach to resolving coordination problems. Author(s): South Africa Source(s): , p. 407-443 Published: 2012 South African government…

NGO pulse

Abstract: Since its inception, NGO Pulse has developed a wide range of online resources to highlight development issues in South Africa and the wider southern African region. Its main objectives are to develop the institutional capacity of the NGO sector through providing information. Author(s): SANGONeT Source(s): , Published: 2012 SANGONeT, Johannesburg (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link:…

Community law centre

Abstract: The Community Law Centre, forming part of the Law Faculty at the University of the Western Cape (‘the Centre’), was established in 1990 and works to realize good governance, socio-economic development, democratic values and human rights enshrined in South Africa’s Constitution. Author(s): University Of The Western Cape Source(s): , Published: 2012 University of the…

Periodization of South African local government reformation since 1994 : (im)perfect democratic transition

Abstract: This paper traces the different periods from the colonial and apartheid era to the current democratic situation. It addresses the question to what extent developmental local government can be instrumental towards building active, inclusive citizenship within democratic governance context. Author(s): Tshishonga, Ndwakhulu; Dipholo, Kenneth Source(s): , p. 500-517, ill., tabs Published: 2012 International conference…