It’s 10 years since the metro got together with business and central city property owners to create the Cape Town Partnership, and its successeshave been widely praised. KATHARINE MCKENZIE looks at ideas that have come out of this approach to urban management.
An innovative programme of supplying food parcels in return for waste collection has proved successful in informal settlements in Hibiscus Coast Municipality.
Lack of capacity is often cited as a reason for poor service delivery, but good municipal human resource managers can make a plan to attract and retain the calibre of people they need. LUKE REID spoke to five HR managers about the challenges they face and the solutions they have found to overcome these.
Achieving an unqualified audit should now be right at the top of the priority list.
Small-scale farming is helping poor communities to help themselves, with thousands of locals growing their own fresh organic food and many of them earning a living from their produce.
A growing economy and greater regional integration bring a sense of optimism to the bustling streets of the Mozambican capital, despitethe obvious disparity between rich and poor.
Service delivery protests that are increasingl y frequent and more violent are not only hitting the municipalities with the poorest service delivery but of ten high capacity ones too, with profound implications for the entire system of local government.
Local government is in severe distress, the economic crisis is hitting hard and service delivery protests signal rising public dissatisfaction.YUNUS CARRIM says it’s time for a major public debate about the structure and function of our government.
Which is a better investment – RDP housing or social rental housing? That’s the question researchers set out to answer as South Africa continues to struggle with its massive housing challenge.
Local government will not be spared the fall-out of the recession, but argues GLENN HO, this is an ideal time to review municipal efficiencies and focus on doing more with less.
As soon as the World Cup is over, the country heads right into the 2011 local government elections SHARIVAN MOODLEY spoke to the Chairperson of the Municipal Demarcation Board about what promises to be a hotly contested poll.
In the crowded township of Khayelitsha, a group of motivated young people are working to fight crime and encourage tourism.