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…

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…

Democracy, participatory politics and development : some comparative lessons from Brazil, India and South Africa

Abstract: This essay reviews findings from ambitious reform projects in participatory governance in Brazil, India (Kerala) and South Africa and draws out some comparative lessons. For inclusive democratic development in the global south attention must be paid to effective citizenship. Author(s): Heller, Patrick Source(s): , Polity; Vol. 44, No. 4 p. 643-665 Polity Vol. 44,…

The use of performance management for effective governance in public administration

Abstract: This article explores the use of performance management practices as an indispensable link between effective governance and performance management in the public sector. Special reference is made to local and provincial governance in South Africa. Author(s): Fourie, David J. Source(s): , Administratio publica; Vol. 20, No. 4 p. 124-138 Administratio publica Vol. 20, No.…