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.…

DDP : Democracy development programme

Abstract: Since its initiation in 1993, the DDP has been a non-partisan non-profit organisation, supporting capacity building on governance and civil society levels to ensure that both are empowered for meaningful participation in South Africa’s social transformation. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Democracy development programme (DDP), Durban (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.ddp.org.za/

Centre for policy studies

Abstract: Originally established in the Business School of the University of the Witwatersrand in 1987, CPS’ current focus of research is on policy, governance and democratisation, not only in South Africa, but in continental Africa at large. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2012 Centre for policy studies (CPS), [Johannesburg] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.cps.org.za/

Managing informality : local government practices and approaches towards the informal economy : learning examples from five African countries

Abstract: This report presents six case studies from across different African countries – including Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa and Tanzania – featuring local governments’ utilization of innovative approaches to better manage the informal economy or sector thereof in their localities. Author(s): David, Susanne Source(s): , 97 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published: 2012 South African…

A gender-specific evaluation framework for the leadership development of women in local government

Abstract: A gender-specific evaluation framework is proposed to ensure that gender equality is achieved in all facets of local government in South Africa, including leadership development.The article highlights the importance of evaluating programmes aimed at leadership development. Author(s): Nkwana, H. Mapula; Dijk, H. Gerda Van Source(s): , Administratio publica; Vol. 20, No. 4 p. 157-172…