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Research outputs: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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2017 Municipal demarcation decision challenges on financial non-viability of the Vhembe district municipality

In most cases, when the Municipal Demarcation Board announces its intention to demarcate municipal and provincial boundaries, it faces a bac...

2016 A preliminary framework for assessing participation in local urban governments in South Africa: Cities Support Programme

This framework constitutes a working document to guide local urban government in South Africa to assess and improve their participatory proc...

2015 Factors affecting the effectiveness of pro-poor urban water service delivery in post-apartheid South Africa

The birth of democracy in 1994 resulted in a massive law reform process which brought much optimism in South African water resource governan...

2014 Developmental local government in South Africa: issues for consideration

This book is timely given the endemic governance problems and challenges prevalent in South African municipalities over the past 20 years of...