A special focus on the role of municipal courts in South Africa, commissioned by the Open Society Foundation.
Host cities face a major challenge minimising the environmental footprint of an estimated 450 000 visitors during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but there are both local and international examples we can learn from.
As South Africa begins to roll out big public transport projects, cities and towns could benefit from the international trade in carbon credits.
A proposed amendment to the Constitution would give national government the power to make laws limiting the executive authority of municipalities in respect of municipal functions. Lawyers KATE REYNOLDS and MIKE EVANS shed light on some of the difficulties facing the Bill.
The Forum meets in a Thusong centre that is way off the beaten track. This is to ‘take decision-making closer to the people’, as the Speaker of our municipality says.
While established markets like the one in Tshwane play an important role in the economy, there are many hidden pitfalls for municipalities who see markets as a quick path to job creation.
Poor neighbourhoods are building citizenship and civic pride in Bolivia through an annual competition to improve public spaces.
With South Africa’s fourth democratic government hailed as bringing the dawn of a new era, DEREK POWELL, looks at what needs to change in our public sector.
There’s already controversy about the transfer of land to the new Housing Development Agency, but for long-time housing activist and CEO of the Agency there’s now a new ‘window of opportunity’ to tackle the housing backlog.
A new era has begun in the national and provincial executives, as well as in key Parliamentary committees. For those who work in and with government, here’s a quick and easy guide to the new movers and shakers.
Teams produce better results than individuals working alone and they make the work environment more interesting and exciting. SHANAAZ MAJIET analyses what makes teams effective.
Impumelelo’s recent best-practice workshop provided a space to reflect on its award-winning environmental projects in the public sector and inspire municipalities to explore, adapt and replicate these successful approaches.
An award-winning meadery in the Eastern Cape is helping meet the global demand for honey by providing livelihoods through keeping bees and selling honey products in an ecologically sound way.
A low-cost internal approach to improving data at Drakenstein Municipality has recovered millions of rands in unpaid debt, strengthening the financial sustainability of the municipality.