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Local government and planning for a democratic South Africa.

Local government and planning for a democratic South Africa.

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Published by Centre for Development Studies, University of the Western Cape in Bellville .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Local government -- South Africa -- Congresses.,
  • Local government -- Case studies.,
  • South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1989-1994 -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsAfrican National Congress., University of the Western Cape. Centre for Development Studies.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJS7532 .L62 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 236 p. ;
    Number of Pages236
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15529587M
    ISBN 101868080757
    OCLC/WorldCa29279568

    Representative democracy Unlike many other countries with a longer post-colonial history, South Africa’s electoral institutions command enormous respect, and electoral results are accepted as free and fair. Since the first democratic elections in , South Africa has . Featured SET policy: The National Development Plan (NDP) In a series of articles, the NSTF is unpacking the National Development Plan (NDP). The focus is on understanding it from a science, engineering, technology (SET) perspective. The NDP is seen as a blueprint/guiding document for South Africa. The NDP aims to eliminate poverty and reduceFile Size: KB.

    A trend assessment is conducted with the view to illuminate where the civil society organisation (CSO) stands, and in the pursuit of the developmental state in South Africa's young : Timi Legend Asuelime. What you need to know about the local government audit Local government in crisis: 7% of municipalities function well Most of South Africa’s municipalities are in a disastrous financial.

      South Africa’s government estimates it would require between US$9bn and $13bn to settle new land claims. The proposed law will probably have the greatest impact on commercial farmers, with a presidential spokesperson clarifying that the bill would be applied to agricultural land, not residential property. Local government is the second or third tier of government deliberately created to bring government to the grassroots population, as well as give its members a sense of involvement in the political process that controls their daily lives. Decentralization is a natural indispensable counterpart to pluralistic democracy, i.e. it extends the work of democracy and fulfils democratic by: 5.


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Local government and planning for a democratic South Africa. Bellville: Centre for Development Studies, University of the Western Cape, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication: Document Type: Book: ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes.

This book presents case studies of public participation in democratic governance in South Africa. It examines the voluntary activities by which members of the public share in the processes of governance through democratic institutions.

Each case study outlines a number of opportunities for, and constraints to, public participation in democratic processes. Local Government, Local Governance and Sustainable Development Getting the Parameters Right Introduction SinceSouth Africa has experienced a steep learning curve with regard to institutional design in general, and local government in particular.

When the transition to democracy took place, South Africa inherited a dysfunctional local govern-File Size: 1MB. Democracy and Delivery: Urban Policy in South Africa tells the story of urban policy and its formulation in South Africa. As such, it provides an important resource for present and future urban policy processes.

In a series of essays written by leading academics and practitioners, Democracy and Delivery documents and assesses the formulation, evolution and implementation of urban policy in. LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEMOCRACY. Local government is the third level of government deliberately created to bring.

government to the grass-roots population and gives the grass-roots population. a sense of involvement in the political processes that control their daily lives.

highlights the signifi cance of the existence of a local government sphere in a democratic environment. The discourse on local democracy in Africa, also takes into account the phenomenon of traditional leadership that is constitutionally recognised in South Africa and the role and functioning of traditional leaders in democratic government.

of South Africa yields, at best, some reasons for guarded optimism and, at worst, many grounds for serious concern. In each area, today’s South Africa presents a paradox.

In terms of political culture, South African society played a key role in achieving democracy through its widespread opposition to the apartheid regime. Paper on Local Government and the Municipal Systems Act contain provisions that enjoin local government to promote the fundamental rights to environment.

Constitution Chapter 7 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa deals with the local government. South Africa has been given a rare and historic opportunity to transform local government to meet the challenges of the next century. Although local government will, untilremainFile Size: KB.

system of participatory democracy. The communities play a vital role in the preparation, implementation and review of the Integrated Development Plan (IDP). The aim of this study was to determine the role of community participation in the IDP process of Lepelle- as a form of strategic planning for local government in South Africa.

It is the. The Ward Committee system in South Africa: legislative framework 29 Introduction 29 Legislative imperatives 29 The nature of the local government system in South Africa 32 Participatory democracy 33 The benefits of public participation 34 Local government and structures of.

This is a general book on the new local government in South Africa. It is designed to introduce readers to the kinds of problems that politi cal theorists deal with, and to some of the answers that have been suggested.

The book is a combination of conceptual, his-torical, constitutional, and empirical information, to present a coherent form of a grow-File Size: KB. Local Government and Poverty in South Africa Background Research Series Municipal Services Project 2 1.

A history of discrimination. Apartheid municipalities played a critical role in enforcing segregation and dispossessing and impoverishing the black Size: 99KB. Local government in South Africa administers cities and smaller regions. These are known as municipalities.

There are three categories of municipality. Metropolitan municipalities – defined as category A – govern the major city regions. District municipalities, category C, are for wider areas outside the cities, like counties in the US and.

Local government autonomy and the challenges of grassroots development and civil service administration are also thoroughly analysed. Democratic Governance and Political Participation in Nigeria is a detailed, exhaustive, deep, stimulating and captivating narrative of.

The provincial MEC and Department of Local Government are responsible for co-ordination, monitoring and support of municipalities in each province. Local; The whole of South Africa is divided into local municipalities.

Each municipality has a council where decisions are made and municipal officials and staff who implement the work of the. DEMOCRACy, GOvERNMENT & PUBLIC PARTICIPATION C H A P T E R C H A P T E 3 R • The Bill of Rights is a cornerstone of democracy in South Africa.

It enshrines the The local government electoral system is a mixture between proportional representation and constituency Size: KB. The Institute for Democracy in South Africa promotes accountability as an important part of protecting publi c rights.

Their focus is their “ Right to Know programs” (IDASA, ).Author: FC Prinsloo. Public Participation and Integrated Development Planning in Decentralized Local Government: A Case Study of Democratic Transition in South Africa By Cornie Groenewald, Antoinette Smith This chapter investigates the integrity of the process of public participation as reflected within a decentralized integrated development : Cornie Groenewald, Antoinette Smith.

Questions surrounding democracy, governance, and development especially in view of Africa have provoked acrimonious debates in the past few years. It remains a perennial question why some decades after political independence in Africa the continent continues experiencing bad governance, lagging behind socio-economically, and its democracy.

Chapter One: Great expectations - democratic local government in South Africa 1 Focus of the thesis: local government service delivery and participation 6 Research questions and argument: deepening democracy through local government 6 Research design and methodology: The Nelspruit water concession and the.emphasized as key factors in the determination of future economic assistance for Africa.

The Development Advisory Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is on record in support of "participatory development," which includes democratization, improved governance, and human rights.A A bout the author.

Shamin Chibba has 13 years of writing experience, including three years as an editor. He has written in numerous formats, from long-form features for Al Jazeera Magazine and Brand South to adaptations of classic tales for graphic novels.

He also founded Seer Media, which provided news and information for NGOs in the Eastern Cape.