Local Government in South Africa: Briefing Papers
AIDC + Assembly of the Unemployed | Briefing Papers | 31 May, 2021
The functioning of local government in South Africa has been severely affected by the implementation of austerity policies. Such measures have resulted in budget cuts for municipalities and impacted on their ability to deliver services. This series of briefing papers looks at different aspects of local government in South Africa, in this context of austerity.
The first instalment of the series locates municipalities within the broader government apparatus, looking at how powers are divided and resources allocated across the three spheres of government. You can access it by clicking on this link: Division of Powers & Allocation of Resources
The second instalment looks at how local governments are constituted, explaining how office bearers and officials are elected and appointed, and outlining their roles and responsibilities. Access it by clicking on this link: Local Government Make-Up & Responsibilities