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Research outputs: LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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2021 Inclusive ward delimitation in South Africa: analysing critical issues

Ward delimitation does not only affect registered voters but also the entire society. In making use of registered voters to delimit wards it...

2020 Is political violence in local government a threat to South Africa's democracy?

South Africa is experiencing a rise in local government-related political violence directed at municipal councillors and officials. Threats,...

2020 A realist assessment of the facilitation process for improving social accountability by community based organizations

The poor performance by local government institutions in service delivery has contributed to the proliferation of community-based organisati...

2020 Social accountability in local government: lessons from Vuwani (South Africa) and Gweru (Zimbabwe)

What do experiences in South Africa and Zimbabwe teach us about the relationship between social accountability and public participation? The...